Oh man, it’s happening.
In just the past two days we’ve turned off the swamp cooler at night, I’ve noticed the change of the angle of the sun, and Monday is D-day: the first day of school.
Although all of this signals the end of summer and our time of being foot-loose and flip-flop free, the harvest season reminds me that it’s time to take care of myself, to ignore the deadlines, the commitments and the easy way out.
Fall reminds me to take advantage of the harvest and eat fresh foods—either from the garden or locally grown.
It reminds me to take advantage of the cooler temps and work out my crampy hips—thanks to long hours in my computer chair —with evening or early morning walks—and hopefully soon, 5K runs.?,!??/!!*
My Grilled Stuffed Tomato recipe is the perfect transition from the garden to the plate, with a sideways detour via the grill. A little bit hearty thanks to pancetta and chunky bread, with a hit of freshness from garden plum tomatoes and sweet basil threads, its perfect for a veggie main or to serveup as a Labor Day app. Did I mention there is cheese?
Which conveniently leads us right into my Friday Faves. How’s that for a transition? Okay, who cares if its transparent. Drumroll please…
- Does your tomato garden runneth over? Did you miss my post featuring 55 food blogger’s tomato recipes that will use up every single one of your garden tomatoes? Make that 57 recipes thanks to my Marinated Tomato Pasta and the recipe above…
- And I know you have several of your own favorite recipes. Share them with the world and the www with the Tomato Exchange.
- Straight from my article in the summer issue of FoodieCrush, get ready for the new interpretation of the Boys of Summer that’s soon to come to fruition. Okay, maybe I didn’t inspire them but I can dream that I helped.
- Did you see the new iPhone 5 leak? Hilariously marketing straight to the ridiculousness of food bloggers with this one. Guilty as charged. Smart ones those Apples.
- I’m already thinking about holiday entertaining. And what my table needs with my grandmother’s china. (Mom, are you reading this?)
- I’ve been obsessed with trying out this super quick, super easy iPhone video editing program, yes straight from my digital phone. And I finally just jumped in and did it. Why didn’t I do it before? Thank you Promise for showing me how easy it is to give it a try. One day mine will be as cute as yours.
- This past weekend I met one of the smartest, wittiest food bloggers, the lovely Rebecca, and even though she lives in an Amish home, she is quick to point out SHE is not. In leading up to next week’s National Lemon Day, she filled me in on her secret to the easiest way to make Lemon curd. No double boiler but some electrical equipment required.
- Kristin. Yes again, iphoneography queen Kristin. To nobody’s surprise she showed me yet another great iphoneography app to expand my view. I’m going to go broke buying i-photography apps. Oh, whatever, I don’t care. It’s less than a cup of coffee for heaven’s sake. I’m so all over this one. I wonder how long it will be before we all just post iPhone edited photos to our blogs? (umm, guilty again.)
- This past weekend resulted in defining a few great terms with fellow food bloggers:
solopreneur: single business owner entrepreneur
chocorazzi: mobile phone photo takers who invade the space of by digitally documenting anything chocolate
foodographer: a mobile food photographer. See #4 above.
Do you have any to add to the list?
- This one takes me back to my roots. My German roots, with a spicy shishito twist. We all cross borders right? Oh man I’m STARVING.
We’re going away for the weekend with a teen housesitter to keep herd on the countersurfing dogs. We’ll either come home to no food or no booze. Let’s just hope the house is still standing.
Happy weekend everybody!
Friday Faves and Balsamic Marinated Skirt Steak Salad with Stone Fruit
Friday Faves and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie S’mores Recipe
Friday Faves and August 2012 Food Blog Calendar Free Download