September is hours away, and the cicadas outside my window are in full chorus. They don’t seem to be done with summer, and frankly neither am I. The recent weeks have brought us some wonderful summer thunderstorms as of late. They’ve been rolling in with their big dramatic clouds around dusk and proceed to light up the sky until wee hours of the morning.
In the years I lived in the South and on the East Coast, these percussive light shows were sorely missed. Nothing beats a Midwestern thunderstorm.
Late summer’s other beauties are flooding our farmer’s market, and we have been taking full advantage. A couple weeks back I was craving a good hearty panzanella salad. It is rare that I keep gluten-free bread in the house on a regular basis, and when I do, it’s kept in the freezer for when only a sandwich or piece of toast will do….