A favorite book of mine is Through the Kitchen Window by Susan Hill. She takes us through the seasons in her beautiful kitchen, sharing recipes and thoughts:
"In summer, the kitchen is not for lingering in, only for preparing food quickly, wrapping it or dishing it up, and taking it outside. The stillroom and the larder and the dairy are dim and stone-slabbed and pleasingly cool. Jugs and bowls and dishes stand, muslin-covered."
Here are some scenes from my summer kitchen...
Yellow daisies in a mason jar.
A summery table cloth.
Floating flower candles in teacups.
"A pot of basil on the table, a pungent sweet geranium on the windowsill, a bunch of mint hung from the ceiling will all help to keep out summer flies."
Wonderful letters from friends. Farrah sent me the beautiful summer fruit card that she watercolored.
A basket of dish towels by the kitchen sink.
A kid friendly meal of homemade Sloppy Joes.
"In June and July, the kitchen is full of bowls and baskets of fruit, heaps of strawberries and raspberries, gooseberries and logan berries and cherries, red- and white- and black-currants, glistening and richly-ripe."
Strawberry and blueberry shortcake.
Fresh blackberries with whipped cream.
Fruit Filled Oatmeal Bars.
And cheery lemons to brighten up the kitchen or for making homemade lemonade.
I hope you have enjoyed peeking through my summer kitchen window!