August is always one of our favorite months. It's still very much summer but not as hot and humid as July so we usually schedule our summer vacation for mid-month. This year we headed back to the southern coast of Maine and we'll post some stunning photos and reviews in the next couple of weeks. But between long weekends out on Long Island, the trip and several late summer birthdays, we found ourselves quite busy.We ended the month, as we always do, with a final long weekend of grilling, frozen cocktails and long lazy days in the garden. And sadly, we also folded up the market umbrella and stored away the garden furniture.
But before we said goodbye to summer, we enjoyed some wicked cocktails (did we mention that National Rum Day falls in August?!), delightful dinners and a couple of decadent desserts. Because August is National Peach Month, we kept plenty of the sweet fruit around and used them in all kinds of delicious ways. All that plus a sinfully rich guest post recipe and a guest stint in the kitchen by our furry sous chef. Wow, it really was a busy month. Enjoy!