Thank you all, dear Readers, for the good wishes. I am back in the saddle again. The high pressure system has entrenched itself and the temperature is again over 100. It is looking more and more like we will break our previous record of 60 days over 100 degrees in one summer.
Due to the early spring, high summer temperatures, and lack of rain, the summer produce is gone and fall produce has arrived. I bought my first pomegranate yesterday. Apples and pears are abundant. Brussels sprouts and beets are starting to arrive.
The sun comes up now right through the kitchen window and lights up my fruit plate.