Sunday, May 23, 2021

thinking of summer food already

I truly do mean to come here regularly, but I'm suddenly tired at night, or it's too late or whatever. 

I haven't made pancakes in years, since too many carbs cause too much trouble in people my age. But I saw a recipe for savory cheddar waffles. We don't have a waffle iron, so I made pancakes and we had them for supper yesterday, with applesauce, chicken salad and sliced cukes. They didn't taste so cheddary - were quite normal-tasting. But it was a treat to have pancakes. 

It's been a summery week, temperature-wise. Yesterday and today near ninety, but now the cool air has come and the house is getting comfortable again. But it's brought me back to summer food planning. It's thing, summer food, unlike with other seasons. You just don't want to heat up the house too much, or be standing at the hot stove for long, but it can get to where you aren't having enough variety. So, I'm always wanting to collect more recipes for summer.

Our neighbor told us the baby squirrel didn't make it; we don't know what happened. 

The birds were making such a racket I figured a predator was nearby, but it went on longer than I thought possible - I looked outside. It was the baby starlings; they really are noisy. 


  1. We haven't got summer temperatures yet; we've hardly got late spring temperatures though we are meant to begin to warm up by the end of the week. I will be glad to get out of my winter clothes!
    Cooking on hot days in the summer is always a problem but fortunately we don't get many days when it's really too uncomfortable to cook. Lots of salads - very boring!
    I'm sorry the squirrel didn't survive.

    1. Oh, I'm so sorry it's been so cold for you, Clare! How disappointing. I think of your country in spring as the ideal season.