Right now our garden is pumping out huge, great tasting veggies, and our tomatoes are just getting started. My husband is responsible for this bounty, and he keeps tweaking things until he has a perfect crop. My thumb is not nearly as green– I mistakenly collected pepper plant leaves instead of basil, and pulled garlic that I thought was green onions (I may have gotten in trouble for this). I find that the simplest preparation brings out the best flavors– raw in a salad or lightly steamed– and that complicated recipes are just not necessary with freshly picked produce. That is the beauty of summer. If you don’t have a garden, visit your local farmer’s market, and you’ll get to enjoy that fresh from the garden taste. I leave you with some links that are too good to pass up:
So far we’ve made this Keeper Greek Salad from poppytalk twice, and it is by far the best tasting Greek salad recipe we’ve come across. There’s some chopping involved, but it’s well worth the effort.
There have been some frustrating tears shed recently over the state of a certain doll’s hair in our house. Luckily I came across this tutorial from lil blue boo for detangling doll hair.
I’m always looking for crafts to do with the kids, and this seascape art from smart class looks like a great summer art project.
A five-minute energizing workout on fitsugar.
Summertime learning is never a bad thing, and modern parents messy kids has great links and ideas for exploring the world.