Picnics for Patriotism

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck

Recipe: Summer Salad

Photo by Judith Hausman Cherries and blueberries make refreshing additions to this summer salad. Red, white and blue desserts were everywhere for Fourth of July: strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream — what’s not to like? Still, strawberries are about done in the Hudson Valley (it wasn’t the best year for them), blueberries aren’t yet ripe […]