Summer food is fresh from the garden. Or it’s gathered at farmers’ markets. Maybe we stop during day trips to taste the delights offered by inviting roadside restaurants. It could be we barbecue seasonal meals on our backyard grills and serve them to guests on our patios. Food in summer is not just sustenance — it’s entertainment.
Lois Campbell, Laverne Conery and Fran Wilkinson have something in common — they will never give up their zest for living. They may be senior citizens, but they definitely aren’t just sitting around in rocking chairs.
An inspired chef never rests on his laurels. Scott Welch, owner/chef at the Blue Olive, tweaks, twists and changes his menu often. So I wasn’t surprised to peruse the menu and learn the hummus antipasti — my favorite appetizer at the Blue Olive — no longer was offered.
Here in Northeast Ohio, we have only so much time to enjoy pleasant outdoor weather. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, with a few coveted weeks before and after, we do all that we can under blue skies and starry nights to make the most of the season.
A night under the stars with some cool jazz and a cool view of the city is planned to honor Stark County’s “Twenty Under 40.” An expected 400 people will converge at the McKinley monument June 10, where a large tent will be set up for the event.