Fresh from the farm stand to our table, sweet corn is one of the true Wisconsin tastes of summer, and we’re bringing ears home by the armful. Today, a new family favorite that puts our bounty to work in three ways: a corn chowder with flavors that shine as brightly in the bowl as the golden yellow kernels under their vibrant green husks.
Have you ever been a long-term guest in someone’s home? That’s currently me at my parents’ while my husband is away.
Though we all lived under the same roof at various times throughout my thirty-some years of existence, it’s different now. Good in many ways, most ways; challenging in others — probably more for them than me, so another quick thank you here for their generosity, love + compassion. Above all, their patience. This Weekly Suppers pizza duo is a good example.
How are you? I have been terribly useless these past two weeks. Other than a beautiful Memory Lane weekend in the Twin Cities with my parents, the days flicked by without much thought.
Our sweet Jean Clawde took an unexpectedly quick downturn in his slow decline that came to a peaceful end at home, and we were beyond devastated. Since adopting him at age 6 in 2012 — the only cat remaining at the shelter after the Christmas kitten rush — he filled our hearts with more affection, joy + hilarity than seemed possible… up to his final, biscuit-making moments last Sunday. We miss you + will love you always, Clawdia.
Photo credit to our dear friend, Anne, who minded the kitties for a month as we prepared for the move; 13 May 2018.
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
— Laura Ingalls Wilder
It’s been suggested that the quintessential WI summer weather arrived in time to greet me — perfect to read on the porch at sunrise, chat over coffees mid-morning at a sidewalk café, hop on the bike for long trail rides, enjoy meals on the patio + picnics on the grass, explore the multitudes of fairs, farmer’s markets + gardens, put a blanket down for free evening concerts in the park, hopefully soon throw our canoe into the water.
Sunny + warm with a nice afternoon breeze and a comfortable coolness as a bookend to each day, often waking up + falling asleep with open windows + birdsong.