Good morning, garden.
Good morning, hills.
Good morning, rain.
Good morning favorite tea in my favorite cup.
I'm waking up slowly today after staying up too late last night reading my favorite canning book.
A canning book. Until 11:30. Seriously. Who does that?
Me I guess.
Because it's zucchini season. And I need a serious plan. Involving summer squash pretending to be cucumbers in a whole lot of preserves.
Because yesterday at LüSa I heard a motorcycle roar up the sidewalk to our door. In walked a friend with a large cooler of summer squash that had been ratchet strapped to the cycle seat.
Smiling big he said, "See ya!" and left – laughing – as fast as he had come.
Summer is like that.
And despite sharing those squash with the rest of our crew, I have a load of yellow squash to process. And that's not counting all the zucchini in my garden. Nor the green beans that are coming on fast. And yes, tomatoes are just around the corner.
And while I'm a spring and fall girl at heart, I do love the harvest and the process of putting food by each summer. So. Much.
And yes, I think I know what we'll be doing this weekend…
What's your favorite way to enjoy the bounty of summer squash that comes each August? I think we all could use some fresh ideas.