For as long as I can remember my mom has been lamenting the price of corn. She can’t buy corn without remarking that it used to be a dozen for a dollar. Never mind that corn hasn’t been a dollar a dozen for at least 20 years. Yesterday it was two for a dollar.
All of the most delicious summer treats are in season now, and its hard not to get carried away. I got my first tomatoes of the season and a big bunch of basil. I just might have to make a pizza tonight despite the fact that it’s about a hundred and twelve degrees in my kitchen right now without the oven on. I got another big pile of fava beans and a bunch of garlic scapes. When the scapes are left on the garlic plant to mature, they develop these cute little tiny heads of garlic on top.
I hear that this week will probably be the last for cherries, so I got one last pint. I got lots of peaches and some apricots and two kinds of plums. I got osme bright yellow ones that I’d never seen before, and some tiny, dark purple sugar plums that were so delicious they didn’t make it into the photo.