The next time you’re bipping down Route 144 (aka Old Fort Road) in Centre Hall, stop by The Garden, a local farm’s produce stand. You’ll be impressed by the orderliness and the quality of the food. Besides fresh produce, they also sell local flowers, honey, and lots of local pickled/ jarred foods.
This morning, I harvested some basil from our own garden and couldn’t stop thinking about one of my favorite summer lunches…
So, I loaded the kids up in the van and checked off THREE things from my “To-Do List”
* dropped off recycling in the parking lot next to Snappy’s (it’s now sporting a Salvation Army donation bin)
* picked up several quarts of strawberries from the Amish farmers on the corner (we freeze them and use them for smoothies during the winter)
* stopped by The Garden just as it was opening at 10 a.m. for some perfectly ripe tomatoes.
When we got home, we paired our produce with slices of mozzarella cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, sea salt, and cracked pepper.
Several times a month, Ryan has delicious business lunches at places like Kelly’s Steakhouse and The Autoport while I nibble PB&J at home with the kids. When he gets home from work, I ask him where he ate lunch, thinking I’ll be happy for him. He tries to make it sound like the salmon salad was no big deal. But I know better. Despite my good intentions, every time I just end up feeling very, very jealous. But not this day. This day, I’m eating summer.
Enjoy your home,