Vacation. I don’t take those very often, do you? Here is the view from the beach in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where I am encamped for the next two weeks. 3000 miles away from hot, dry, and smokey California (if anyone is wondering, Sacramento is not the place to visit during July), I’m determined to relax, play with my goddaughter and her sisters, and accomplish as little as possible.
So far I’ve managed to get sunburned, and learn two useful treatments for it (in addition to aloe vera) – a clerk at the local CVS told me the Russian remedy to put cold sour cream on the sunburn (surprisingly helpful actually) and Susan the Food Blogga‘s dermatologist husband recommends Advil among other things, to reduce the inflammation. I’ve taught the girls to count to 4 as well as sing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, which we have sung all over town, repeatedly, to the annoyance of all who aren’t singing with us.
So, what does this mean for those of you who come here hoping and expecting to find new recipes to try? Good news, the girls love to cook, so I’m sure some of that is on their agenda. But it might not exactly be grown-up food. I’ve been adding recipes to Simply Recipes for more than 5 years now, so I may bring up a few of the summertime recipes that we’ve done in the past. I do have a couple of recipes waiting in the wings, but just a couple. What I would like to point your attention to is a new feature linked to in the left side bar, latest updates from favorite food blogs. Here you’ll find links to the most recent articles and recipes from the food blogs that I read almost every day. A good source of inspiration is Food Blog Search. Just type in the ingredients you want to work with, and the customized search engine will search for recipes in over 2000 hand-picked food blogs.
On a note of sadness, one of my favorite food bloggers, and a local at that (Davis), Sher Cermak of What Did You Eat passed away suddenly last weekend of a heart attack. Sher and I emailed each other often, and frequently posted comments on each other’s blogs. Sher is how I came by one of my favorite recipes. She was a lovely, patient, gentle person. Many food bloggers are cooking from recipes from Sher’s blog, in her memory. You can find links to these posts on A Fridge Full of Food.
If your comment is slow to be approved, I apologize in advance. I’m likely down at the beach and away from the computer. Good for me. Not good for quickly approved comments.
I hope each and every one of you is having a terrific summer, and that you too are able to decompress a little. Back in a bit.