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thank you summer

August 6, 2011

Everything is so fresh and wonderful right now that apparently we’re eating like toddlers: single foods, nothing touching.

Opening up comments because I miss you guys.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2011 10:11 pm

    I think I love summer more and more each year (and it has always been my favorite season to start with!). And that meal exemplifies *why* I have been loving summer so much lately!!

  2. August 6, 2011 10:30 pm

    Delicious! We miss you too :). It’s so nice to be able to eat foods that are fabulous outright and don’t need enhancements (i.e. I really feel too lazy to cook lately.)

  3. Ami permalink
    August 6, 2011 11:16 pm

    Life has been so crazy, dinner around here is typically organic rice crispies with a banana and local milk… ! THAT plate looks uh-mazing! Thank you for your continuous inspiration!!!!

  4. August 6, 2011 11:40 pm

    Yum! Loved your week in pictures, and so sincerely hope you got a lot done this week with the pen (or be it the keyboard).

  5. August 7, 2011 12:02 am

    This evening I at zucchini, leeks, spinach, basil and garlic from the garden in beans and rice. It was the best meal ever, cause I could taste summer. It tasted the way my garden smells and looks. It’s beautiful, isn’t it!? For dessert we ate raspberries from a neighbor. And they tasted like the sunset. (by the way, I’ve been enjoying looking over and reading the Edible magazines you sent my way!!) Summer is good and life is even better when you have a garden.

  6. Christy permalink
    August 7, 2011 1:45 am

    Yum. We feasted this week on pork roast (raised and butchered by a local menonite family), corn on the cob, green beans, okra, cucumbers and tomatoes all from the garden. Last month when we were at the beach (camping in our 24 year old camper van. I love when we pull up next to the huge fancy rv’s.) we ate brats with garden tomatoes, cucumbers and homemade garden coleslaw. We had the whole beach to ourselves. And ate at sunset while sipping a local beer. (Does Shined bock count as local if you are in Texas?) My sweet man sighed and said “this is the best meal I’ve ever ate” And that was my best vacation moment. I love summer. (Even if we had record highs this week. 114!?!)
    I am making pickles in a crock for the 1st time. My recipe says to “skim off scum” Okay…my scum thus far has been white. Normal? What will “spoilage” look like? Also, the picture of Rose with the tomatoe…adorable. She looks so delightfully mischievous.

  7. August 7, 2011 3:29 am

    Summer is a great season. The fruit is the best and the garden vegetables arrive in good order!

  8. abozza permalink
    August 7, 2011 5:26 am

    What a great plate! Definitely looks like summer eatin’ and looks delicious! I’ve enjoyed your photos this week, but will be happy to have your words back, again! Hope you got everything done you needed to get done! Lord knows I didn’t! :)

  9. August 7, 2011 6:40 am

    miss you wit & humor….. even though the pictures are great.
    xoxox – see you soon :)

  10. margery permalink
    August 7, 2011 8:09 am

    looks like our dinner….except my plates have animals designs on them….hope this finds you well.

  11. August 7, 2011 9:23 am

    Mmm.. real food from the garden and forests, doesn’t get much better than that..

  12. August 7, 2011 10:50 am

    Oh that is gorgeous!!! We last night dined on salmon with farmer’s market morels, summer squash and berries, with some more berries all squished up into white wine with a shot of mineral water and an eensy drip of agave. Ahhhhh… All consumed on our little itsy city balcony in the late afternoon. What a glorious Saturday.

  13. August 7, 2011 12:47 pm

    oh yeah, i’m coming over for dinner tonight! : )

  14. August 7, 2011 3:18 pm

    Beautiful and looks delicious!

  15. coleen permalink
    August 7, 2011 5:50 pm


  16. August 7, 2011 6:35 pm

    I thought of you this weekend camping as we picked local Saskatoon berries; even the red ones were sweet.

  17. Molly permalink
    August 8, 2011 12:09 pm

    Gorgeous, thank you. Opened the fridge Sunday morning after some very distracted days and found a CSA backup of profound dimensions. Since then, have eaten mostly just potatoes, new onions, peppers, carrots, cabbage, fresh herbs, garlic, swiss chard, that sort of thing. Planning a massive infusion of peas and beans this week. Made some “patio yoghurt” – leaving a pot of heated, cooled and yoghurt infused milk on the patio til later in the day when I remember it because I need the pot. Strained it, and am eating it with local honey. Summer.

    • 6512 and growing permalink*
      August 8, 2011 9:23 pm

      Love the patio yogurt – I once made yogurt in the front seat of my old Honda with the windows rolled up.

  18. Molly permalink
    August 8, 2011 12:13 pm

    P.S. Used an anonymous version of the First Tomato story to illustrate Gilligan’s stages of women’s development in a training. She was “selfishness v. responsibility to others” in case you are wondering. I loved your take on the dilemna of how to respond.

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