If the speed of last week is any indication, the rest of the summer is going to fly by. Is it just me or was July about 3 minutes long? Last week was especially busy. On Tuesday one of my good friends from college came to visit; we haven’t seen each other in years and it was great to catch up, give him the Northern Berkshire tour and introduce him to Baby E. I was also really excited to attend the inaugural meeting of a new book club. I’m the youngest participant by far, but I’m really excited to have a reason to read and people to discuss it with. Saturday found Brian, Baby E and I trekking to Boston to meet up with my blogger friend Kelly who I also haven’t seen in forever. It was a very social, but very good week.
But now it’s August! I’m excited for August in general. It’ll be a jam-packed month, but there’s a lot to look forward to. The last of my summer trips, a weekend with some of the women’s ministry leaders from my church, time with my parents, another 5k, and the start of school are all going to take place in the next 30 days.
Produce-wise, this is my favorite part of summer: tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers. I could live on these vegetables for a lot longer than the couple of months (if we’re lucky) that they’re available.
The Pick Up
lettuce, collard greens, kale, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, red potatoes
Mediterranean Chickpea and Feta Wraps (The Kitchn)
these are so simple to make, I’m sure we’ll revisit them regularly with caprese salad
Tacos,using lettuce and tomato
and sauteed zucchini
Chickpea Feta Tabbouleh (Oh My Veggies)
with grilled chicken
Boiled Zucchini Salad with Tuna (Lidia’s Italy)
with Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette Potato Salad
Kale pizza with green salad
Collard green, cheese and onion frittata
Baba Ghanoush (Epicurious) which I’ve never made!
with Za’atar Flatbread (David Lebovitz)
and caprese salad
What are you making this week?