May is such a month of grand expectations. I am already making a mental list of the things that I must do this summer: road trips, roasted corn, river days, wooded hikes, watermelon messes, farm visits, wine tastings, picnics, camping, barbecues. I love that summer is the season during which leisure is not only encouraged but celebrated. So much smart thinking has emerged on the value of experience, rather than stuff, making a life worthwhile, making us happier, more gratified. So, friends, let’s make lists of all the essential, wonderful, leisurely things that need doing this summer. And let’s hold ourselves to it. I’m pretty convinced we’ll be happier for it.
And because I am ridiculously excited about summer eating, too, I’ve been making some summery dishes over on Etsy: