With Summer in full swing I am more apt to be outside with my nose in a book, chillaxin in the hammock, than inside with eyes peeled to the computer screen. It's not that I don't enjoy reading ya'll's blogs, but Summer is short-lived in Wisconsin. Come Winter, when the thermometer dips to 20 below, I will be wishing I spent more time in that hammock.
It is obviously cherry season in many parts of the country. I love cherries! Every cherry post I see has me running to the store to buy a bag of dried cherries and then immediately devour them. I so wish I could pluck them fresh from a tree, or at least from the table at the farmers' market, but alas... not in these parts. For those of you lucky enough to score the little red jewels of joy, I came across this post at Two Frog Home that combines cherries with another of my loves, chocolate. Chocolate Cherry Sourdough Muffins
Another sure sign of Summer (other than the relentless heat) is the onslaught of zucchini. I have already been the recipient of two "gifted" zucchini - despite the fact that I have them growing in my own garden. Next month they will be showing up on my doorstep announced. Don't tell me you have never laid a zucchini on your neighbor's doorstep, rang the bell and run?! We all know recipes for the requisite bread, but what struck me about this one was its cooking method. Who wants to turn on the oven and turn up the heat when it is already pushing 100 outside? Me either. So skip the stove and Nuke the Zuke compliments of Backyard Farming.
Since we are on the subject of food (aren't I always), one look at the photography on my so-called kitchen and I was smitten. The recipes sound just as good as the pictures look!
And finally, I ran across this post at Bumblebee Blog and could not help chuckling: Why Bad Things Happen To Good Gardeners. Mostly because I can relate. Not so much to the Good Gardener part, but with the Bad Things Happen. Plus, any blog with Gratuitous Chicken Photos is a keeper in my book.