Summer's commitment to the vegetable garden is coming to an end This most generous of
the growing seasons has performed it's duties well. The hot summer's sun grew vegetables that
were healthy, colorful and delicious. Summer's mission was accomplished. The gifts were
plentiful and deeply appreciated.
What shall we do without your tender, sweet, golden kernels? Perhaps one more bowl of roasted corn and shrimp chowder before your tall willowy stalks are wired to the lamp post .
Good-bye toasted tomato sandwiches with sweet basil and mayonnaise. I will miss our noontime soirees. So long Insalata Caprese Salad. I will never forget how you extended the invitation to others to share the spotlight on your platter.
Oh, and then there is you my dear zucchini friend. Who knew how delicious you could be
sliced and sauteed with tomato sauce and scrambled eggs. The sweet bread that you so
generously sacrificed yourself for has made so many people so very happy. Your ability to
transform yourself from savory to sweet is in a word magical. Until next year my summer