summer tomato salad

Between all the coffee, smoothies and no bake tarts we do eat real food around here. My cravings are usually directly related to the weather. but that sucker has been playing tricks on us these past few weeks. It’s hot and cold and everything in between. Whatever the situation one thing is clear after all – this is tomato season and I’m thrilled!

summer tomato salad

I wait for this all year long. Not that I can’t get tomatoes during the winter, but they’re just a mushy watery tasteless mess during the cold months. And expensive. There’s no point in buying them when they don’t taste like anything real. I really get my dose during the summer when they always quickly become part of every meal.

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no bake white chocolate strawberry tart

Is there an occasion that calls for pie or a tart? Or is any day good? I’m going with any day. And besides, it’s been a while since my last pie/tart recipe.

no bake white chocolate strawberry tart

I was thinking about birthdays the other day. I’m a December baby. And so I never get to have a summer pool birthday party or a birthday picnic. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, December has its perks, but having a summer birthday would be fun. Maybe we should all celebrate birthdays twice a year?

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summerlicious fruit smoothies

It’s that time of year again, the time when I wake up all sweaty at 5 AM and it’s already 20 degrees out, the time when even morning coffee seems too hot to drink, the time when I could take a shower every hour and it somehow still wouldn’t cool me down.

seven fruit smoothies
However, it is also the time when I can eat watermelon all day, the time when the sun sets after 8 PM, the time for late afternoon cocktails and sandals.

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May bits and bobs

June 11, 2015

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Whew, May really did fly by. It is now June (obviously), it’s officially summer and it’s hotter than ever. We are in the middle of a heat wave as I write this. Which is also the reason I’ve been MIA for the past week or two. I just can’t handle this heat anymore.

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