Monday, July 12, 2010

surviving summer

I'm not going to lie, moving during a heat wave is not an enjoyable experience. I'd love to tell you that we are now settled in at our new home, but the truth is we're camped out at my parent's house, waiting for the floors to be refinished. The past few weeks haven't exactly been relaxing, but we have managed to squeeze some fun in between the packing and re-packing. Here are the things that have helped me beat the heat and enjoy the season.

I'm convinced that massive amounts of pesto is the key to a truly enjoyable summer. I was lucky enough to score a large amount of fresh basil in the past week, so I've become very familiar with this recipe.

1/2 cup pine nuts
3 cups loosely packed basil leaves
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic
3/4 cup parmesan cheese

Blend ingredients in food processor and enjoy!

After realizing I had no cool sleepwear, I went out and bought these shorts. I'm absolutely in love with them, though this picture doesn't do them justice. They are loose enough to be cool and comfy, but with a stylish 40s flair.

Somehow over the past week I have become completely addicted to this comic. At the hottest points of the day I can be found camped out in front of a fan with a dish of ice cream, reading.

Ok, so going blueberry picking in the hot sun didn't exactly keep us cool. But it was a beautiful place to be. Now there are two big bags of blueberries sitting in the freezer, waiting for the day we can stand to turn on the oven and bake.

We've been really enjoying our trips to the farmer's market over the past few weeks. Highlights include fresh garlic, iced coffee, and the most delicious flatbread pizza I have ever tasted.

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