Eating and cooking in summer

Holidays, sun, beach. Summer is a favourite of kids worldwide, and usually a fun time for everyone (except those who have to commute in crowded trains and work in hot places!).
Summer usually revitalises the kitchen by bringing in a variety of colours and flavours that are very much needed after the Winter months and the hungry gap of Spring.

The benefits of living through the seasons

Living through the seasons is what all our ancestors used to do. Depending on the weather, the food available would change and their activities would change as well. With most people living in cities and having a somewhat stable routine throughout the year, following the seasons is not common anymore, other than changing your wardrobe and turning on or off your heating and cooling systems. But, there are benefits to following the seasonal changes as they come even if you live a traditional 21st century lifestyle.
I live in the South of the UK where we have 4 very distinct seasons. When I talk about summer, autumn, winter and spring, I am mostly referring to those as they exist here. But that doesn’t mean that what I am writing about here can’t be applied to other places with hotter or warmer weather, as long as you adapt things to your particular climate and the specific rhythms that come from it.