maybe it is the constant hum of the box fan. or maybe it’s the fireflies being whisked into ball jars each night.
but without even looking at the calender it’s my garden who just flat out told me that summer is finally here.
the bee balm and cone flower are beginning to flower.
the raspberries are slowly ripening.
the sunny yellow squash flowers will soon be fruit.
cilantro is finding it’s way into every salad we make.
the toscano kale is beginning to tower above it’s neighbors.
pesto has become a topping on everything and anything (roasted potatoes especially).
and herbs such as peppermint and anise hyssop are being made into iced teas.
we are headed out on a camping trip this weekend to celebrate the solstice. The cooler is packed with kale chips, pesto pasta, bean salad with cilantro and peppermint tea. oh yes and a few raspberries for banana boats over the campfire.
peel back one piece of banana peel.
scoop out a channel and eat.
fill channel with chocolate chips, nuts, and fresh berries.
pull peel back over and wrap whole banana in tin foil.
roast over fire until warm and gooey.
grab a spoon and enjoy
happy summer !