Friday, August 14, 2009

Tastes like summer

Summer to me means flip-flops everyday, swimming (when I can crash somebody's pool) and shaved ice (blueberry, coconut, and pineapple, please). It also means a few of my most favorite tasty treats like homegrown tomatoes and pumpkin blossoms.
I completely gross my kids out when I devour my first homegrown tomato of the summer. I usually just sprinkle it with salt and eat it like an apple. Truly there is nothing better.Another favorite summer treat is pumpkin blossoms. To get the best blossoms, you usually have to get up pretty early to pick them. As with any worthwhile endeavor there is some danger involved (read:bees). After the blossoms are picked, they are washed throughly, dipped in egg and flour then fried and sprinked with salt. If you haven't tried these summer treats you really should. What is your favorite in-season food?


nisha said...

watermelon. I love summer and watermelon. :-)

TinaFerraro said...

Yes, watermelon. And peaches! Oh, and this great buttery lime dessert topping over vanilla ice cream.

kainoa said...

Mine's shave ice as well. I live in Kailua, Hawaii and my favorite shave ice in the islands is Island Snow. this where the Obama's frequent when they visit Hawaii.

Anonymous said...

I knew right away you were posting this blog Stephanie...only someone related to our favorite red-head would like something as crazy as fried pumpkin blossoms!