Even though it is still technically spring, the summer weather has definitely set in. I have been taking the kids to the pool almost daily and spending plenty of time out in the garden. In the kitchen, I am cooking up things that are quick and easy because we are spending so much time outside of the house. In a few months I will be thinking casseroles, quick breads and pumpkin everything, but for now the kitchen is the last place in the house I want to be.
The garden is loaded with green tomatoes, tiny zucchini, a ton of herbs and the beginnings of pumpkins, radishes and carrots. We just started eating my first batch of sauerkraut from the cabbage we planted in early spring.
I enjoy making infused sparkling water with the mint that is threatening to take over the yard.
A few days ago I cut the first few flowers from my cut garden. With any luck I will be making arrangements all summer with all of the cosmos, zinnias and sunflowers I planted.
The front porch is patriotic with flags, an antique red lantern and a chippy old chair that was destined for the trash.
My peonies were beautiful for such a short while. I wish they bloomed all summer!
I also wish these green blooms would have stayed around a little longer!
You may notice that the light fixture above our dining room table had a little encounter with a three year old and a flute.
Hope you are enjoying your summer also!