No doubt about it – summer is my favorite season. The earth is bursting with life and all its goodness. My favorite room in the house this time of year is my cozy kitchen.
Welcome to another installment of our Cozy Living series. My blogging friends and I are sharing how we make life cozy during the month of July. For me, I’m drawn to creating fabulous meals with all the produce from local farmer’s markets and my own vegetable garden. I know a lot of people don’t like to cook during summer, but it’s my favorite time of year to fix food and enjoy the earth’s bounty.
On especially hot days, and we’ve had plenty of steamy, sultry summer days, I opt for easy salads.
French purple fig spread pairs deliciously with whipped ricotta cheese to layer atop crackers.
A fig salad bowl seems like the perfect table setting for this healthy summer meal in our cozy kitchen.
On the kitchen counter, I added a fun enamel dairy sign – you know how I love farm animals! They’re scattered about my house.
Every morning I enjoy a cup of iced coffee in one of the matching enamelware farmhouse mugs. They’re larger than most mugs and perfect for cool drinks like iced coffee.
More farm produce is waiting to be transformed into something tasty. I’ve been poring over my cookbooks looking for unique recipes to enjoy fresh foods in new ways. I’m sharing recipes every Friday now on my blog – a new Foodie Friday series!
It’s the weekend and I’ll enjoy trying new recipes to celebrate all the goodness of the Earth. I just love the month of July and spend a lot of time here in our cool and cozy kitchen.
Head on over to my blog friends below to see how they enjoy celebrating the beautiful month of July!