I love summer. I love that it is 8:00 at night, and the sun is just starting to go to bed. I love the smells of summer- chlorine from the pool, suntan lotion and freshly mowed grass. I love summer fruit- watermelon, strawberries, plums and nectarines. I love flip flops, shorts, pony tails, barbecues, corn on the cob, drinking from a hose, the Beach Boys, heirloom tomatoes and chick lit.
Tonight, in honor of summer- I served a huge pasta salad for dinner. (pasta, garbanzo beans, english cucumber, red pepper, green onion, cherry tomatoes, basil, parsley, pimento and artichoke hearts in a zingy vinigrette). Accompanied by corn on the cob and watermelon, my family welcomed summer with a smile.