When I think of summer, it seems almost automatic to think of certain foods that go along with the season. There is nothing like a slice of watermelon or a cool refreshing drink on a hot day. Recently our family has had the privilege of enjoying the wonderful taste of summer.
I discovered a produce stand with great prices--thanks to a friend that told me about this place. I could not believe how much cheaper their prices were from anywhere else I shop. For the locals, this market is on Indian Street. I came out with a cartfull of fruits and vegetables and only paid a fraction of the cost I normally would have.
I came home and made a huge salad. I like to make salads that have lots of different kinds of vegetables in them. It is time consuming, but I decided it was worth the time.
Of course, fruit is always a big hit.
Lydia finishes the last of the watermelon.
Molly also enjoys this treat.
What is summer without home-made ice cream? My sister, Esther, gave me her wonderful recipe for this creamy, yummy, stuff. I had not made it in such a long time, so I decided to make some last week. Samuel adds ice to keep things going. The kids really enjoyed the process of making their own ice cream.
It was so good that we decided to share. We called our neighbors and invited them to come over and join us. We had a great time laughing and eating.
Here is a fruit drink that I have most mornings for breakfast. I pour 8 oz. of orange juice into a blender, add a banana, a couple of strawberries and a few ice cubes. It is also good with peaches and other fruits.
Ah, the taste of summer. Isn't it wonderful?!!!