Things I’ve learned:

~It’s hard to get excited about meal planning with summer produce when you know your kids aren’t going to eat anything you make.

~Bitter cucumbers make decent pickles.

~Accidentally putting in five times more garlic than the recipe calls for will not necessarily ruin your batch of salsa.  It will just make really, really garlicky salsa.

~Watermelon makes yummy popsicles.

~Even non-beet-lovers love borscht.

~Blogging about great seasonal recipes is no guarantee that I’ll remember to make them next year.