Summer is finally upon us, and with July 4th in a couple of days, i thought i'd discuss food...delicious food...bbq food...sweet food...any type of food! I have an obsession with food sites, especially tastespotting, I literally drool over all the photos and start bookmarking the recipes so i can try later (this being the reason why i recently purchased a slow cooker).  

I love summertime because I can try out new recipes in abundance with friends, and serve them cold appetizers like what's shown above.  Unfortunately I didn't cook the food but a dear friend did...the seared filet mignon with mushrooms, a chilled gazpacho with parmesan crackers, the cucumber cups with avocado and shrimp, and the tuna tartare topped with wakame salad.  I'm hoping to make you drool as much as I did when I came across this photo.  Enjoy!