Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Top Ten Things In July That Make Me Happy:

As a counterpoint to fully-caffeinated:

1. Cherries…large, dark cherries and lots of them
2. Watermelon…my new way to eat it is in wedges with a generous squeeze of lime and a sprinkling of Celtic Sea Salt from Brittany
3. Sunny weather w/ cool ocean breezes--oops, it 's like that about 85% of the year here on the Westside of SoCal…sorry
4. Iced cappuccino made with my semi-automatic Gaggia machine, Peet's Garuda beans, milk and raw cane sugar
5. Cocktails--hard to decide which is lovlier, a crisp glass of chardonnay, a lemondrop martini or a mojito made with fresh limes and mint from my garden
6. Entire dinners made out of salad…a little of this, a little of that on a big platter of greens
7. Fresh herbs like basil, oregano, thyme, mint, rosemary, Italian flat-leaf parsley also from my garden…always ready to snip, snip.
8. Peach ice cream made from my peach tree
9. Fresh figs (also from my tree) w/ crumbled blue cheese and a dash of good balsamic vinegar
10. Corn...loads of sweet white corn lightly steamed with butter, salt and fresh black pepper

Such abundance!

LOVE the summer...


Carrie Wilson Link said...

I didn't see tea on your list! But I'm TOTALLY coming over for #4! I'm salivating!

jennifer said...

Thank you sweet friend you make summer sing!