It’s that time of the summer. It’s that time of the pandemic. It’s. All. About. Food. We don’t even feel the need to string these together with connective word-ingredients. Let it be like food poetry. Say these aloud with us, now:
Crumpets with Chorizo-Maple Syrup
Crab and Fennel Baked Eggs with Cornbread
Coffee, Maple and Walnut Tea Cake
Southern Collard, Maple and Sweet Potato Hash
Maple Pecan Chicken on a Biscuit
Ikarian Baked Rosemary Chickpeas
Sweet Summer Maple-Fig Bars
Buckwheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup
Maple Pecan Scotch Pie
Marrakesh Salad with Bulgar and Dates
Grilled Peaches with Mojito Coconut-Rum Yogurt
If any of those taste half as good as they sound . . . Right?
There is no end to the interesting things we are learning and creating in our backyards these days! The nature lovers among us are exploring the world of backyard frogs, attracting backyard bats and participating in backyard bee-counting events. And then some of us find extremely unnatural things in our backyards, like the Chicago resident who dug up a World War II shell in his backyard. What?
Also in the category of extraordinary backyarding: a backyard Saratoga Race Course, a backyard, nine-hole golf course, and a backyard Olympic Training Center. First prize goes to . . . . the Backyard Eiffel Tower!
What interesting stuff are YOU getting up to in your backyard? We’d sure love to know! Take a sec and reply with your answer. And then get back to the backyard!