As we enter the middle of August, I often find myself reflecting on how quickly summer always seems to pass. Unofficially, summer begins on Memorial Day. Officially, it begins between June 20th and 22nd. But, for me, summer begins on my birthday which is in the first week of June. And even though it has no baring, I always associate the Fourth of July with the halfway point of summer.
Then August comes along and before you know it, it’s Labor Day weekend. Or, as we call it in the United States “the unofficial end of cook-out season.”
You can feel the change in the air and the shorter days suddenly become very apparent. A few weeks later when we hit the actual start of autumn, the mornings grow crisper and the leaves have already begun to change their colors.
I have a lot going on as we end summer and enter the cooler months. I started the rehearsal process for another community theater production. This will take most of my free time from now until the first week of October which is when the show opens. The baking, crafting, and blogging will take a much-needed hiatus.
I may pop back in every once in a while, but don’t expect a huge amount of updates over the next two months. My time will be spent dealing with earworms of songs such as “Mein Heir” and “Maybe This Time.”
I look forward to baking and blogging again in October. Which is, obviously, the best time to bake. So many warming and fun ingredients. I can’t wait to tackle some of the pumpkin-heavy dishes form the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook.
Also, Ina Garten has a new cookbook coming out in October. So you can bet that I’ll be making a few out of that book as well.
In the meantime, bake something yummy for me!