I did a lot of flower and vegetable gardening. At first things weren't going so well, but after a while the tables turned and everything started producing. I was able to make lots of tomato sauce, salsa, V8 juice for my kiddo and some yummy pickles. You can see some of my pretty flower gardens in a previous post, look for it here.
One of my favorite things to do with fresh tomato sauce is to make it quite juicy with lots of juicy fresh tomatoes and bring it to a boil. When it's boiling -- drop the temp on the burner down to medium or so and drop some eggs in the yummy sauce. When the eggs are done sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro on top for a delicious topping -- and enjoy!!
I also made my way down to NYC at the end of the summer for a couple of day long meetings at EK Success. My room mate and a couple other friends and I made the short trek into the city to go to Magnolia Bakery. It was fun -- even if it was raining and I stepped in a pot hole -- thankfully I could walk back to the train station!
My boy played the drums with the Merrymeeting Community Band for the entire summer and ended a great learning and fun experience with a parade in a local town. While we were waiting for the parade to start we took a few moments to walk around to enjoy some of the vendors selling their wares. I really loved this display of Chinese Lanterns. You can see a cool display my friend Tara made with her Chinese Lanterns here.
We also went to the beach -- though not as many times as we wanted. At least we made it! This particular day was a little breezy and overcast so we just enjoyed the sand and stayed out of the water.
Thanks for stopping by -- I'd love to know what fun things did you do over the summer that took you away from blogging and the internet?