I’ve had a pretty great summer so far. Two wonderful trips to visit friends and family, lazy afternoons reading and napping, and more recently knitting and baking again. All good things in my book. And yet there was something so perfect about this past Saturday that it stands out among all the other Saturdays of summer.
My day started with a yoga class that was both relaxing and invigorating. On my way home, I decided to stop at our local farm stand to see what looked good. I love just looking over the farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, touching and smelling, then deciding what I will eat that day. It’s an ideal way to cook, I think, one I wish I could do year round. But on this day, it was fruit that stood out to me; rotund peaches, glimmering raspberries, and bejeweled blueberries. I ate half the pint of raspberries on the drive home. The six-minute drive home…
The rest I left out in the kitchen while I sat on the deck to knit and catch up on the Cast-On podcast. I was a woeful 5 episodes behind in her newest series called Make Do & Mend. Now I’m down to two episodes to go and feeling inspired to use it up and wear it out in my material life. I got a little taste of this doing the Wardrobe Refashion challenge last spring, but I feel ready to try some new ideas for reusing, re-purposing, and generally using less. This has been happening in my knitting all summer long as I first look to my stash for new projects. And in my efforts to organize and prepare the house for the new arrival, I have come across plenty of items that could be made into something new. Now I just need to settle in and tackle some of these projects!
While listening, I finished my little cardigan; it’s just waiting for a wash, block, and buttons. More on that later. It felt so peaceful to sit outside in the sunshine, listening to great work on knitting and crafting, and daydreaming about what to do with my peaches. I eventually had to ask myself: What would Ina do?
She would make a peach and blueberry cobbler, of course! And since Sweetie doesn’t happen to like peaches or blueberries, I would get this all to myself. I decided to split the recipe between two smaller baking containers–one for now and one for later.
This method worked out perfectly, as I enjoyed part of one about 3 minutes after it came out of the oven, and the rest for dessert later that night. The second cobbler is just waiting in the fridge to be baked. It could be dessert tonight, I suppose. Don’t want to let it sit for too long, now would I?!
Saturday was a simple day full of some of my favorite things. I love it when the hours fall together better than you could have imagined when you woke up in the morning, and by the time you’re ready for bed you feel full and satisfied with your day. Don’t you?