|Bees Spending the Night Away from the Hive|
Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy
Golden days of August are perfect for vacation, whether it’s two weeks away from home or a few hours in the backyard hammock. First harvest has passed, and many more fruits and veggies are ripening for our enjoyment this month. In the midst of this abundance, sunlight takes on a new slant by month’s end, foreshadowing the approach of darker days in the seasonal cycle. Like our ancestors, we might consider preserving August’s bounty for both economic and culinary reasons, while eating all that we like of our summer favorites.
|Heirloom Isis Candy Cherry Tomatoes|
Strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries make summery snacks. Apricots, plums, peaches, and nectarines can be enjoyed as is or baked into cobblers, pies, and breads.
|Poppyseeds in the Making|
Enjoy your summery month, and do find some time to give yourself a vacation, of whatever length you can.
August Veggies and Fruits: For Recipes, click links
Favorite and New August Recipes
Berries in Light Honey Sauce (most popular recipe on this blog)