Summer is my fourth favorite season. I'm not a sun girl. I don't like to be hot. However, this year, I decided that I would embrace the summer months for all that they were worth. Turns out summer is not so bad after all...
Mornings were spent on the deck drinking coffee with Jonas and reading.
Then there were the days by the ocean...
and other shellfish...
or sometimes, soft shell crab sandwiches
while watching the dusk arrive.
Some days were spent fishing.
When the fishing was good,
dinner was delicious!
One very early morning, we fished while the sun awoke.
I would have to say this was my favorite day!
Our grill worked overtime. Farm fresh vegetables
were delicious on ciabatti with fresh mozzarella and homemade pesto.
Little neck clams were eaten as is or
jazzed up with fresh breadcrumbs, sun dried tomatoes and garlic.
Lots and lots of sun tea was brewed and drank.
As well as a few margaritas
and a couple pitchers of beergaritas!
Tomatoes from our garden became salsa and fresh sauce.
Jalapenos from the garden were stuffed with cream cheese
and wrapped in bacon to become the new favorite appetizer!
Peaches were in abundance to be eaten fresh
or baked in pies with strawberries.
Blueberries became muffins
and hand pies that disappeared in seconds.
This guy showed up in my backyard...
along with this beauty...
Ha! Ha! I had you going there for a minute, didn't I? Actually, we enjoyed a trip to the Bronx Zoo!
Aah, summer, it's been fun!