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What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.”~ Gertrude Jekyl


For me, this spring has been filled with travel, adventure, entertaining guests at home, and lots of baking and cooking. In celebration of the upcoming June solstice, I thought I’d share a round-up of a few interesting and tasty dishes from my table this spring that made it to Instagram, but not yet on the blog.

Heralding the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere, the June solstice will take place this coming weekend on Saturday, June 21st. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and has been celebrated for centuries with all sorts of traditions growing up around it.

In a previous post, Music, a Universal Language?, I mention a favorite celebration in France called “La Fête de la Musique”, a celebration of music that occurs on June 21st. I think music is a wonderful way to celebrate the first day of summer and I’m already thinking of an eclectic playlist of music from around the world to enjoy at home!

How about you? How do you plan to celebrate the beginning of summer? I’d love to know.