I hope you guys don’t mind the overload of food posts lately. Every year when summer rolls around I go a bit crazy buying more produce than I probably need (though I always find a way to use it/store it).
While I have been complaining on and on about the heat at home, and last week I retired from setting my hair in curls until October, I am thankful for summer for the food it produces. I got a bit of a late start on my vegetable garden, but I have a lot growing. In a few more weeks my garden will be bursting with veggies (mostly tomatoes, really, I have 20, yes 20 plants!), and I will be cranking the AC in order to get all those beauties preserved for the cooler months. I can’t wait. Canning is something I look forward to and find strangely therapeutic.
Last year I canned tomatoes for the first time. We finished the last can around February or so, and I decided then that I would do all that I possibly could to buy as few canned tomatoes from the store as possible. Every time I cracked open one of those jars I was overwhelmed with the incredible smell of summer.
Anyway, I hope you don’t mind excessive food posts. I have been so inspired to cook and try new things. If you have any delicious summery (vegetarian) recipes you are loving, I would love to hear them.