I have been using my last days of summer vacation puttering in the house and setting things in order again, something you never have time to do when you are working every day. Closets, kitchen counters, just small chores that are usually neglected in lieu of the larger cleaning chores in a home.
The other day after puttering around the kitchen, I stopped long enough to cook some pasta for lunch. I sautéed peppers and onions, some grape tomatoes and some leftover shrimp in olive oil while the pasta was cooking. My mother used to make pasta with olive oil and parmesan cheese when we ran out of her homemade gravy (spaghetti sauce), it was delicious and I crave it every so often.