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Summer in contrasts









Such is summer in the city… a study in contrasts. A quiet, rainy Canada Day at home, making pasta salad and peach pie, followed by a whirlwind of fireworks, house guests, neighbourhood wandering, and the pride parade. What fun. The pie was the first I’ve made this year with summer fruit and it was so good. The peaches were fine in terms of flavour (later peaches will be better, when they’re in season in Niagara), but they were still lovely and juicy. Strawberries are at the very end of their season here, so I’m hoping to make a strawberry rhubarb pie this coming weekend.

I am actually crossing my fingers for more rain this weekend – there’s lots I’d like to do outdoors, but it has been so hot and humid this week. We’ve been averaging around 35-40C with humidity. I don’t often wish for air conditioning, but keeping our apartment cool has proven to be particularly difficult lately. Some cool rain with a breeze would certainly do the trick.

What are your plans for this weekend? Has it been this hot where you are?

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  1. ouch that weather! it’s been pretty warm here, we’ve been getting a lot of rain since Canada Day though, seems like we get one good down pour once a day.

    my weekend plans are mostly knitting socks. hope you have a great weekend!

    • kyliemw kyliemw

      Thanks, Casey – that sounds like a wonderful weekend plan! Enjoy!

  2. We are enjoying the thunderstorm season right now. The days are sunny and warm and almost every afternoon the warm rain is coming down… Love this weather! Hope you will have a few drops soon to freshen up!

    • kyliemw kyliemw

      Alina, I am so jealous of your rain – my garden could really use it! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far 🙂

  3. Wow! You’ve been having some really hot temperatures. Our city has been in the 70’s F and we are slowly moving up to 80’s. Your pie looked yummy.

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