July 23, 2013
Summer is upon us. Suddenly. Many would say, "finally."
It's been pretty perfect here in the Calvados region - days warm enough to hit the beach and even (if you're brave enough) get in the water. Nights cool enough to let the heat escape from the house and enjoy dining under the stars. Every so often there's a random thunderstorm that brings relief to the heat and humidity that precedes it.
Our neighbors went on vacation and left us the keys to their raspberry patch, making us promise to pick and enjoy as much as we could. Tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers and melons from the market are enjoyed almost every day. In our garden the pear and apple trees are loaded with fruit. I'm already looking for recipes to have on hand so we don't let a single fruit go to waste this autumn.
Summer took a while to get here this year, but now I'm loving every minute.