Throwback to summer

Every year, there’s this time when we get cooler weather and rains and go through clock change, and I pack away the summer clothes and bring out long-sleeved t-shirts and sweaters. Then after that, we get a spell of brutal, scorching,  dry heat that feels like something is constantly burning in my nostrils. This year is no exception.

So I’ve been staying mostly indoors, and when I’m out I don’t do much more than hang out with my chickens and treat my poor plants to frequent showers. On the left, you can spot a young papaya plant in a cage because the chickens tend to pluck its leaves away.

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Being inside means less heavy-duty cooking and more fun kitchen experiments. Below: a bowl of freshly peeled almonds (tip: to peel easily, pour boiling water over them and let them sit for five minutes). I wanted to make almond butter, but because the texture wasn’t smooth enough, they ended up in what I called Accidentally Almond cookies.

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Walking with the kids in the park nearby, on one of the cooler evenings.

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I can’t wait to have some refreshing rain (though I’m not much of a rain person) to wash away all the dust and grime and give us fresher air.

2 thoughts on “Throwback to summer

  1. Hot dry weather is indeed hard!! Take care!! We went both trips to Israel during Hannukah…at the first part of the trip we were so hot…by the end, we were freezing!! I got quite sick the first trip…barely was able to fly out to go home!!
    My Grampie used to make almonds that were skinned and cooked in a cast iron skillet in 200 degree oven for most of a day…some oil and stirring every so often. Then salted…we all LOVED that!!

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