It's been in the 90's here all month, but it seems like I have the oven going every other day anyway! I'm definitely ready for fall.... but around here that usually means snow. Hopefully, we can get through September without any!
I did look longingly at some butternut squash yesterday, yes with lust in my heart...
High Cheese, the rabbit is available at Rousses supermarket year round.
My oven is hardly ever on at home any long, save Saturday or sunday.. I just don't cook that much there any longer. Back when I lived in Jersey, I had window AC units and the kitchen was always hot in the summer..to hot for the oven. Now that I'm in New Orleans and have central air (that has been on since the last week in April) my kitchen stays pretty cool.
Carolina, you're not the only one! I mostly cook with the seasons, too, and I also like to eat lighter foods in the summer. I heard long ago of someone whose oven stays off between Memorial Day and Labor Day - if it can't be grilled, microwaved or done on the stovetop, it doesn't get made. I'm not quite that strict about it, but I always remembered that It's just too hot and humid here to turn on the oven very often.
I'm definitely looking forward to cooler fall weather and soups and stews and long-roasted meats and veggies.