Chile Lime Squash and Chickpea Salad. Vegan, gluten free. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious |

Chile Lime Squash and Chickpea Salad

I’ll say what most Americans are probably thinking: I just want this whole election to be over. I want to get on with the fun parts of fall. The apples and the sweaters and the foliage and pictures of my friends’ with their baby on her first visit to a pumpkin patch. Stuff that makes me feel good. Like new socks. My dog’s tentative new interest in cuddling.

Clematis on the deck. From Blossom to Stem |

Summer Favorites 2016

“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…”
Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited
It’s been awhile since I’ve compiled a list of favorites. This summer has been extra hot and extra humid, and that part of it I won’t miss. But the long days. The sun. The light.