hello august

August 01 2019
hello august

1 August 2019. What's your favorite way to spend a day in August?  Knowing that September is just around the corner, we are savoring these last summer days. Swimming, napping, reading summer novels, and just doing nothing at all are on our list.  

Here are some other easy ways to live in the moment this August.

Find a shady spot on the grass on a hot day and watch the clouds drift by.  

Eat the ripest peach you can find. Preferably out of doors, but over a sink if necessary to catch the drips.

Summer corn...get your guests or children to help you shuck, then boil or steam for 6-8 minutes and eat with butter and salt. Or squeeze some lime and chili powder on. Go ahead and have more than one piece because August corn only comes once a year.  

A great summer read...nothing too serious unless you want to. Check your local library for the latest summer reading suggestions. Added bonus: library air conditioning is the best.  

If you're feeling a bit motivated, making something with summer fruit is a nice way to spend an hour or two. If you've got guests or kids around, rope them in to help out. This black plum clafoutis from Modest Marce looks especially delicious. We hope you'll find a moment or two to laze around and take it easy this month!

photo credit: Marcella DiLonardo

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