It’s summertime, and the living is easy. Or at least, it just feels that way when you have some fresh produce in the house.

We finally have some ripening tomatoes larger than the tiny cherry variety in our little square foot garden.

And I managed to get The Peanut to try some homemade salsa this week. My not-so-secret plot to increase veggie intake is working.

*insert evil Mom laugh here*

We have several local produce stands that have had wonderful veggies and fruits this summer, and I am absolutely loving it. Last night’s supper included corn on the cob and green beans fresh from local farmers to our table.

Anyone discover new veggies — or great recipes to showcase them? Do share.

Here’s my contribution for the week:  Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler. I made this with frozen peaches and fresh blueberries and it was delish. I tweaked the batter a little by adding some ground cinnamon — about 1/2 tsp. — and it added just the right amount of zing.

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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