Summer’s Last Hurrah

I don’t want to it to be September. I am not ready for the fall and if I pretend that it isn’t coming, I am sure it won’t get here. So… how did I pretend fall isn’t coming? Evan and I cooked all the things that are just right in the summer. Also, we didn’t have to work too hard to pretend because the weather was sweltering.


Heirloom tomato and mango salad dressed with lime, olive oil and red onion. Fresh and summery.


Fried eggplant dressed with a cool sour cream-dill-garlic topping. I haven’t made this dish all summer long but I wouldn’t finish out the season without it.


Old-school Russian tomato and cucumber salad dressed with dill, red onion and sour cream served with a side of roasted red pepper hummus and naan. The ideal hot summer’s day lunch!


This upside down plum cake was a new venture since I’ve not worked with caramels before. The plums were a petite Italian variety that were just like the ones my Baba had in her garden.

Despite my conviction that Labor day weekend was too short, I did get to knit (this, I will show off when I put the finishing touches on it) and we were able to join some friends for an BBQ. All in all a big success.

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