Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

We spent the afternoon at Lisa's again today, eventho we were just there yesterday for the big graduation.  We usually spend holidays together whether at our home or Lisa's & Sam's.  Lisa loves to entertain, loves to cook, and I must say and not just because she is my daughter, she is a wonderful cook.  She is about as big as a minute (unlike her Mom) and many times she doesn't eat the food that she can she do that??  Wish I knew her secret, maybe I would be as big as a minute too....I am more like an hour.  Today's weather was perfect summertime weather, warm, breezy and bright sunshine, a perfect Memorial Day for all the outdoor celebrations.  The above photo is Lisa's white clemantis that blooms so beautifully at this time of the year.  With that purple center and those beautiful stamens that look like little spider legs it is a stunner. 

The first corn of the summer was quite tasty.  Can hardly wait for the corn here to ripen and be available at all the local farmer's markets, it will be a bit of a wait since the corn has barely begun it's rise toward the sky and we need to keep our fingers crossed that it will be as high as an elephants eye by the 4th of July.  With all the rain and cool weather we have had here this spring, we will be mighty lucky to have corn by August. 

Another summer favorite is fruit salad with watermelon, cantelope, strawberries, kiwi, and grapes, doesn't that just scream summer?  It was as good as it looks.  And it's convenient to serve in the empty hollowed out watermelon. 

Fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil picked right from the garden, red onion and a splash of balsamic vinegar, what is more perfect than that.  Spending the day with our family, eating delicious food, and remembering all who have died protecting our country's freedoms is a day I will remember. 

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." - John F. Kennedy

Until next time,

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