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Friday
Sep112009

It's not "early fall" it's "late summer"!

Some people welcome autumn.  My guess is that those people do not live in Chicago, or at least, didn't live through the non-existent summer we just had (seriously, one of the chilliest on record).  As the warm-ish weather starts to leave us, I am hanging onto the vestiges by my fingernails.  Once it finally slips my grip, I will throw myself facedown onto the ground and cry "It's not fair!"

Then I will contemplate moving.  For perhaps five seconds.

I know many home entertaining blogs are writing about things like warm apple cider and pretty autumnal floral arrangements, but I can't bring myself to join them just yet.  So instead, I bring you these late summer goodies...

1) Watermelon Juice, or pretty much anything from my "Watermelon, Nine Ways" post. (Juice is item #4)

2) Caramelized Pear and Sage Crostini


Mid-season pears make a great late summer appetizer

3) This vegetable stew.  Tomatoes and squash are in abundance right now!

 

Enjoy, and just remember...it's still summer for another 11 days!

 

 

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