Shots of Summer

It’s Labor Day again. I often get reflective this time of year. Seasons changing, time passing, kids growing, blah blah blah.

I’m feeling less bittersweet this year. There are interesting projects coming up (TBA), new boots I want to buy, and fun trips to look forward to in the next six months.

But, the real reason I’m so content to move on is that I had a fantastic summer chock-full with great food: weekend trips thanks to generous friends (Woodstock, Long Beach, the Connecticut shore), a week in Montreal, 10 days in Colorado, and many relaxing weekends in our own backyard (literally… a real treat in NYC).

So enough with fantastic. It’s time to get down to business, back to work, and off to school. But before I let summer go completely I thought I’d share just a few of my favorite food-related photos from the summer.

Birthday champagne at the River Cafe

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Yet Another Post About How Much I Love the Greenmarket…and a Recipe for Peach Salsa

It has become a cliché to rhapsodize about the farmer’s market come summertime: mountains of colorful peppers, fresh from the field greens, tables of succulent tomatoes, heaps of sweet corn just begging to be eaten. Maybe the over-the-top, sensuous descriptions are getting a bit old.

Well, dammit, that’s too bad. I love the Greenmarket in the summertime (and fall). My heart starts to flutter as I walk by the crowded stands and am instantly overwhelmed by the bounty. My brain works overtime quickly calculating how many vegetables we could actually eat in a single week’s time. My wallet cries out in preemptive pain as it realizes that it will be completely empty by the end of the shopping trip.

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