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Saturday, June 20, 2009

daily bliss: summer saturdays

Summer Saturdays celebrate farm freshness...each day begins with a trip to the farmers' market, a cup of coffee, and a little socializing. When I'm visiting my parents, this means a trip to the Holland market, a cafe au lait from Lemonjello's, and spending the morning with my mom and running into my grandma, while we shop for the season's finest, freshest fruits and veggies. This morning was no exception. I bought a pint of organic strawberries, a pint of sugar snap peas, a box of potatoes, a bunch of Tuscan kale, and two zucchini to take back home with me. Later this afternoon we drove to a favorite berry farm and I bought two quarts of non-organic but tasty berries...

I'm dreaming of all my favorite berry goodness: shortcake, la palette tart, and, of course, Dorie's fabulous Perfect Party Cake, the fresh berry variation. Tomorrow I'll cook up a little jam, and on Monday when I'm back home I'll make the rest of the cake...

Today stretched out into endless sunshine, as I visited with aunts and uncles and grandparents and cousins at my cousin N's graduation party...

And, tonight, after a dinner of grilled lemon pepper tofu, asparagus, sugar snap peas, and new potatoes with sour cream, mom, dad, and I headed out to the beach for a sunset stroll. The air was soft and humid, the sunset washed in pastels, the sand cool, and the lake Michigan waves gentle and steady. I walked, danced, jogged, and cartwheeled my way down the shore, happy in the moment...


  1. What a nice day and a perfect way to end it!

  2. Anonymous12:15 AM

    Sounds like a great day! Love the cartwheels! (I'm assuming you meant it literally and not metaphorically...although the metaphor is good too :P)

  3. yep--the cartwheels were literal. such a summer thing for me:)