Summer is officially over. Today marks the start of Autumn, but the weather has already changed with a mellowing breeze and yellowing trees. There’s a charm about this season. Villagers and orchard owners believe that this is the most generous time of the year. The crops are plenty and the orchards look beautiful with the trees and vines bearing fruits from all colors.
It wasn’t until I spent these days with villagers that I started seeing those little things. I’ve lived my whole life without a village we belong to, no mountain to hide in. It is now, with age, that I’m trying to get as much as I can possibly take from the land. It’ll never be mine though, that’s for sure. Any land can be mine.
I passed by the produce shop nearby and picked up a few things that looks pretty and fresh. The next day I was preparing this kickass salad and preparing for the shooting in a new style. The salad was marvelous, so colorful, very fresh and refreshing. I added one summer produce that is highly disregarded here in Lebanon; zucchini blossoms. I asked the man at the shop to keep me the blossoms after taking them off the zucchinis for display. Apparently if kept, they make the zucchini rot faster. Lucky me, I got a bunch and I put them in this delicious dish
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