Tuesday, September 3, 2013

end of Summer harvest table . . .





It' so hard to believe that it's already September.

In a few short weeks we will welcome Fall . . . and its humble beauty and cooler temperatures (hopefully!). 





For me, my thoughts naturally fall towards a time of harvesting . . . vegetables, like eggplant, asparagus, yellow squash, and zucchini . . . and fruits, like berries, apples, pears, and plums.

I dream of simple, delicious meals . . . and desserts.









I make plenty of salads through the end of Summer.




And along the way, I discovered dandelion greens.

I add them to our salads for their unique flavor and health benefits.


 




Eggplants . . . Summer's most beautiful purple fruit.

Did you know that they come in all sizes, shapes, and colors?

The smaller eggplant (seen below) is called Italian Eggplant

I love to slice them in discs, and then bread and bake them. They are wonderful added to pasta dishes, and atop salads (instead of croutons)!






Hello, strawberries!

                    Our kids LOVE them!

I buy up to 5 baskets every week, year round. 

I will share, however, that they are best in the Summer . . . and the most affordable at the end-of-Summer (smile).




Ahhhhh . . . . asparagus.


Since then, I've ventured into new asparagus dishes.





Aren't they beautiful?




Stone fruits, like yellow & red plums and peaches have been exceptionally sweet this year. 

What a treat!





Each season brings forth its own unique fruits and vegetables.

And although I'm excited for the variety of squash, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes brought by Fall,        
I am so grateful for the bounty brought by Summer . . . and its end.


LET'S STAY in touch!

















29 comments:

  1. Suzanne, your images are just GORGEOUS!!!!! They are magazine worthy!

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    1. Hi Yvonne!

      So happy you came by!
      Thank you for your kind comment.
      I've never taken a photography class, and taught myself how to use my camera.
      I'm glad it's working out ;0)
      Have a beautiful week!
      Please come by again soon,
      Suzanne

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  2. What a marvelous harvest display. Love the sunflowers. And Strawberries....Yummy! I just bought asparagus on sale at our local Buehler's Market today. Your pictures remind why I love it so much. Healthy and attractive (especially with sunflowers providing the background). Bravo!!

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    1. Hi Candy!

      Thanks so much for coming by!
      Come by again this afternoon. I'll be posting a simple asparagus recipe!
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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    2. This is beautiful! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at www.craftdictator.com! It goes live Thursdays at 7:00 PM Central! I hope to see you there!

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    3. Hi Cara!

      Thanks for coming by!
      And thank you for the invitation. See you tonight!
      Have a beautiful week.
      Come back again soon,
      Suzanne

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  3. Oh my goodness. You have taken fruit and veggies to a whole new lever. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Beautiful table....and the way you describe them....can make people want to lick the screen. LOL

    great post!

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  5. What a lovely post and bounty! I too love end-of-summer treats nature offers us! Enjoyed your post! ~Zuni

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  6. Suzanne, everything you post looks not only delicious, but absolutely gorgeous as well. I love it! I laughed at Christine's comment, because yes, perfect description...you want to lick the screen! :) Have a great day! Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

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  7. This is worth of a magazine! Such beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for linking them up at the Fluster Buster party, Have a fantastic week Suzanne. Lizy, party co host

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  8. You have raised humble fruits and veggies to a whole new level.....of BEAUTY! Your pictures are gorgeous and I love everything you have shown, especially strawberries and asparagus. YUMMMMMMMMM. Came over from Yvonne's:)

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  9. You cannot beat a table overflowing with beautiful fruit and vegetables! Perfect with the sunflowers!
    Jenna

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  10. Beautiful! I absolutely love autumn.

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  11. WOW!! Beautiful Sunflowers as well as your fall bounty! Fabulous pics!

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  12. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  13. How BEAUTIFUL! All the fruits and vegetables look so fresh and colorful! Beautiful! :)

    Maria
    www.shopgirlmaria.blogspot.com

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  14. This look wonderful!!
    I would love for you to come link up with me today and share this!!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  15. What a beautiful table! Thank you for sharing this with the Less Laundry, More Linking party.

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  16. Suzanne, such a gorgeous table and a wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Best of the Weekend - pinning to our party board! Hope you are having a wonderful week and look forward to seeing you at the party tomorrow night!

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  17. Yum! Now I'm hungry for fruits and veggies. Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow!

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  18. This makes my heart sing!!!! : ) hugs...tfs!

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  19. What a gorgeous post! Your photography is stunning! I especially love your Sunflower pictures. :)
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Weekend Potluck. We start another one in the morning and I can't wait to see what you bring this week. Have a terrific evening!
    ~Kim
    http://sunflowersupperclub.blogspot.com

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  20. Hello Suzanne! Just wanted to stop back by and let you know I choose your post as our personal favorite from last week's Weekend Potluck. Have a great weekend!
    ~Kim
    http://sunflowersupperclub.blogspot.com/2013/09/weekend-potluck-85.html

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  21. SUCH a GORGEOUS post! All of your photos are mouth-watering. VERY inviting. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck!

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  22. Suzanne, I too love summers bounty. Your photos make what is already delicious delectable! I love veggies and fruit and never tire of eating them. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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