Friday, August 1, 2008

I was on Etsy today, looking at the treasury on the front page and found this gem:

It's by JaredKS and is a beautiful photograph of Yellowstone National Park. Kinsey and I are both wanting to go there so much! Hopefully, soon we can. Anyhow, their shop is full of stunning photos. Isn't it always a good feeling when you just stumble across a shop full of great finds?

Since I'm thinking of National Parks now, here's a photo of Jordan Lake and the "Bubble Rocks" I took in Acadia National Park in Maine:

On our recent trip to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia last week, we picked up this window cling:

Who doesn't love national parks? Anyhow, I wanted to share these photos from yesterday. One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh produce available. The difference of the taste in vegetables, especially ones that you grew yourself is tremendous. The taste and smell of fresh tomatoes right off the vine is fabulous enough for me to usually only really eat them fresh in the summer months. Fresh cut tomatoes with a little salt and pepper.....a great lunch! Here's my favorite way to make zucchini:

Cut and drizzled with a little olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Also, corn is wonderful on the grill and the only way to eat it in the summer.

For dinner last night, we made some delicious vegetable lasagna. We used some fresh zucchini and yellow squash:

Also, we chopped up some of the million Hungarian peppers we have. It was the first time we've made vegetable lasagna and it turned out really nice. Here's a photo of the side of a piece:

Fresh veggies, melted cheese, tomato sauce....what's not to love?