There are some things that are just iconically summer - pools, brightly colored beach balls, blue water so cool and sparkling you have to put your toes in it, warm sunscreen oiled skin, wet hair, the crisp texture of straw hats, the feeling of sun-warmed leather on the pads of your dirty feet, the slightly crinkled papery translucence of a magazine who's pages were turned by wet fingertips next to a pool... When I think of the pure feel of summer I can't help but feel these. So simple, and so special all at once.
I want to start this post with something poetic and fashiony, like how a dark floral is lush and more professional than your traditional pastel iteration. But the reality is this jacket is quilted and this was the closest I could get to feeling like I was still in bed while being dressed for work. Hashtag red eye.
There is something about summer that changes the foods I crave. I want the tang of mustard and goat cheese. The bright fresh flavor of herbs. Juicy dripping tomatoes dotted with crunchy glistening grains of sea salt. The sweet crispy bit of red onion.
But I also want to spend as much time outside (not inside cooking) as possible. Here's what I'm eating right now.