I try hard to live and enjoy the moment but when I feel the moment coming to a close I am hyper aware. Last weekend I was spending time with friends I only see once a year, we shopped the green market, the farm stand, grilled, swam and life was good. Yesterday I had a near all day consult in Connecticut and took advantage of the location and went peach and nectarine picking at Lyman’s Orchard. They had a wonderful sunflower maze, peach picking, nectarine picking ( apple picking but I ignored that as I was reveling in the last days of summer not quite ready for fall…which I love) . Before heading home, dinner in Chester at the most charming spot .
After my weekend I came home tired with fresh tomatoes, some pasta and garlic in the kitchen and little else. I food processed a yellow and red tomato, heated some wonderful olive oil in the pan, crushed in a clove of garlic, tossed in the tomatoes for a minute or two and then tossed in the pasta with a bit of water just before it was done to finish it all together. Yes basil would have been good but for limited ingredients it was fantastic! The joys of summer eating, really fresh, really wonderful food.
Enjoy the photos and hold on to them when the heavy winter comes and you need a visual escape.