A few weeks ago my youngest son and I had a an unexpected conversation about growing old, death and Heaven. It led me to recall a promise Jesus made and asked us to believe in. Please read the story and the promise where I am sharing it at Catholic Mothers On-line today.
Last weekend we took the whole family to a nearby produce stand. We were craving something that tasted fresh from the garden and since I don't have my own garden, we found this place. The fields were full of fall-colored flowered. Can't wait for those cooler days to come. But for now, we are reveling in the height of summer sunshine and produce. It's easy to go overboard here and buy much more than you can use in the next few days. I don't even like okra but they look so inviting in those cute blue crates. These tomatoes inspired a caprese salad for lunch: tomato slices cut into quarters, hunks of fresh mozzarella, snipped basil leaves, salt, pepper and drizzles of olive oil and red wine vinegar. These strawberries wound up being dunked in Silky Chocolate Fondue . Every girl dreams of doing her shopping with one of these adorable woven baskets, doesn't she? Even the boys had fun playing in the sand while I took m