Signs Of Summer

May 24, 2013

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer around here. And my sink is filling up with the first signs.

However, the garden looks ridiculous and kind of pathetic.  It’s growing like a bad trend although I have abandoned it so. And holy cow, the kale, it will not die…it’s overachieving, holding out and holding on. I’m going to pull all that out this weekend and make 80 pounds of final kale chips. Please come to my house to pick up piles of kale chips.

But the squash blossoms are blooming.

And there are like 12 kinds of peppers mixed in there between the crazy weeds. It’s a party. And I need to clean this place up. I also need to find 27 recipes that call for lots of peppers. It’s going to be a hot summer.


Amy’s has Cajeta ice cream again, so that’s happening. This summer, I’m going to learn how to make Cajeta.  Oh yes I am.

The Boy Scouts voted for equality, and any vote for equality is a good vote. I’m not sure this is a sign of summer, but it’s definitely a good sign. Harry’s godfather The Padrino Ken and I talked talked about it here.

And yesterday, I dropped off a first grader.

Some things happened.

And he ran out of there a second grader.

Summer’s here, y’all.

Let’s do this.

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  • Reply Barchbo May 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Kale chips? Did you say kale chips? Tell me when and I will show up for kale in any form.

    Seriously. I don’t joke about kale. Bonus: I get to see you and maybe even meet a second grader LIVE and IN PERSON!

  • Reply DeAnna Mayes May 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    If I were close by I would come take some of that Kale off your hands. I have a great recipe for a kale salad, which I will email to you. I also use Kale leaves as a wrap for a sandwich…instead of a tortilla. Just some thoughts.

  • Reply Jenny, bloggess June 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Fried squash blossoms. Seriously. This is a thing.

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