Tag Archive for 'summer'

Things I love about summer: I love the heat and humidity. I love long days and a good cricket serenade. I love the swimming pool, popsicles dripping down my kids’ chins and berries, berries, berries. I’m three-quarters watermelon and one-half cucumber pretty much all of June and July. I love not being able to see my […]

Food for the 4th

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. It happens during the summer, and I live for summer, so there’s that. It happens when the produce is amazing and simple and local. So there’s that, too. It’s all about community and the “big deal” is the neighborhood parade and fireworks on the hill. It usually […]

Fig Envy

I am a fiend for figs. My grandmother’s yard in Texas is full of fig bushes and trees and, when I would go there in the summer, I spent as much time as I could harvesting the little delights. My Granny and I would pop a few in our mouths, freeze some, and roast others. […]

This week, a friend and I are running our own little “budding entrepreneurs” summer camp for our kids. We each have a rising 1st grader, a rising 2nd grader, and a “baby sister.” Our friends, the Ls, run a business from their home. We will leverage their business experience plus my blogging, writing and recipe creation to […]

It’s summer and my berry hoarding tendencies are at their peak. I’ve often chuckled at people who post recipes at this time of year with myriad of ways to “use up all those excess berries.” Who has excess berries? No such thing. That being said, the sad reality of a berry-obsession is that if you […]