a time-warped week ago, i flew home to visit family. michigan was hot & heavy in the first days of july. record temps, dry grasses, a sun that made you squint. the heat storms were exciting, the 4th of july sky in traverse city was alight with fireworks and lightning, and we [michiganders] coped in the ways we know best: large pitchers of cold, sweating lemonade. ice cream stops, daily. if you’re north, great lake dips every 20 minutes. bare feet in the backyard. less clothing, less fabric, less fuss, less, less, less. late meals outside, windows open at night, crickets loud.
dinner is outside, barefoot, and stripped down to its purest base: vegetables, mostly raw. fruit rinsed, served in a bowl. bean salads. pies & crumbles & another stop for ice cream.
3 glorious days were spent in traverse city with family and friends. we pulled a few peppermint pink & white radishes from the backyard each day. we ate them raw, with s&p, but! these sound fun:
a zucchini-radish slaw
mint roasted radishes … woowwhoa.
radishes + pineapples, curious? there’s avocado in this recipe, too.