The Best Dishes To Make on a Hot Summer Day in Your Sagamore Kitchen

When the weather spikes up to those high 80 and 90 degree days, it can be hard to get the motivation to come back to your Sagamore apartment, turn on the stove and make some dinner. With the weather about to get even hotter, it’s nice to take a break from the stove and whip up some meals that will cool you down. Here are some of the best summer recipes when you are looking for a cooler dish that doesn’t require turning on a hot stove.


Shrimp and Avocado Salad: Shrimp and avocado salad is light, fresh and a great choice for dinner during a hot summer day. It only involves using stove top, cook the shrimp until pink. Dice up some avocados celery and anything else you may want to put your own spin to and add in. This recipe from the food network also provides steps for making your own dressing. You can then leave the salad in your fridge for the shrimp to cool and serve cold, and keep them warm. You can get the shrimp and all ingredients at one of the many local farmers markets on the Upper West Side!

5 Ingredient Pasta Salad: Pasta salad is another great dinner choice for when the weather is wam. Even with the central air in your Sagamore apartment, after being outside all day it’s not always fun to heat up the oven. Use stove top  to bring the pasta to a boil and chill in the fridge for as long as you like. You can stick in the freezer for about ten minutes to make it cool faster! Add arugula, cheese, pesto and roasted red peppers for a refreshing and easy summer dish.

Tuna Salad Sandwich: Make a delicious dinner without touching the stove in your Sagamore apartment with a tuna salad sandwich. Use one can of tuna and combine with celery, red onion, cottage cheese and mayo for traditional style. Add some lemon juice, parsley capers and dijon mustard for some extra great flavor.Pair with some chips, green salad or fruit on the side and you have a refreshing cool meal for a hot summer day!


See more recipes below for ideas on what to cook after a long, hot day out in NYC!


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Best Beaches Around NYC

Summer is officially here and the summer heat is in full swing with some 80 and 90 degree weather in our forecast. If you have a day off, are lucky enough to experience summer Fridays or are looking for somewhere to cool off over the weekend, there are several beaches not too far from NYC our Sagamore residents can easily visit. Whether you have your own car or rely on public transit, you can make your way to all of these local beaches this summer from The Upper West Side!


Fire Island: Fire Island is a little bit of a longer trip from the Upper West side but well worth it if you are looking for a mini vacation and looking for the perfect spot for a weekend beach trip. With limited cars allowed on the island, the unique community makes it feel like one big beach rather than a cluster of small towns! You can visit for the day, stay out on Long Island, or rent a beach house on Fire Island itself! There are several waterfront restaurants to enjoy a nice dinner with friends and family, shops to take a break from the sun and of course miles of sandy to enjoy the Ocean! You can get there from NYC by taking the LIRR and then hopping on the Fire Island ferry.


Long Beach: Long Beach is just an hour outside Manhattan and a easy train ride away for our Sagamore residents! Take the train out of Penn on the LIRR to Long Beach Long Island. For less than 20 bucks enjoy the beautiful Long Island Scenery on this 5 mile stretch of sand. There are plenty of activities on the beach. Join in on a game of Volleyball or take a stroll along the newly built boardwalk. You can buy a day pass to enjoy a day on the beach or purchase a season pass if you plan on making the trip often!


Jersey Shore: Jersey Shore and Long Beach are popular vacation spots for local residents in the Tri-State area. If you are looking for something a little different from the Long Island beaches, take the NJ Transit train and hop off at one of the several stops along the shore! There are several boardwalks with cute stores, great places to eat and plenty to do if you don’t want to bathe in the sun all day long.