The things that summer brings

“We like the things that summer brings. It brings the sun. It brings the heat. It brings the things we like to eat.”
~Alice Low (from Summer)

It is finally beginning to feel like summer here and we've been busy doing summery things. Like visiting the farmers' market:

farmers market veggies

Cooking farmers' market finds...like fava beans on the grill- YUM! (Thank you 101 Cookbooks for this recipe!):

grilled fava beans barbecued fava beans

Drinking freshly made fruit and veggie juices to hydrate our bodies with "liquid sunshine" (thanks Kris Carr for this term!) first thing in the morning. This...

fruits and veggies

...becomes this:

beet veggie and orange juice

Planting a garden of too many things (as usual!) in my little garden box and in pots around the yard:

garden box sage and rosemary

strawberry plant green strawberry

Even my little orange tree that finally gave us oranges this year is piping up!

baby orange on tree

As usual, too, I am making lists and planning to relax more this summer. I am looking forward to camping and hiking, swimming and picnics, eating outside and fiction on my Kindle.

What is your favorite thing about summer?

2 comments:

Steph said...

Looks like a great summer so far! Still cool up here, but I'm liking it for the cycling.

Question - Do you eat just the fava beans, or do you eat the shells too?

Get Natured said...

Hi Steph! Glad you have good cycling weather up north. :-)
I do just eat the fava beans. The skins/shells (inside the pod, wrapped around the beans) are kind of plastic-like.