Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Jersey Summers

Despite last week's heat wave, where temperatures were up to 100 degrees and felt even higher due to humidity and the heat index, Jersey isn't that bad a place to spend the summer.

Of course, once the heat breaks, there's those wonderful summer nights where it's in the 70s and you can sleep with the windows open (like we have for the past two nights).

There's the infamous Jersey Shore, which is popular for its boardwalks, funnel cakes, rides, and bars.

There's the PNC Arts Center, where you can enjoy live music under the stars.

But the best part of a Jersey summer is the produce. Seriously. The produce.

Last week, my ma-in-law drive to our house to help us pack for the big move. With her, she brought some boxes and crates. But the best thing she brought (beside herself - hey, I have to brown nose a little bit) was Jersey corn. Sweet, succulent Jersey corn. I cooked it the other night and it was... perfection.

She also brought radishes, peppers, and peaches. Magic!


Gary said...

I guess that's why they call it the garden state. :)

Freckle Face Girl said...

Cool evenings??? I have forgotten what that is about. Sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

are you getting paid by the tourist board, or are you just a converted jersey girl? do you have aquanet in your bathroom at this moment? ;)


Annie said...

Gary - I guess so.

Freckle Face Girl - It *is* wonderful. But we are headed for another heat wave this weekend.

K - No, the tourist board doesn't pay. And, hell no, I don't have a bottle of Aquanet in my bathroom. I might be able to find some down the shore, though.