.…and the livin’ is easy, goes the first line of Gershwin’s famous song from Porgy and Bess. After a cool and rainy spring, and a slow start to the summer (all fine for my Northern constitution) real summer is finally here.
Summer energy is so different from the other seasonal energies, and I am so glad to be living in a place where I get to experience these four distinct energies every year again. Summer energy is light. Summer energy is carefree. Summer energy is joyful. Summer energy is abundant. Summer energy is vibrant. Whether swimming and being at the beach, whether wearing bright and light colors, whether enjoying lighter foods and drinks, or nature’s abundance in flowers and produce, there is something exuberant about summer energy.
May you feel it, may it pervade your life, may you enjoy it to the fullest for the next two months.
Since summer invites a lesser workload, this will also serve as an abbreviated substitute newsletter to let you know that July and August food workshops are up on my website in case you need a joyful infusion of creative cooking and food inspiration in the next two months.