I just lost a decent chunk of time in blog-ville--you know when you click from one blog to another to another until your about 62 clicks in looking at someone's life who lives in a different country. This just happened to me which doesn't sound all that bad i realize, except that at LEAST the last 5 blogs I looked at all had these unbelievably torturous pictures of what appeared to be the most perfect summer experiences imaginable. Let me give you a "for example." The last photo I looked at was of a perfectly lit beach-day, I think the sun was setting. There were several little kids off playing in the distance and a stylish woman wearing a stylish beach outfit sitting on a beautiful homemade quilt, next to her sleeping baby while she knit something gorgeous. On the blanket next to her (and her sleeping baby) was the most amazing well-thought-out-sand-free lunch/dinner in cute little jars and bundles. Not kidding, nothing was sandy. I panicked for a minute but then I shook it off.
It's okay though because over here at What I Eat we've had a great time of our own this summer. Just a really great time. Here's what we've been up to: walks almost daily on the beach, homemade hamburger buns, potty training, Sea World, camping, 4th of July fireworks from our front porch, grapefruit martini-buzzes, a new beach town, swim lessons, a kick-ass garden that has exploded with the most satisfying stuff, farmer's markets whenever possible,a ton of wine tasting, anniversary planning, the local candy store, family visits, tons of cousins, West Wing season 7, So You Think You Can Dance and Top Chef Masters. And lots of sand in our ears. And sometimes our teeth.
It goes without saying that there was a lot of food eaten over here this summer too. So keep checking back for some of my favorite recipes because I still have a lot to tell you.
Can you believe that bowl of lettuce?