Finally it is summer after a long winter and a rainy spring.
I bought fresh garlic at the farm market today and will do something Mediterranean this long weekend. I bought fresh basil, too, and fresh mozzarella.
Insalata Caprese. Salad in the style of Capri.
As a teenager, I dreamed of spending my honeymoon in Capri. It was a jigsaw puzzle named "Marina Grande Capri" that fired my imagination as a child: Colorful buildings with arched balconies, low boats, azure sky and water. My father worked jigsaw puzzles during stressful times, and this was my favorite.
I bought a fresh bottle of olive oil and the best tomatoes I could find. There is no salad that tastes of summer as this one does. My metabolism no longer permits me to consume vast quantities of potato salad on long summer weekends.
This is only one of many changes in my life and yours since I began this blog six years ago in June. Its anniversary quietly came and went while life was occupying me.
Coasting along is no longer good enough. Change is coming. I just haven't figured it all out yet.