We're having another un-June-like heat wave. Temps have been in the 80s and 90s for days now, and it's sticky as all get-out. Lawns are beginning to look strawlike due to lack of rain; we desperately need a good long drenching. (If only my friends across the pond could share their rain with me, I'd be happy to send them some of our sunshine and warmth.)
The warmer weather is reflected in our menu, where fresh herbs and summer fruits are beginning to brighten our meals. Here are a few things we've been enjoying lately:
|Crustless quiche with rosemary, chives, and thyme from our pots;|
salad from our own lettuce patch
(decorated with thyme blossom and pansies);
blueberry-peach fruit boats with almond glaze.
Cherry season is happily upon us, and cherries are showing up not only in our salads - cherries and cashews go wonderfully well together on dark leafy greens - but also in baked goods:
|Cherry-chocolate chip muffins for breakfast.|
|Cherry breakfast focaccia,|
|...and after. (Recipe may be found at Fine Cooking)|
I don't mind pitting cherries in a good cause, do you?
P.S. Speaking of sunshine, Ana of Lanas & Hilos (click here to check out her very beautiful crochet blog) has kindly bestowed upon yours truly this cheery Sunshine Award.
Thank you, Ana!
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