I'm not sure how I ever lived in the deserts of Phoenix and the Middle East. We've had a heat wave in Seattle the past week or so, with temperatures getting into the high 80s and low 90s. I've been miserable. Non-stop sweating. My apartment feels like a furnace, and it doesn't cool down much at night.
Yesterday I couldn't bear the thought of going back to my apartment to sit in front of a hot computer, so I ducked into Corvus, my favorite local restaurant/bar. I don't eat there often because the Levantine menu veers a little more towards meat, but Serene, Isaac, Winston, and Lee (sp?) serve up some delicious food. Usually it's just a cold beer and an appetizer for me.
Yesterday I wanted something really light so I got the special - heirloom tomato, sea beans, goat cheese, and a fig balsamic...vinaigrette? It was delicious. I had to ask people what sea beans are, because they sure don't seem like beans. I found a good description at Specialty Produce.