Summer is coming to an end (sigh)! I realize that for a lot of people it’s summertime all year long, but for us folks in the Northern hemisphere, it’s a very short season that always seems to fly by. Already at the end of August, the days are shorter, the nights are cooler, and our BBQ dinners are numbered.
I was daydreaming of food (what’s new) and I started to think of fall approaching and all the lovely squash, apples, and beautiful produce hitting our local markets this time of the year. Summer has always been my favourite time of the year, the sun, the boating, swimming, flip-flops, I love it all. Having spent the first 18 years of my life in a part of the world where winter seems to last forever, I felt sun deprived for a majority of the year. In Quebec people are so fed-up with winter by the time spring finally shows up, that patios start opening even when there’s still snow on the ground. Not even joking, it’s like the end of a 6 month long depression coming to an end. I always felt like I was born in the wrong part of the world and developed an urge to move somewhere warm from a young age, which is probably why I love summer so much now.
Wow I am getting side-tracked. Not even sure what my point was.
I think what I was getting at, is I was getting excited about fall and suddenly remembered I needed to enjoy the last bit of summer, which made me want to fire up the BBQ, which made me think of prawn skewers. There you go. My full train of thoughts, explained step by step.
Isn’t it why people start a food blog to begin with? To blabber on about trivial stuff that is barely even related to food?
Anyways back to the prawns…They turned out juicy and delicious, as expected.
I was making this as a main course and decided to serve them with some grilled zucchinis which I also ended up dipping in the cilantro sauce, which was super tasty.