Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Signs of the Season

Almost overnight, the seasons have changed here in Chicago! We've made it to spring in one piece (which feels like an accomplishment every year), and summer is already sneaking up on us. No matter the season, I always love the feeling of a change. And as a California native and sunshine loving person, the change to warm weather is the sweetest time of year for me. A few quick snapshots of springtime rituals around our home...

I've determined this is my official 2013 summer beer.
Revolution Rosa-- most likely only available in Chicago, so try it if you get a chance!

Ever wonder what $70 worth of plants looks like when
purchased from a yuppie urban garden center?
Ugh, I feel ripped off every summer, but I still love this place!

Baby garden

Toasting a lovely weekend with some cava we brought back from Spain!

New grill! Yes!!

Fiddlehead Ferns

The best dinners are done 100% on the grill.
(Also, who wants to buy me a grill basket?)
As I was finishing this post, I thought, "self, I wonder what the weather is supposed to be like tomorrow..."  So I looked at the weather app on my phone. Big mistake. The next three days the highs are in the 50's and 60's. I just keep telling myself that summer will really be here soon!  How's the season looking in your neck of the woods?


  1. cava?! new grill?! talk about a way to start summer of right. also, i had no idea you were from CA (though i feel like i should) and damnnnnnn - living in chicago must be tough on you sometimes. you're a trooper!

  2. oooh fiddleheads! i got to try them when we were living in MA. sooo tasty!