In the days before air conditioning, when people had to process large amounts of food on the homestead they did just that. In a so called "Summer Kitchen" - a smaller kitchen, often open aired with a roof, in which to do the big batch cooking like the canning and baking during the busy season of Summer. It kept the heat out of the house and I imagine keeping the flames and the mess away from the house was a concern as well.
So, I got to thinking I wouldn't mind having one one day. Not a giant built in granite/stainless steel modern monstrosity...but a cute little space with a hot plate, a sink, some shelves and some shade. These kitchens above could all easily be put together with some re-purposed shelving and pallets, then decorated to your hearts desire with some thrifted goodies. It would be lovely to whip up a little dinner al fresco in one of these kitchens wouldn't it?
And just for fun, here is an image I found of a Southern Summer kitchen as they were long ago. Kinda cool huh?
Happy 4th Ya'll. Have fun and be safe.