I enjoyed a beautiful Saturday morning at Dexter Blueberry Farm with friends. July is blueberry time in Michigan; they are delicious and available at local farmer’s markets and farms all over the area. A couple weeks ago, we made a blueberry tart with this recipe and it turned out pretty great, especially considering we’d never made a tart before.
We had fun attending two baseball games last weekend – we saw the Tigers vs. Rangers at Comerica Park and then the Cubs vs. Cardinals at Wrigley Field. I really enjoyed the fireworks on Friday night at Comerica and singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game in the 7th inning stretch and watching the manual scoreboard change at Wrigley.
We enjoyed a fabulous 4th of July this year; complete with a bike ride, a swim in the lake, & a picnic with friends at Island Lake. We ended the evening with sparklers & enjoyed watching fireworks that others set off from afar.
It’s coming along nicely! Yesterday, I pulled all the lettuce & cut back all the herbs. Today, I was delighted to be able to pick quite a few beans. When I was a little girl, my parents had a garden in their backyard & they grew beans; my Mom said she could never take any in the house because I always picked them & ate them before they could make it inside.
Our next garden project is to tackle our neglected tomato plants & pull some kale; we got busy & never took the time to properly support the tomato plants & I see quite a few baby tomatoes forming on the vines.
Also, my kitchen smells amazing as I have a big bunch of basil in a glass vase & I just love the smell of basil!
Happy Summer Solstice 2013! The weather has been pleasant this June in Michigan and our hottest days of summer are still to come of course. Because I love dogs and summer is pretty great too, here are some images for your viewing pleasure…
2012: Week 31
2012: Week 30
Adventures with Sophie
We enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day at the Lange’s on the lake yesterday afternoon. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, we enjoyed wonderful company, delicious food, & a boat ride on the lake!