The simple fact is that without air conditioning, I really don’t cook a lot on very hot days. That’s really only an issue for about two months a year, and that period is about to draw to a close.
My favorite thing to cook at home is Spaghetti all Vongole. Jamie Oliver demonstrates the very simple process in a video (beginning at 5:48)
The only downside to it is that I would gain a lot of weight if I ate it as often as I’d like.