This is the period known as midsummer, which always confused me as a child since summer has actually just begun. It's my favorite time of the summer for a couple of reasons -- the days are so long that they seem to almost extend all the way to bedtime, and the weather hasn't usually yet indulged in stultifying hot days and nights.
It's lovely to sit out, and to cook out as well. Tonight's dinner will be rotisserie chicken served with corn, and to start, a tomato bruschetta made with Poilane bread, which we were able to procure from Manhattan. Since rjbh20 worked at Poilane one summer in HS, it's always been a treat for us to get a loaf, particularly in the summer when we can toast it on the BBQ, rub it with garlic, and top with summer's bounty.
What's on your table this Midsummer?