Summer has been beautiful this year. I’m not ready for it to end.
One of our favorite hangouts is a river a few miles from our house.
It’s perfect for swimming, floating, fishing, picnics.. and boat races.
At some point Autumn’s sail broke on hers, so we repaired with a stick and burlap.
The flowers are my favorite. She knows how to make everything pretty. :)
I made blueberry pie for the first time this summer with a recipe from a local orchard.
So good I had to share!
We have been covered up with the flu virus for the last few weeks.
It’s taking all my energy for the moment,
but not to worry.. we have been eating soup, watching movies and making plans.
Here is a fun assignment that I’ve had tucked away for awhile.. :)
(One of our favorite treats)
1/2 cup popcorn kernals
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a large kettle over medium heat.
Then, toss in three kernels, and place the lid on the kettle.
Wait for the kernels to pop.
Once popped, quickly stir in the sugar, and add the remaining kernels.
Replace the lid, and listen for the kernels to start popping.
Once the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds,
remove the pot from the heat and transfer to bowl.
Then, salt to taste, and enjoy!
(*extra info.. I use this popper, use coconut oil and season with freshly ground sea salt)
This picture makes me smile. : )
Maybe because it looks a bit like a quirky Norman Rockwell painting?
or maybe because all my children’s birthdays fall during the summer
whoo! keeps me busy.
So pass a piece of cake.. and make it chocolate if you please.
This has always been my favorite.. I used to make it out of an old cookbook of my grandmas.
Be warned.. this cake deliciously rich. A little bit goes along way, even for serious chocoholics like me!
Sweet strawberries.. I just loaded up my refrigerator with them. They disappear so quickly around here. :’)
… a favorite recipe of mine from a tea room in St. Charles.