Can you believe that summer is almost over? Time just seems to fly by these days.  Remember how long 4 years felt in high school?  It was an eternity!  Now it seems as though 4 years passes by in a heartbeat. Seasons are over before we can even fully appreciate them.  This summer has brought hellish weather but also many positive life changes (I’m a homeowner!).   I’ll miss long days, the beach and summer produce but I’m ready for fall.  Here’s a recap from this week:

My favorite Instagram photos:

Pumpkins at the farmer’s market!

My beautiful little girl sleeping soundly next to me while I work


On Savory Simple:

 Sweet & Spicy Curried Popcorn

A flavorful, fun version of popcorn that is way better than the microwave variety!







 Habanero Lager Mustard

Homemade mustard is so easy to make!  This version is spicy and will go perfect on sandwiches.







Grapefruit Curd Ice Cream

This grapefruit curd ice cream is tangy and rich; a perfect summer send off.







My favorite recipes from other bloggers:

From Pinterest:

  • This may be my new fall uniform.
  • I’m feeling inspired to get better at decorating cookies.  Owl cookies, specifically.
  • Pastels are so pretty in cake form.
  • I want to enjoy my morning coffee here.


Enjoy the long weekend, everyone!  How will you be celebrating?

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I want to steal your cat – what a cutie! Thanks for including my cupcakes :). Have a great weekend!

  • holly

    I really like the grapefuit curd ice cream. sounds delish! You have a gorgeous pussy cat there.

  • Roger Stowell

    Nice collection of pictures and thoughts. Thanks.

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I’m happy to catsit anytime! Nice photos and that ice cream is really interesting.

  • Valerie

    You really put things into perspective with the high school reference! How on earth could that have only been 4 years?! Great instagram and recipe round-up too! I think my cat, Niles, is already crushing on your cat. :D

    • Savory Simple

      Aw I wish they could have a cat date. Then again, Sofi is kind of rude to other cats. She likes people but she’s Queen Cat and all others must bow down to her.

  • Cathy @ Noble Pig

    Seeing those pumpkins makes me smile.

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Pumpkin season is here? When did that happen? Love all your recipes from this week. Have a wonderful weekend, Jen!

  • Kayla

    I love that outfit from pinterest! Makes me ready and waiting for warmer clothes.

  • Laura Dembowski

    I agree that time just seems to pass in the blink of an eye. I don’t know where the summer went. Actually I don’t know where the past year has gone. I’m not ready for fall, but it looks like summer isn’t quite giving up on me yet.

  • Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen

    Where has the summer gone?!! I loved your round-up today!! And you’ve inspired me to get out my ice cream maker before it’s too late!! xx Smidge

  • Mad Dog

    I thought that summer was over, but just checked the forecast and discovered that it’s going to be 25º and sunny all week!

  • JulieD

    Aww thanks for the link love. Your girl kitty reminds me of our late Roswell, is she a silver/gray tabby with a cream colored belly?

    • Savory Simple

      Sort of! She’s gray and white with streaks of orange and a cream colored (big) belly. :D

  • Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy

    Great roundup! LOVE the look of the grapefruit curd ice-cream. As soon as I procure an icecream maker I will be trying this out. Those mini pumpkins are gorgeous! I wish we had that variety in Australia!

  • Debra

    If at all possible do you think we can just collectively will the summer to hang on a bit longer? I like fall, but I’m just not ready yet! Love your photos. You do inspire me on so many levels!!

  • natalie

    i’ve been meaning to ‘practice’ cookie decorating for YEARS now, and still haven’t gotten around to it! those owl cookies, omg, pretty sure i could never do that. but i am OBSESSED with owls.

    Also, i feel like i will have to make your popcorn when i get home, it sounds SO GOOD right now!

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