The first day of summer

On the first days of summer, we gather outside until the sun goes down.

I’m feeling nostalgic for those nights of my childhood when I awaited for the long days and school-less evenings. Felt such excitement.

I was overcome by the feeling again during my trip to Montreal this past weekend. The euphoria of sunlight. We walked, we dined, we laughed. I didn’t want it to end. But I am very excited for the plans this summer has in store for us. Soon I will be even sharing my book trailer. Would you like to see it?

It is coming.

I leave you with these tomatoes from our community garden.

Summer on a platter.


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34 Responses to “The first day of summer”

  1. Your new books looks wonderful!! I love this idea! Your work continues to inspire!! Congratulations!

  2. can’t wait to see that book trailer!

  3. Lena says:

    I’m so excited for you and your book and of course I want to see the trailer!

    Greetings from Germany

  4. A lovely shot! So colorful.

    cheers,

    Rosa

  5. Rebecca says:

    Happy Summer Solstice! Looking forward to your book trailer! Have a great evening.

  6. I can’t say how much I love your work – everything: your wonderful pictures, your fantastic style, your great ideas! Thank you so much!

    Love,
    Frau Süd

  7. I can’t say how much I love your work – everything: your wonderful pictures, your fantastic style, your great ideas! Thank you so much!

    Love,
    Frau Süd

  8. C.B. says:

    I hope you’ll give us a post about your trip to Montreal.
    It’s sweltering hot here in the Canadian Capital(31 degrees Celsius, feels like 41) so it really feels like summer.

  9. C.B. says:

    I hope you’ll give us a post about your trip to Montreal.
    It’s sweltering hot here in the Canadian Capital(31 degrees Celsius, feels like 41) so it really feels like summer.

  10. Montreal misses you, Aran……

    And I can’t wait to see your trailer!

  11. tinajo says:

    Such a beautiful pic, love it! :-)

  12. Those tomatoes are absolutely perfect and they look SO summery! Here in Sweden I’ll have to wait for more sun for our tomatoes to ripen ;-) And btw, I love your blog!

  13. Aimee- It was so great to see you again and your little one is just too adorable. And how much fun did we have at Joe Beef? I loved it!

    CB and Jen- Hopefully soon!

    Thank you everyone and happy summer solstice!

  14. Kristen says:

    You’ve totally inspired me to make a very summer-y dinner this evening. Can’t wait for the book.

  15. Congrats, congrats! I’m excited for summer too and will be spending it making a ton of your recipes!!

  16. What could start summer better than a plate of fresh tomatoes?! :)

  17. That’s wonderful, congratulations

  18. Sini says:

    So excited to see the book trailer!! We here in Finland will celebrate midsummer tomorrow. With family and friends as well as lots of delicious food.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Love your blog and can’t wait for your book! And I love your white dimpled platter–would you mind sharing the source?

  20. Veemice says:

    yes we cant wait for the trailer ~ love your inspirational writing and beautiful pictures x

  21. Carmen says:

    Loca por ver el trailer!!aqui acaba de caer una tormenta de verano de esas con granizo y mucho ruido…pero el olor que queda despues…mmmmm lo adoro.
    bs

    Ah el lunes hice los panckes de guisantes con salmon (el salmon en vez de ahumado lo puse fresco y pasado ligero por la plancha) buenisimo, voy a hacer la misma receta con maiz que me parece que tambien puede quedar bien.

  22. Jaime says:

    What beautiful colours!! Really putting me in the mood for picnics and tomato salad x

  23. a. maren says:

    gorgeous. nothing shouts summer like tomatoes.

  24. Ewa says:

    I adore tomatoes, can never get enough of them! Your pictures are really gorgeous!! I have just started up my blog .. I so wish I cld do a workshop with you, till then, thank you for being such an inspiration!:)

    Ewa
    (crumbsgocreative.blogspot.com.au)

  25. Iratxe says:

    Ahora si, ¿qué tal en Montreal?, ¡parece que muy bien!. Siii, yo quiero ver el trailer. Menudo trabajo, qué cosa más bonita. Besotes,

    http://www.cocinaamiga.com

  26. I love the long days in the summer. For me, summer still means no school since I’m a grad student so I get to relish those feelings of no class and lots of sun!

  27. ChichaJo says:

    Summer has ended for us last month…now it is rainy/wet season for us. I miss the trips to the beach but the cool rains are a welcome respite from the heat! So looking forward to your book trailer!! I am sure it will be just as gorgeous as everything here :)

  28. Ah, the promise of summer tomatoes, hot sun and sandy toes, balmy nights by the sea … I am so ready for the season.

    (and yes I’d like to see your book trailer!)

  29. Excited to see your book trailer!

  30. Real Noni says:

    Love the little tomatoes! Very cute & super tasty too :)

  31. Anonymous says:

    I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

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