Saturday, July 22, 2006

Summer in St Paul

After a couple of weeks of very high humidity and soaring temperatures, I awoke early to a day that defines why we live in Minnesota. Puffy clouds, blue sky, sunny and no humidity. As soon as I had my coffee I got my body outside.

On my way out the door, I grabbed my camera. The first stop, the Farmer's Market. Here is summer in St. Paul - the market and the Mississippi River. These are the days to remember when we have snow up to our bumms and icicles hanging off the roof halfway to the ground.

In keeping with the beautiful fresh vegetables, I came home and made a lovely batch of Ratatatouille - tiny baby eggplants, little organic zuchinis, fresh red onions, garlic, red peppers, capers, tomatoes, olives, balsamic vinegar and my own fresh basil. Yum -- that and a Caprese Salad is summer dinner at my house in St. Paul tonight.


  1. oh yummy! Aren't summer veggies enticing?! Best time in the world to begin to eat more healthily is summer when produce is simply intoxicating.

  2. I love Farmers' Markets. We have several here in CO and I try to go every week. Those squash/zuchini blossoms look yummy and your dinner was my kind of feast!
    A week of peace, dear Suzann.

  3. Ahhhh.... summertime. I'm enjoying cherry tomatoes and cucumbers off the vines in my back yard. My peaches are almost ripe.


  4. Wonderful photos. Glad your heat broke and hope ours does the same.

  5. Sounds very very yummy and the pictures are super! Especially those Beautiful Floral Bouquets...