Traditionally, the summer issues of Martha Stewart Living are the ones I tend to read a bit less enthusiastically. It's not that I don't enjoy them - I do! - but summer is a season I find myself less inclined to celebrate with as much verve as I celebrate fall or spring or the holidays. I don't really like the heat much. I am not a fan of mosquitoes and traditional summer events and activities are generally not my thing. Having said that, I love the heady perfume of a flower garden, the way the breeze laughs through the leaves of a big tree and all that amazing, amazing produce at the grocery store.
The June issue of Martha Stewart Living gave me that little thrill of a classic summer issue: yummy food that's easy to prepare, dining alfresco and taking time to literally smell the flowers. Below are some of the highlights.