7.26.2013

Summer all the way





It may be 60 degrees out and raining this morning, but I'm still feeling summer all the way. I bought a flat of apricots yesterday that will soon find their way into a batch of preserves, Eli's poaching salmon for dinner tonight, and I'm making his mother's cucumber salad. 

Also on our list: busting into the giant watermelon currently occupying our counter, an episode or two of House of Cards (SO GOOD.), reading aloud from this, and replacing the light bulb over the kitchen table that exploded out of nowhere last night, raining down tiny particles of glass on the entire room. La la la la.

A Friday five:

:: Megan's roasted strawberry buttermilk milkshake. Ooooo, baby. I am notoriously inept at milkshake making (strawberry milk, anyone?). I think it's time to get back on the horse.

:: This article about being your best whole person. It's specifically geared toward women in academia, but I think there's an important message here for anyone - man, woman, parent or not.

:: This piece by Rachel Howard about getting stuff down on the page.

:: A terrific film I saw on my birthday back in May. It's called Stories We Tell, and it's about exactly that.

:: Joy's modus operandi (mine too, by the way), with a side of waffles.

And speaking of waffles, come back next week. I'll have lots.

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

Oh my, where did you get a flat of apricots?! I usually buy my 'cots from Nicewicz Family Farm but they have such a short season I usually only get a couple of pounds. I made some jam and a crisp but I am not nearly done with them yet.

Jacqui said...

That last shot, Jess. I love it so, so much. Also, did you ever have Nesquik strawberry milk growing up? I did. It was good, but I'm willing to bet that Megan's milkshake is much better.

Jess said...

Adrienne, that's exactly where I got mine! I called them in advance to place an order and picked up the apricots yesterday at the Brookline market. Allen said they'd have them for one more week.

Jess said...

Whoops, missed you somehow, Jacqui. Can't you just smell that sweet little head? Ha, no, I never had strawberry milk as a kid, but now that I see the package, I vaguely remember it being in the cupboard of a friend's house in the second or third grade...

Adrienne said...

Thanks, Jess! I called Tom last week to see if they'd have them at the Union Square market and he set some aside for me, but I didn't make a formal order. I'll give him another call to see if I can get some more.

El said...

The baby is so cute. Hope you're having a great summer!

Jess said...

Thanks, El, we are! I love New England summers.

Biz said...

That Radhika Nagpal article was SO spot on. Thank you for sharing it!