Still summer months brought as usual, tomatoes, peppers, watermelons
and of course, the red and the blue for 4th of July
and lots of butterflies in our "pilot" butterfly garden (so far with only zinnias, sunflowers and milkweed)
also black snakes, a couple of them were wandering around, lucky us they didn't head to the chicken coop!
I roasted tomatoes with garlic and rosemary and froze them afterward, just thinking on winter days with those delicious flavorful tomatoes,
I marinated eggplants they way my mom used to do it at home in Argentina,
my kids were adventurous enough to try lots of new things and wanted to shout it out to the world!
This is why they grabbed my camera and took the picture
Summer is for farmers markets, we go as vendors to Elon Community Church Farmers Market, when we have some tomato Bialys left to take home during a market day, this is what we end up having for dinner, delicious!
The gatherer in me took me to Buttermilk Creek Farm for peach and blueberry picking
and to my back yard to grab with my soul full of joy the first figs from our fruit orchard.
The flavors, colors and sounds of summer visited us this season, it was mild and unusual but summer at last!
Our daughter Fiamma getting into the car and going back to school let us know college season is starting and it is the end of summer!