Few weeks back, I joined the madness and shared my first instavideo after a long photo shoot. Once done, we sat for lunch and gobbled up what we prepared together (yes, it was one of those weekends). After a while, I checked my instafeed and turns out the video reached close to 700+ likes in like an hour (woot!) and a comment that said I reached the popular page. Wow, that’s something! Of course, I was excited and thrilled but what followed after that was horrible. There were a series of nasty, rude and mean comments. I just don’t understand what fun do people find in saying such awful stuffs! All that ‘yay, in popular page’ turned to ‘bleh, I hate it’. The next few hours, I kept deleting and blocking users. Yeah, I figured it’s pointless to react.
I guess, this is how two sides of a coin work.
Likewise, my still-no-rain hot sunny days have a fulfilling happy side to it. Summer produce and I cannot get enough of those in my diet.
A visit to the farmers market and we come back with bag loads of stone fruits, watermelons, berries, zucchini blossoms, mangoes, summer corns and lots of heirloom tomatoes. It can be overwhelming at times with such different varieties of summer produce. These tiny heirloom tomatoes that we bought last time were not only cute as buttons but also sweet as candy. And for someone like me who enjoys photographing food, I find it very hard to not make a blog post out of it! Also, since the next day was Sunday and we planned to stay at home, grilled lunch happened effortlessly.
Go simple but go flavorful was the idea. Yogurt and spice marinated grilled salmon is always delicious but the star of the meal was the grilled corn salad with roasted tomatoes. And the gorgeous red chili oil vinaigrette added to the flavor magic. We poured some chilled beer, got some crusty bread on the side and relished the meal we prepared together. Aren’t weekends just so lovely!
And if you are wondering what was that video which received a lot of love and hate, it was this corn salad and grilled salmon that I tried to put on a slice of bread. Here is the link if you are interested!