I found two food ideas that will spice up and perk up your summer.
The first is grilled poppers. Poppers are stuffed peppers, either hot or mild. While you can slice the peppers and clean them it is more fun to use a Jalapeno Pepper Roaster.
The recipe that comes with it is fine but takes a little work. If you want you can just stuff the peppers with cream cheese. Fun to make and taste great.
I like the taste of lemon. If I order dessert is is usually something like a lemon tart. I dug out my old ice cream maker and found a recipe for lemon sorbet. It is fantastic.
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil then simmer until sugar dissolves. Cool completely (overnight in the refrigerator). When cool add the lemon juice and the zest, stir to combine. Put in your machine and make the sorbet.
I had not used the ice cream maker for a few years. I had tried to make some low carb or low cal conconctions and was disappointed. Not now.