Each year, I wait for the first morning I have a sense that Fall is right around the corner, teasing me. The humidity is gone, skies are clear and blue, and there’s a gentle breeze. One cruel morning this week hinted of just that, but […]
Tag: Summer Recipes
The local weather widget on my Mac’s dashboard says it’s 90 degrees outside right now, but I don’t believe it. Although it does seem to be quite a bit warmer than what the weather guy reported this morning, it’s still not that hot. I’ll believe 80. Maybe. I can feel a nice breeze — refreshingly cool, but the sun is scorching! No complaints, however. None at all. Actually I’m sort of amazed that when summer officially began a couple of days ago with the ending of school, the ever-present June Gloom we’re accustomed to has disappeared.
That means tonight will be perfect for an outside dinner, after I scrape the hard water deposits off the glass on the patio table. So much for Martha living here, right? I’ll light some little votive candles, throw a couple of logs in the chiminea, and hope the clouds don’t return so we can enjoy what promises to be a very warm evening.
This first truly summery night deserves an after dinner treat that I’ve had my eye on since the June issue of Gourmet surfaced in my mail stack. I couldn’t exactly get past the full page glossy photo and the homey looking aspect of the strawberry pie. Was that jello? Oh. My. It’s definitely what my idea of summer in a pie would be. Very berry!
Is it cheating that I added blueberries? I can’t resist the way they look with strawberries. Okay, and their crunch is quite lovely, too.
I’ll let you know how the dinner goes.
I know it’s sweltering across the country right now, and even though we’re enjoying a balmy 73 degrees right now (sorry, I can’t resist…I know. It’s not very nice. But I can’t stand the heat. I melt in the heat. I’m not comfortable at any […]