My garden is bursting with tomatoes and green beans these days. Last night I made this salad that featured them both. Roasted tomatoes and green beans with a hint of orange dressing topped with garlicky shrimp - a wonderful taste of late summer. The recipe can be found here, on my recipe blog.
And to finish the meal, some fresh peaches and prune plums with a honey syrup and toasted pistachio nuts, also found here. (just scroll down past the salad)
I've noticed in the past couple of years that our springs have been miserable and cold, but summer lingers long into September. I love the lengthening shadows around dinnertime, the blue, blue bowl of sky above trees just starting to turn orange and yellow. And the crisp evening air. Days to savour the warmth, to walk barefoot on the grass, and revel in God's good gifts.