Wednesday, August 17, 2016

summer delights, summer fresh recipe

Summer continues to bestow us with fresh delights for our table.
It's sweet corn season in Wisconsin and we are making frequent trips to our favorite farm so we can enjoy it while we can. It is absolutely heavenly!

They also had a fun variety of colorful cauliflower...I didn't know it was available in purple now.
How fun!

 and then there are the luscious tomatoes on sale.....

My sister-in-law, Lisa, shared some of her summer squash with us and we found a great recipe for a cold summer salad.

Here's the recipe:

2 cups julienned zucchini
2 cups julienned yellow summer squash
1 cups thinly sliced radishes
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
3/4 tsp. dill weed
3/4 tsp. slat
1/4 tsp. pepper

Yield 6-8 servings
In a large bowl toss together the veggies. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake well. Pour over veggies and toss to coat. Cover and put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
I found this in the Aug/Sept. issue of "Our Wisconsin" magazine. It's tasty and refreshing.

I actually found some remnants of one of my favorite veggie fabrics in my stash and used it up to make some veggie hot pads for the kitchen. I should have purchased more of this fabric.....drat.

I hope you are enjoying the waning days of summer. Soon, a new season will be stepping in.
After living in Florida for 40 years, we are enjoying the change of seasons. Even if it means one of them contains snow.
Though Florida has seasons, they are less distinct. One of the Florida seasons involves lots of tourists, and the other consists of lots of rain, heat and storms.

I am loving the multitude of wildflowers that grace the Wisconsin countryside and all the beautiful annuals and perennials in the garden.
The black-eyed Susan's are bursting in blossom right now. So pretty.
Try to take some time to go out and enjoy the end of summer and all it's delights. 
Plan your stitching projects for nighttime, and the cold that will be settling in eventually.