Honeydew and Feta Salad

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Whooooa! Crazy morning here at Casa de Boyle (as well as Clinic de Boyle). 

Like our sign?  The Husband designed it himself.  :)  So although the Hubs isn’t seeing patients yet, his father (who he co-owns the practice with) is treating people, and it was rush-rush-rush to wrap up some last minute details.  I ended up putting together a table this morning on the floor of one of the examining rooms.  :)  I am pretty good at putting together furniture after our move!

 

I also squeezed in a quick run.  I did 3.5 miles in 31:37, about a 9-minute per mile pace.  It was hot out, but I felt GREAT for some reason!  A very fast run, and if I can recreate this next week at my race, I’m going to be very happy.

 

Post-run lunch:

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I can’t design who  was the star of the show because the salad and sammie were both SO good.

 

The salad probably wins:  a Honeydew and Feta mix!

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I combined fresh organic honeydew with sunflower seeds and plain Athenos feta.  The combo was EXCELLENT and so refreshing!

 

Sammie consisted of hummus, tabbouleh, and arugula on Dakota bread.  It was also amazing.  My mouth was happy.  πŸ™‚

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Guess what time it is?

 

Change for the Feta Giveaway time!

One reader will win the following: ATHENOS Feta coupon; ATHENOS Feta β€œShape Up Your Salad” recipe booklet; ATHENOS Feta water bottle; Life Time Fitness 1-month membership; Fit & Fresh salad container; and a Built NY lunch bag.  I’ll pick a winner tomorrow morning.

 

To enter, simply answer ONE of the following questions in the comments section:

 

  • Would you ever want to work with your family or would it drive you crazy?
  • What’s the best summer food you’re currently enjoying? 

 

Good luck! 

{ 615 comments }

 

  • Ashley July 16, 2010, 1:37 pm

    I LOVE my family, but i’m fairly confident we’d kill eachother lol.

  • Maribeth July 16, 2010, 1:39 pm

    I’d love to work with my family! I’m so close to them and going to work everyday would actually be fun!

  • Brooke July 16, 2010, 1:39 pm

    I would love to work with my family. I actually help my husband out a lot at the country club he works at and I love working with him.

  • Meghan July 16, 2010, 1:39 pm

    I’m loving quinoa salad with avocado, black beans and grape tomatoes!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 16, 2010, 1:41 pm

    I want your sandwich πŸ˜€
    I would work with my mum, but just my mum- she’s the only one who wouldn’t drive me mad!!
    Summer food…hmmm…ALL veg and salad about! And frozen bananas πŸ™‚

  • Courtney July 16, 2010, 1:41 pm

    I worked for my dad for the first two years of college. I didn’t mind it at all and if I had a question about something I didn’t feel bad calling his personal cell phone.

  • Anna @ Doing Good & Living Well July 16, 2010, 1:42 pm

    The best summer food I’m enjoying is fresh fruit! Peaches, berries, you name it and I’ll eat it up. (However, I’m kinda cheating on summer and already getting excited about fall flavors like PUMPKIN!)

  • Beth July 16, 2010, 1:42 pm

    My mom is on the board of directors for a charity, and I manage their website. It’s almost like working with my family. Fortunately, it’s a small foundation, my mom and I get along well, and we’re both volunteering so it’s been great. I worry that if we actually went into business as a family (meaning our livelihoods depended on it!) there would be a lot more tension.

  • Katie July 16, 2010, 1:43 pm

    I’m loving fresh berries and tomatoes- my dad has a garden this year and the tomatoes soo amazing!

  • Laura July 16, 2010, 1:43 pm

    I’m all about watermelon in the summertime! We also got some blueberries at a farmer’s market last week, and they are seriously the most delicious blueberries that have ever crossed my lips. Can’t wait to get more!!

  • whitney July 16, 2010, 1:43 pm

    I am currently enjoying lots and lots of fresh fruit and try to add avocados to everything i can.

  • katelyn July 16, 2010, 1:44 pm

    iowa sweet corn is out of this world!

  • Kristi S. July 16, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Fresh peaches! Yum!

  • Jessica T. July 16, 2010, 1:45 pm

    I am loving fresh cherries and all sorts of berries!!!

  • Emily July 16, 2010, 1:49 pm

    I think it would depend what type of business! But I can assure you, me or my brother wouldn’t come out alive. πŸ˜‰
    And I looooove summer corn.

  • Jennifer July 16, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Tomato and cucumber salad with Trader Joe’s balsamic dressing…yum!

  • Cheryl H. July 16, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I could not work with members of my family. It would be too much togetherness and stress.

    I am currently enjoying fresh watermelon and cantaloupe! Also tomatoes from my garden. Yum.

  • Megan July 16, 2010, 1:50 pm

    It would be really fun if I worked with my brothers and a bunch of my cousins to spread the wealth (so we won’t kill each other!). I am loving watermelon!

  • Shauna July 16, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Yellow peaches! I forgot about how amazing they were until I bought some last month.

  • Jaclyn July 16, 2010, 1:51 pm

    I always love summer watermelon, so yum!–Hard to say about working w/ the fam, I can see pluses and minuses!

  • Jae July 16, 2010, 1:51 pm

    fruit!

  • Jessica July 16, 2010, 1:51 pm

    What’s the best summer food you’re currently enjoying?

    Bluberries! A coworker gave me the MOST amazing pint of organic, local berries the other day. SO SWEET. I turned them into a fabulous Blueberry Boy Bait (sorta like a coffee cake with blueberries) and brought it in as a treat today πŸ™‚

  • Zoe July 16, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Mango! Sooooo good. It’s been a learning process involving some blood and the consumption of peel, but I finally got the peeling down (thanks to kath’s video tutorial)!

  • Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun July 16, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Would I ever work with the family? Hmmm.Probably not we argue too much. (We are all Aries if that explains anything.):-)

  • Katie July 16, 2010, 1:53 pm

    Best summer food now: organic local strawberries from the farmers market. But, I am even more excited for the cherry tomatoes to come in.

  • Molly July 16, 2010, 1:54 pm

    I love my family and am so close to them that I could never work with them. I worry not as much about being driven (or driving them) crazy, but that a family business would create unnecessary tension at times.

  • Rachel July 16, 2010, 1:55 pm

    I grew up working with my family since my dad owned his own business. We all got along just fine!

    I’m not sure in the future if I would work with family again. We all have SUPER different careers now, so it wouldn’t really be possible.

  • Katya July 16, 2010, 1:55 pm

    My fave summer fruit is watermelon. When it’s perfectly ripe and juice, my mouth just waters.

  • Sara July 16, 2010, 1:56 pm

    I think my family would drive me bananas if we worked together! (well, if my husband and I worked together!) I get fussy when he tries to talk to me while I clean! I am enjoying all of fresh, local fruits and veggies near me! (peaches, watermelon, corn on the cob!) nom nom nom!

  • Jocelyn July 16, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I could never work with my family…it would drive me BONKERS

  • maria July 16, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I love my family and it would be great the first few days, but I think we would eventually realize we could not work together and have to sell the business and go back to getting along.

  • Marilyn July 16, 2010, 1:58 pm

    I’d work with my dad because we have likeminded ideas about business. But I wouldn’t work with my mom. We are both too insane about details and we would drive each other crazy!

  • Christy July 16, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I never thought I would like working with a family member, but recently I switched jobs and was hired on at the City of Edmond. My dad has worked for the city for over 20 years and I know a lot of people up here. We don’t actually work directly with each other but we do work in the same building, on the same floor (in fact right around the corner) and I do have to update his maps and such. I like seeing him first thing in the morning when I get here because he is usually hanging around front and I like it when people realize that I am his daugther. And since I’m a huge Daddy’s girl it is pretty cool!

  • sara July 16, 2010, 2:00 pm

    I love fresh peaches, berries and watermelon! I think I could finish a whole watermelon all by myself!!

  • Rachel July 16, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Favorite summer food- Toss up between watermelon and strawberries. The best right now!

    And the honeydew/feta salad looks delicious!!

  • Britt July 16, 2010, 2:01 pm

    I LOVE my family, but I don’t think working together would be the best idea. And to answer the other question too – I love fresh fruit! ALL kinds! Peaches, strawberries, watermelon…yum!!

  • Ashley July 16, 2010, 2:02 pm

    Cherries! Traverse City cherries, to be exact. Nothing better than homegrown fruit πŸ™‚

  • Kaz July 16, 2010, 2:02 pm

    I would definitely work with my family, though certain members would be easier to get along with than others. πŸ˜€

  • dawn July 16, 2010, 2:03 pm

    Working with family is NOT something I would recommend. Especially if you live with that family. It is sometimes hard for people to separate emotions and business. Thus making for trying times and hurt feelings. Yes, sometimes it can work, but not on the norm. I love my family…just would rather enjoy the good times with them and keep business separate!

  • Amanda July 16, 2010, 2:04 pm

    My favorite summer food right now is ripe peaches and nectarines!

  • Julz @ freshman5k July 16, 2010, 2:04 pm

    What’s the best summer food you’re currently enjoying?

    My new favorite combo of 2% Daisy cottage cheese, red grapes, and blueberries!

  • Ashley July 16, 2010, 2:04 pm

    I’m obsessing over tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella salads….with homemade olive oil picked up from Napa….mmmm

  • Dori July 16, 2010, 2:05 pm

    I would love to work with my brother because he is so smart and cute!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet July 16, 2010, 2:05 pm

    I could work with my family! I love them!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) July 16, 2010, 2:05 pm

    i would want to work with my hubby, but not my parents. he and i have the same drive but my parents (i love them SO much) would want to do things their way only!

  • Lexie @ If i was a fit girl July 16, 2010, 2:05 pm

    I’d like working with my family because it would FORCE us to all be together. We don’t spend nearly enough time together and I love them soooo much. But I guess they would know if you were just pretending when you called off sick, so that part of it would kind of suck.

  • nicole July 16, 2010, 2:06 pm

    Watermelon! Umm I work for my dad and it’s not the most ideal thing, but at the same time I’m probably able to get away with more.

  • Kelly July 16, 2010, 2:06 pm

    Yum. Honeydew is one of my favorite summertime fruits. So good.

  • Carrie July 16, 2010, 2:06 pm

    I am currently enjoying making my own “frappucino”-like beverages in my blender to beat the Texas heat (soy milk, coffee concentrate, banana, ice cubes, dash of cinnamon). So super delicious, and not $3.50 a pop like they are at Sbux πŸ™‚

  • Dynamics July 16, 2010, 2:06 pm

    Working with family would be a challenge but could be done. Planning, planning, planning. I think your hubby is not really working, working with family so that is better.

    I love, love, love watermelon and pineapple. My mom made this pasta salad with shredded cabbage added and it was amazing. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Macaroni-Coleslaw (Is it okay to post a link?)

  • Paige July 16, 2010, 2:06 pm

    Oh God, never in a million years would I work with my family. It would probably be the last thing we did together as a family, EVER. πŸ˜€

  • Megan July 16, 2010, 2:06 pm

    I work in the family business and even though there are times (like today) when working for my father tests my patience more than I can put into words. But, I have worked enough crappy jobs for bosses who were complete jerks, that I can appreciate what I have going for me now. The upside to my situation is that I get to bring my dog to work every day. Best job perk ever!

  • Casey July 16, 2010, 2:07 pm

    Watermelon! So fresh and tasty in the summer. πŸ™‚

  • Mindy @ just a one girl revolution. July 16, 2010, 2:07 pm

    Oh, there is no chance I could work with my family. Don’t get me wrong, I love them all dearly, but they would drive me absolutely crazy! It is good for me to keep various parts of my life distinctly separate.

  • Jenna July 16, 2010, 2:07 pm

    I think I’d love to work with my family. The good times would outweigh the bad times. πŸ™‚

  • Evan Thomas July 16, 2010, 2:08 pm

    My favorite summer food is watermelon.
    I like the idea of salty feta with sweet honey dew. What a good flavor combo

  • Jessye Grebe July 16, 2010, 2:08 pm

    I previously worked with my husband… And it was always FABULOUS! We were a team in Real Estate and I miss it everyday! Now any other family member I might not fare so well with. But the hubby and I make a perfect pair for many reasons! πŸ™‚ Much luck to your husband and father-in-law on lauching their practice! Maybe sometime when I am visiting my cousin in Charlotte I’ll swing by for a treatment! Love your blog!

  • Liz July 16, 2010, 2:08 pm

    I’d love to work with my husband. We have so much fun together.

  • amanda @ fake ginger July 16, 2010, 2:08 pm

    Cherries!! Got some cherry sour cream muffins in the oven as we speak.

  • Ash Bear July 16, 2010, 2:09 pm

    That’s a tough one. I grew up in a family business and today see what my brother goes through since he works with my dad. There are pros and cons to both but I personally like that when I get upset it isn’t at a family member but a 3rd party company. πŸ™‚

  • Katherine July 16, 2010, 2:09 pm

    Summer food is most def watermelon. It’s addictive. And I love it. πŸ™‚

  • Nicole July 16, 2010, 2:09 pm

    I’m loving watermelon this summer..it’s such a sweet and juicy fruit!

  • AlisonJ July 16, 2010, 2:09 pm

    There are so many amazing summer foods (fruits & veggies galore!!)…but my first pick right now would be watermelon!

  • Heather July 16, 2010, 2:09 pm

    watermelon is where it’s at this summer!

  • JennieMc July 16, 2010, 2:09 pm

    I would absolutely work in the family business – provided it was doing different things! For example, my hubby is a Soil Scientist, and I ocassionally help his Office Manager with paperwork. No way I could be in the field with him!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway, and, I’ve already pre-ordered the book! Can’t wait for it to get here πŸ™‚

    • caitlin July 16, 2010, 7:52 pm

      Thank you thank you!

  • page July 16, 2010, 2:10 pm

    i actually ride my bike on a very regular basis with my dad:)

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston July 16, 2010, 2:10 pm

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE for my husband and I to have some kind of business together.. or at least to both be able to work from home together — one of these days I hope to make it a reality!

  • Stacey K. July 16, 2010, 2:11 pm

    I dont think I could work with my family. I love them but they would drive me up a wall!

  • Katalina @ GreenLivingNY July 16, 2010, 2:11 pm

    best summer food at the moment: GREEN MONSTERS! πŸ™‚ adn i would really love to own a family business, we are very friendly and I know we will do great!:)

  • Christine July 16, 2010, 2:11 pm

    My husband and I would definitely be able to work together – I’d love it! But my immediate family, even though I love them to death, we’d probably strangle one another!!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 16, 2010, 2:11 pm

    I love working with my husband! He is just the most amazing person! I am currently loving cantaloupe with homemade vanilla coconut sorbet on top!

  • Amanda July 16, 2010, 2:11 pm

    I work at the same company as my dad… granted the company is huge I still get referred to sometimes as so-and-so’s daughter. I don’t think it’s that bad though as long I get recognition for my hard work too!

  • Koko July 16, 2010, 2:12 pm

    I am absolutely adoring the flat of delicious, juicy peaches I just picked up at Costco. Nothing better in the summer!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Laura July 16, 2010, 2:12 pm

    Blueberries and tomatoes are what I’m enjoying most–they’re both so fresh and sweet and make a great addition to pretty much any meal.

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks July 16, 2010, 2:12 pm

    I help my mom out all the time in her 2nd grade classroom, and it’s a lot of fun! I don’t know if you’d call that “working with family,” really, though! Oh and your feta/melon combo looks great. I like my watermelon with feta and chives on top!

  • Jackie July 16, 2010, 2:13 pm

    I already work with my family, and yes it drives me crazy lol!

  • Jill July 16, 2010, 2:13 pm

    I don’t think I could work side by side everyday with my family! We would end up driving each other crazy!

  • Jen July 16, 2010, 2:13 pm

    I definitely could NOT work with my family lol. Love them…but no. πŸ™‚

  • Teresa July 16, 2010, 2:13 pm

    I couldn’t work with most of my family, my husband would be the exception. Oh and about summer food, I am all about the wheat berry and cucumber salads right now, yum.

  • brandi July 16, 2010, 2:13 pm

    ooh, honeydew and feta? That sounds really good.

    I think I could work with my family…but it depends on the job πŸ™‚

  • Valerie July 16, 2010, 2:13 pm

    For me, it depends on which family member it is. If it was my sister, we could easily work together all the time. If it was my parents, it probably wouldn’t work. They’re best in small doses πŸ™‚

  • Nicole July 16, 2010, 2:14 pm

    LOL, I actually DO work with my husband at the same company although in different capacities. I’m just a few cubes from him, so I can hear him when he eats chips! It’s actually fun.

    Now the rest of my family…I don’t think I could work with them. They’re too high-strung. πŸ™‚

  • kim July 16, 2010, 2:14 pm

    I used to work for my dad in his law office and it was fine. I think we could work together well as a family, but since we all are so diverse in careers, it would most likely never happen. Ironically, while I think I could work with my family, I wouldn’t want to work with my fiance, lol.

  • Laura July 16, 2010, 2:14 pm

    I love cooking with fresh and in season ingredients, so this is my favorite time of year with so much variety! I would have to say that blueberries are my fave, I picked 6 quarts a few weeks ago, and use them in everything. Good luck to you hubby and family on the new clinic!

  • Alexis July 16, 2010, 2:15 pm

    Watermelon. So. Much. Watermelon … especially combined with feta and mint. Sounds bizarre, but it makes my mouth (and my waistline) so happy!

  • Shelly @ EpicOrganic.net July 16, 2010, 2:15 pm

    I’ve actually always dreamed of working with my family. When I was a kid, my dad wanted to retire to a fishing resort and run fishing trips, and the plan was that I’d run his office and do bookkeeping. Dad didn’t live long enough to fulfill that dream, but I still have visions of doing something entrepreneurial some day, and I’d love to get my family involved. I don’t think it would drive me crazy, working with them. We know each other so well that I think we are better able to navigate each others’ good days and bad days than with others.

  • Amy @ Amy Starts to Run July 16, 2010, 2:15 pm

    Most workouts are done with my fiance, and its great having someone else motivate me.

    I’ve done a massive hike with my brother that was awesome and a 4.2 mile race with my sister. Both were great bonding experiences!

    And I’m going to have to recreate that sandwich of yours! Mouth-watering!

  • Sarah R July 16, 2010, 2:15 pm

    There is nothing like tomatoes in the summer. I won’t even buy them any other time. Home grown are the best!

  • Ericka July 16, 2010, 2:15 pm

    Best summer food = blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

  • Kristina July 16, 2010, 2:16 pm

    My mom and I have talked about opening a bakery. I would LOVE to work with her! πŸ™‚

  • Erin July 16, 2010, 2:16 pm

    watermelon, watermelon, watermelon. I am eating the stuff by the bowlful these days.

  • Kelly July 16, 2010, 2:16 pm

    I have worked as a manager/buyer for my mother-in-law’s toy store for the past 5 years and it is a blast! Although, she isn’t here much, so maybe that doesn’t count. πŸ™‚

  • Colleen July 16, 2010, 2:16 pm

    Can’t get enough watermelon these days! It’s great with feta too πŸ™‚

  • elisa July 16, 2010, 2:16 pm

    cucumbers from the garden mixed with salt and cider vinegar.

  • Kindra Coyle July 16, 2010, 2:17 pm

    My favorite summer food that I’m currently enjoying: cucumbers! (That’s a summer food, right?) Either way…I’m on a major cucumber kick right now. Try cucumber + roasted chickpea salad. Sooooo good!

  • Cassie July 16, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Yes! My family has often talked about starting up a wedding business. My dad has five sisters and of those sisters one does floral arrangements, and another makes cakes. One of my cousins is ordained and performs ceremonies. I’m a musician and play flute for weddings. My parents live on five gorgeous acres and hosted our wedding (which was perfect and magical in every way). We often talk about how we should all go into business together coordinating weddings. It would be stressful but so fun.

  • Stefani July 16, 2010, 2:18 pm

    My favorite summer food: blueberries! I picked up my first container of blueberries about a month ago and am totally addicted to them now! Who knew they were sooo good!

    My mom and my husband opened an auto shop a year ago and I would love to be financially stable enough to quit my job and work there with them. My mom and I would get on each others nerves, but it would be worth it!

  • Cates July 16, 2010, 2:18 pm

    Haha, great question! I love my family but I don’t think I could work with them…Dad and I are too much alike, and Mom and I are too different. My brother is a lot like my Dad (and me), except more mellow…we work pretty well together, but only in the kitchen! πŸ™‚

    My favorite summer food is the fruit (choosing just one would break my heart). Blueberries, peaches, cherries, melons…I can’t get enough!

  • Christina July 16, 2010, 2:18 pm

    Best summer food: watermelon!

    (it tastes good with feta too!)

  • AnnieP July 16, 2010, 2:19 pm

    1.) I have worked with my family members and loved it, because they had the same work ethics.
    2.) I am LOVING quinoa tabouli salad with arugula and beets! Amazing! *must be made with fresh squeezed lemon juice.

  • TryshaOrtiz July 16, 2010, 2:19 pm

    I worked with my aunt and uncle for two years and it was AWESOME! I still do some stuff with them on the side. I could never work with my mom or my husband. Although, never say never…
    Right now our farmers market is crazy with corn and peaches. Yum!

  • Sara July 16, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Best summer food: Watermelon & Sweet Corn on the Cob!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nadine July 16, 2010, 2:19 pm

    I am loving the farm fresh organic tomatoes that have such awesome flavor!

  • Lauri July 16, 2010, 2:20 pm

    Family as in my parents? Hell to the no! Specifically, I’m sure my Dad and I woudl kill each other, we are way too much alike and would butt heads. If by family you mean hubby? Still no dice – we met through work and after the new “we’re in love and having an office romance” glow wore off, I did NOT like working together, nor did he. Thankfully we no longer work together!

  • Claire July 16, 2010, 2:20 pm

    I’m a cherry lover!! I always get excited when they are available.Blueberries,too…I really love my family,but I couldn’t work with them:-)cc

  • Beth G July 16, 2010, 2:20 pm

    We’re currently loving a WHOLE lot of zucchini..in everything. Omelets, zucchini fries, zucchini bread, zucchini fritters, fried zucchini, baked stuffed zucchini…..

  • moxie79 July 16, 2010, 2:20 pm

    I’ve been eating a lot of watermelon sprinkled with salt, lime, and chili powder. it’s the perfect summer snack!

  • C July 16, 2010, 2:20 pm

    I am enjoying blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and watermelon right now…..I just LOVE summertime.

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) July 16, 2010, 2:20 pm

    I am loving the fresh tomatoes straight from my very own garden!

  • Michelle July 16, 2010, 2:21 pm

    Hmm… I could work with certain members of my family. In the past I’ve worked with cousins and that was fine, and I think I could work with my dad. But I think my mom and I would maybe not both come out alive…

  • Holly July 16, 2010, 2:21 pm

    I am loving blueberries right now!

  • Coco July 16, 2010, 2:21 pm

    Best summer food…FRESH CORN. Last weekend at the farmer’s market, I bought corn that had been picked that morning! It was absolutely divine.

  • Chelsea V. July 16, 2010, 2:21 pm

    Fresh hand picked tomatos from my garden are my favorite summer food!

  • Rebecca July 16, 2010, 2:21 pm

    I know I only have to answer one question but I would like to answer both. 1) I think I could only work with family if it was an entirely family owned and operated business. Office politics are hard enough to navigate as it is, I would not want to have potential nepotism accusations thrown in the mix. 2) Lately, I can’t get enough peaches, I put them in my oatmeal, my yogurt or just eat them on their own, so delicious!

  • Stephanie C July 16, 2010, 2:22 pm

    Tomatoes from the Farmers Market! So good this time of year.

  • Amisha July 16, 2010, 2:22 pm

    No way!! I could never work with my family. We are entirely too honest with each other so feelings always get hurt! Although I love my husband, I could never work with him either. He’s very Type A, and I prefer NOT to be micro-managed by other people. πŸ™‚

  • Trista July 16, 2010, 2:22 pm

    The best summer food I’m currently enjoying is definitely watermelon!

  • Theresa July 16, 2010, 2:22 pm

    I’m loving peaches right now!

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy July 16, 2010, 2:22 pm

    I would NEVER EVER ever EVER work with my family, even though I adore them!

    Oh gosh, can’t even imagine how I would be everyone b*tches πŸ˜€

  • Amy July 16, 2010, 2:22 pm

    My favorite summer food is definitely watermelon! There is seriously nothing better than a huge bite of juicy watermelon after a day in the sun.

  • Brittney July 16, 2010, 2:22 pm

    I never really thought about whether I could work with my fam or not because we’re actually all in pretty different fields: Hedge Fund, Guidance Counseling, HR, and Law Enforcement! I think it would be a mixed blessing if we did work together- sometimes it would be great, sometimes I would need a break from them!

  • Shannon July 16, 2010, 2:23 pm

    watermelon… and it would depend on the family member πŸ™‚

  • krista July 16, 2010, 2:23 pm

    I would love to work with family! That would mean living near them, which is really what i want.
    Krista

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday July 16, 2010, 2:23 pm

    I’d love to work with my family! We get along quite well.

  • Ashley S July 16, 2010, 2:24 pm

    I’m all over nectarines right now. Can you believe I never had one until a couple grocery visits ago? Holy moly I was missing out. SO much better than peaches IMO.

    • caitlin July 16, 2010, 7:50 pm

      really? they are so good!

  • Carolyn July 16, 2010, 2:24 pm

    Love fresh tomatoes

  • Jessica July 16, 2010, 2:24 pm

    I’m definitely enjoying lots of summer squash and zucchini right now! I can’t get enough of it!!! (there’s actually some in the over right now…yummmm :))

  • Christine July 16, 2010, 2:25 pm

    I adore my family but can certainly say they would drive me CRAZY to work with!

    My favorite summer food right now isn’t even a food, its fresh brewed, unsweetend iced tea with lemon and a squirt of agave. SO refreshing!

  • Katie P July 16, 2010, 2:25 pm

    I can’t get enough fresh cherries! There isn’t much that can beat fruit in the summer!

  • Cathy July 16, 2010, 2:25 pm

    My favorite summer food is fresh blueberries!

  • jenny July 16, 2010, 2:26 pm

    i’m currently loving berries πŸ™‚

  • Karla July 16, 2010, 2:26 pm

    I think I would go nuts working with my mom but I could probably work with my dad!
    I’m loving summer squash and blueberries!

  • Yasmin July 16, 2010, 2:26 pm

    Great meal! I used to work with my mom and it was a disaster. I didn’t like her bossing me around πŸ™‚ My favorite summer food right now is fresh berries!

  • Emma July 16, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I am loving fresh blueberries (in everything!)

  • Emily July 16, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I absolutely LOVE mixing fruit and feta. The flavors mix so well together. My moms makes a salad with mandarin oranges, sunflower seeds, feta, and a strawberry vinagrette. Seriously. Orgasmic!

    As far as working with family..I actually work with my grandfather. It started out as a high school job and I quickly learned the ropes..5 years later I am now a licensed insurance agent and all thanks to him. It’s a very interesting field but I LOVE it!

  • allison @ livingoneday July 16, 2010, 2:28 pm

    ooh lala that sounds great! i would definitely work with my family. i thought it might drive me nuts, but if i end up going the acupuncture route, i would in fact be working at my dads wellness center. so we shall see!!

  • NySoonerGirl July 16, 2010, 2:28 pm

    The best summer food would have to be blueberries! I can’t get enough!

  • Lacey Q July 16, 2010, 2:28 pm

    Absolutely not! I could NEVER work with my family πŸ™‚

  • Kelly July 16, 2010, 2:28 pm

    At one point, my husband and I both worked from home in our small apartment.. Even being in separate rooms and not working on the same things was irritating! lol So, no thanks πŸ™‚

  • Jess July 16, 2010, 2:29 pm

    These days I’ve been eating a simple arugula salad with blueberries, tomatoes, feta and lemon juice. soooo good!

  • giordin July 16, 2010, 2:29 pm

    right now i love the combination of strawberries and basil…both yummy summer items and they taste delicious together!

  • Dione July 16, 2010, 2:29 pm

    Cherries and blueberries! I try to eat them every meal when in season. YUM!

  • Cellabella July 16, 2010, 2:29 pm

    I’m enjoying a tie between cold slices of watermelon and cubes of ripe mango. I can never have enough of either one in the summer!

  • Jes July 16, 2010, 2:30 pm

    I have worked with my mom (for 6 years), brother, and 2 sisters before… I would probably do it again in a heartbeat too… My mom owns a few Subways so that was naturally all of our first jobs… I actually liked working with them because (almost) all of our work ethics are the same. =) I also learned a lot by working for my mom that i dont think i would have for someone else.

  • Amber July 16, 2010, 2:30 pm

    β€’What’s the best summer food you’re currently enjoying?

    Hands down: fresh fruit. I love picking our own fruits (and veggies, too) and adding them to snacks, salads, and just eating them all mixed in a bowl together. My 1 & 5 year olds love fruit too!

  • Christina July 16, 2010, 2:30 pm

    I LOVE SUMMER PRODUCE! berries, tomato, basil, watermelon – love.it.all!

  • lisa July 16, 2010, 2:31 pm

    I worked with my sister for a little and I loved it!

  • Tiffany July 16, 2010, 2:32 pm

    I am loving watermelon as a snack and tomatoes with basil. Yum!

  • Tammy July 16, 2010, 2:32 pm

    yes, I would work with my family. In fact, I currently work with my husband. We work in the same building and have a 1 1/2 hour commute (each way) every day. We have been working together for over 3 years and haven’t gotten into any arguements! It’s been a blessing to be able to spend the time I have with my sweetheart.

  • Bree July 16, 2010, 2:32 pm

    White gazpacho– grapes, almonds, and cucumbers. So tasty!

  • maren July 16, 2010, 2:33 pm

    watermelon is great! plain, with salt, with avocado, in a smoothie. anything really!

  • Allison July 16, 2010, 2:33 pm

    Watermelon is my current favorite summer food! I thought I didn’t like it much for a while, but I had awesome watermelon in Michigan over July 4 weekend.

  • Heather @ (The Single Dish) July 16, 2010, 2:33 pm

    Any kind of berries this summer are an excellent snack!

  • Shelby July 16, 2010, 2:33 pm

    Fresh, ripe, local, organic peaches!

  • Alison July 16, 2010, 2:33 pm

    My favorite summer food right now is strawberry shortcake (as a treat, of course!). So fresh and light!

  • Sammi July 16, 2010, 2:34 pm

    I am currently obsessed with protein ice cream and pita with cucumber, hummus, and feta! Although it is basically summer all year long in FL lol

  • Jenn July 16, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Given that I’m single and most of my family drives me nuts I’ll say No, I could never work with most of them. I might be able to work with my sister in law but not my brother. πŸ˜‰

  • katie hery July 16, 2010, 2:34 pm

    my mom and dad work together and live together. i dont know how they do it because i think i would need time alone from my significant other but if i worked with my sister or mom/dad i think that would be OK because they are blood related family. and i never get to see my sister since i live on the west side and she on east side so it would be cool to see her more.

  • Jenny July 16, 2010, 2:34 pm

    My favorite summer food are heirloom tomatoes, but to be honest they haven’t been that good this year. I’ve really enjoyed the sweet corn. I love it raw in a salad, grilled, in a salasa with black beans and avocado. Yum!

  • Carolyn July 16, 2010, 2:35 pm

    It would drive me crazy to work with my family. We are closer than ever now that I live a four-hour drive away πŸ™‚

  • Sheri July 16, 2010, 2:35 pm

    The only member of my family I could work with would be my sister. We’ve always talked about opening a restaurant/bar together and I know one day we will do it!

  • Lindsay July 16, 2010, 2:36 pm

    Hmmm…best summer food would have to be cherries! Love them in greek yogurt or just plain.

  • Kismet July 16, 2010, 2:36 pm

    I’m loving berries right now! Going to pick local, sustainably farmed blueberries tomorrow. YUM!

  • mary & christina (sisters running the kitchen) July 16, 2010, 2:37 pm

    I would love to work with my family.

    -That honeydew & feta salad looks great. I bet watermelon would be awesome with feta as well!

  • lizz July 16, 2010, 2:37 pm

    i’m LOVING fresh peaches this summer- they are so juicy and refreshing– i could/do eat several a day!

  • Jennifer July 16, 2010, 2:37 pm

    I can answer both!

    1. I used to work FOR my husband at his office. Notice I said used to… I totally love him but I did not like him as my “boss”.

    2. Blueberries. We go through tons of them. Luckily we live near a U Pick blueberry farm (but I usually just buy the already picked ones. It’s just too hot to do it myself).

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 16, 2010, 2:39 pm

    Fresh apricots!!! I had never tried it before this summer and by golly now I know why the dried fruit version is so tasty.

  • Michelle July 16, 2010, 2:40 pm

    OMG. All the crazy delicious summer fruit is totally my favorite!! I can’t stop eating blueberries!

  • Michele July 16, 2010, 2:40 pm

    I’d be willing to work with family… but not necessarily for family. If we were partners, it would be good.

  • Lee July 16, 2010, 2:40 pm

    I think it would drive me crazy!

    Cherries!

  • Sarah for Real July 16, 2010, 2:40 pm

    I do sometimes work with my husband… just a little bit. It doesn’t drive me crazy because we each have our different strengths.

    The key is having absolutely no clue how to do the other person’s job so there’s no way to be critical πŸ˜€

  • Jordan July 16, 2010, 2:40 pm

    1. My family owns a construction company in Wilmington, I don’t work for it but I wouldn’t mind one bit if I did πŸ™‚

    2. My husband and I love fresh cucumbers soaked overnight in apple cider vinegar.

  • Katherine July 16, 2010, 2:40 pm

    I would never be able to work with my family. I can only handle them in moderation from across the country but more power to those that can!

  • Ali July 16, 2010, 2:40 pm

    I’ve worked with all but one of siblings. 4 out of five of us children have at some point worked at Outback Steakhouse. I worked with my oldest sister for 1 year, my oldest brother for 6 months, and my other older brother for a summer. We all worked together at the same store for 1 day. We love each other and most of the time we worked really well together, but there were days that did not go so well πŸ™‚

  • Leanne July 16, 2010, 2:40 pm

    blueberries!!

  • Jess July 16, 2010, 2:41 pm

    That prize pack is pretty awesome. I don’t think I could ever work with my family. I like to keep my family and friend life really separate from my work life. Blurring the two would probably cause all kinds of problems.

  • LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils July 16, 2010, 2:42 pm

    Um, I HAVE worked for my family and it DID drive me crazy. My Dad owns his own practice too and I did reception/insurance. When people ask what was the worst job you ever had, that was it.

    But my bf and I have talked about working together in the future and I could see it happening. Having grown up with parents who worked together to build a practice, I’m well aware of the positives/negatives associated with it.

  • Renee July 16, 2010, 2:42 pm

    I would love to open a spa and restaurant with my mom- I think we make a great team:)

    as for summer foods…can’t get enough cherries!

  • Ilene July 16, 2010, 2:42 pm

    I think it’d be awesome to work with my family! True bonding πŸ™‚

  • Astrid July 16, 2010, 2:42 pm

    I have fallen in love with corn this summer. So delicious!

  • Sarah July 16, 2010, 2:42 pm

    Fresh cherries, berries and peaches!

  • Karen @ Not Just Celery July 16, 2010, 2:42 pm

    Fresh corn on the cob has been my favorite summer food this year! I had some great stuff in FL but haven’t had much luck finding as good quality in NYC…until Whole Foods last weekend. I wish I had bought more than 1 ear…now I know for next week though!

  • Bethany Herrington July 16, 2010, 2:43 pm

    Blueberries from my backyard. I planted a few bushes a couple of years ago and it’s taken them a while to really start producing but every 2 or 3 days I go out there and collect about a cup. I LOVE it.

  • Emily @ For Sweets Sake July 16, 2010, 2:43 pm

    One Christmas my 4 brothers and I put together a foosball table. There was blood and many bruises involved. That was the last time my parents got us a put-it-together-yourself present. Love those boys, but we should never ever work together. All 5 of us would not make it out alive, I’m sure of it. πŸ™‚

  • Sarah July 16, 2010, 2:44 pm

    I used to think that my husband and I would drive each other crazy if we worked together, but now that I’ve finished school and started working I realized just how little we see each other when we are both working full time – I hate it! I would love to be able to work with him.

  • Jean July 16, 2010, 2:45 pm

    Best summer food is pineapple! sooo refreshing and sweet on a hot day.

  • Avery July 16, 2010, 2:45 pm

    PEACHES! I’m currently on vacation in Florida. I’ve come to the conclusion that eating peaches in Florida just seem tastier than peaches at home. Go figure! πŸ™‚

  • Dee July 16, 2010, 2:45 pm

    For contest: Best summer food for me is definitely CHERRIES. Yum!

  • Chelsea H. July 16, 2010, 2:45 pm

    I LOVE fresh cherries! I cannot get enough of them during the hot summer months! I bough a 2.5 lb bag this week and I’m almost 1/2 way done with it.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman July 16, 2010, 2:46 pm

    No, I think family and work are best left alone. Way far away!

    As for summer food, nothing beats fresh peaches!

  • Karla July 16, 2010, 2:46 pm

    I would love to be in the wedding planning business with my sister!

  • Kim July 16, 2010, 2:47 pm

    It drives me crazy at times working with family,
    but I love the relaxed atmosphere and flexibility
    my job offers at times.

  • Meg July 16, 2010, 2:47 pm

    Cherries!! In fact, I just remembered that I have some chilling in my fridge… πŸ™‚

  • ActiveEggplant July 16, 2010, 2:47 pm

    I would work with my sister for sure and maybe my husband. But that’s it. Anyone else in my family would drive me NUTS! (We actually have a pipe dream of opening our own cycling shop with a twist someday.)

    I never would have thought to pair melon with cheese and nuts/seeds. What do you think the feta/sunflower seeds would be good with cantaloupe? (Not a fan of honeydew).

  • Nicole July 16, 2010, 2:48 pm

    I’m loving the fresh fruit as well. I’m currently in love with berries- strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, I love them all!

  • Leslie July 16, 2010, 2:48 pm

    I love zucchini!! My parents grow it in their garden so we always have a ton of fresh squash. Great for zucchini bread, zuchinni soup, zucchini pasta, stir-fried zucchini, grilled zucchini….ect ect ect.

  • Kelly July 16, 2010, 2:48 pm

    I would love to work with my family, we live apart and that would mean we were together more!

    Right now I’m enjoying the fruits of my labor in my first ever garden! My thumb isn’t as black as I thought!

  • jess July 16, 2010, 2:48 pm

    hey! i would work for my family…if it was something i loved doing. my family is made up of a lot of teachers, which i followed! however, my dad technically owns a “family business”, which he and his dad founded, but my brother has no motivation/desire to follow it, nor is my dad really interested in passing it down! πŸ™‚ weird, right?

  • Jessica July 16, 2010, 2:48 pm

    The summer food that I can’t get enough of is watermelon! So refreshing and cool! I love it!

  • Jess July 16, 2010, 2:49 pm

    I am loving the summertime berries! My favorites are strawberries and raspberries. I think I’ll put up a batch of jam this weekend so I can enjoy through the winter.

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please July 16, 2010, 2:49 pm

    I’ve always thought it would be fun to go into business with my mom. I don’t know if I would want to work with her EVERY day though!

  • Marci July 16, 2010, 2:49 pm

    Summer tomatoes in variety of colors, cherries!

  • mama July 16, 2010, 2:50 pm

    i am really loving fresh blueberries!!

  • Amy July 16, 2010, 2:50 pm

    blueberries and cherries

  • Lucy July 16, 2010, 2:50 pm

    Definitely fresh raspberries

  • Alicia July 16, 2010, 2:51 pm

    Fresh, in season fruit is the best!

  • Catherine July 16, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I love my family, but I’m not sure we could work together haha.
    I am currently really loving the tomatoes. mmmm tomatoes.

  • Victoria July 16, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I worked with my mother for about 2 weeks and it drove US both crazy!! LOL

    • caitlin July 16, 2010, 7:49 pm

      hahah just two weeks?!

  • Lauren July 16, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I think my family would work well together, and the only downside is if we were in confined spaces for long periods of time, we might run out of things to talk about. We all believe honesty is the best policy and we would all have the same vested interest in getting the job done at the end of the day. A lot of times in corporate environments when things go wrong, people try to play the blame game and waste a lot of energy covering their butts.

    I’m loving my cherry tomatoes that just started ripening! Caitlin, I killed a bamboo plant! Bamboo grows in ROCKS and can go for days without attention! And I somehow killed it. So the fact that I can enjoy a fruit I cultivated on my own leaves me ELATED!

  • ashleigh July 16, 2010, 2:52 pm

    right now i am loving cherries!

  • Christie July 16, 2010, 2:53 pm

    watermelon!!! I’ve had it twice already today, both times at my desk at work… quite a few of my papers are stained with watermelon juice, but it’s totally worth it!

  • Marisa July 16, 2010, 2:53 pm

    To be honest….anything with tomatoes and basil. πŸ™‚ And I am pretty sure that I could work with my family.

  • Rob Runs (Slowly) July 16, 2010, 2:53 pm

    My husband and I work at the same company, but not together. THAT would drive me nuts, but now it’s nice to have lunch together (with other coworkers) almost every day. It’s really the most time we spend together since we work so much.

  • Nancy July 16, 2010, 2:54 pm

    The best summer foods are berries! I love all berries especially fresh from the garden – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances July 16, 2010, 2:54 pm

    Congrats on a speedy run! πŸ™‚ And your lunch looks so good! I am all about any kind of melon, especially cantaloupe.

    I don’t think I could work with my family – I am WAY too much like my dad, and we would certainly clash. Ha.

  • Shellybean July 16, 2010, 2:54 pm

    Figs! When my grandmother got old, my parents moved her from her hometown to where they were living. They also moved cuttings of her beloved fig tree with her. Unfortunately my grandmother has since passed away, but this was the first year that her fig tree made fruit in its new home. I picked a giant bucket full of figs last weekend and I’ve been devouring them all week!

  • Kerrie July 16, 2010, 2:54 pm

    I’m addicted to watermelon this summer!

  • Christy July 16, 2010, 2:55 pm

    I would love to work with my family! And I am currently enjoying endless amounts of peaches from my dad’s tree. Yum!

  • Maureen July 16, 2010, 2:56 pm

    Best summer food = peaches. They are EXCELLENT right now!

  • Kellie July 16, 2010, 2:56 pm

    Fresh peaches. So sweet and summery!

  • Jessica July 16, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I am currently eating a yummy feta, homegrown tomato, pepper and black bean quinoa salad. The feta totally makes it.

    I would love to work with family. My sisters (I have three) talk all the time about going into our own business together.

  • Sami July 16, 2010, 2:57 pm

    I think I could work with my Mom but doubtfully work with my Dad! Sisters are a toss up πŸ™‚

  • Katie July 16, 2010, 2:57 pm

    I’m currently enjoying a lot of fresh berries and peaches. I’ll miss them when summer’s over!

  • sarah July 16, 2010, 2:58 pm

    I’m loving fresh tomatoes these days, on sandwiches or in yummy caprese salads!

  • Danielle July 16, 2010, 2:58 pm

    WATERMELON!! Eating it each night after dinner…can’t get enough!

  • Rachel July 16, 2010, 2:59 pm

    I’ve actually worked with both my parents – with my dad one summer at the restaurant he owned (he cooked, I washed dishes) and with my mom for many years at a store selling sheet music. It was fine! I’d like to work with my parents now – they’re retired, so “work” is reading lots of books!

  • Allie July 16, 2010, 2:59 pm

    i love in season tomatoes!! perfect in the summer.

  • Melodie July 16, 2010, 2:59 pm

    I could work with my husband, but that would be it as far as family goes!

    I am loving my tomatoes I am growing in my back yard and cherries from Kroger πŸ™‚

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health July 16, 2010, 2:59 pm

    I currently do work for the family business. Although it has it’s perks (dad being the boss = so much flexibility), I’m currently looking for another job. I want to see what working in the “real world” is like, and, well…every once in a while some family drama slips in there :/

    My favorite summer food right now is CHERRIES! I munch on at least a dozen a day.

  • Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc July 16, 2010, 3:00 pm

    I’m loving fresh NC peaches, blueberries, and blackberries right now and looking forward to figs in a few weeks.

  • Megan July 16, 2010, 3:00 pm

    my favorite summer food- HONEYDEW!! My mouth is watering just looking at yours.

  • Lea July 16, 2010, 3:01 pm

    I have not worked with a family member yet but I think that if there’s an opportunity to do it, I would jump at the chance. I have worked with a really good friend of mine, she referred me to the job and I became her boss. She also trained me. It was a weird situation at first since I was the boss during the day and then we also lived together as roomies so hung out with each other after work too. We made it work and I think it was a successful boss/friend relationship.

    I’m loving the peaches that are in season right now. I usually have them for snacks in the afternoon with yogurt and granola.

  • Stephanie Clement July 16, 2010, 3:01 pm

    ASPARAGUS!! My favorite veggie!!! It is SO versatile….i love to roast and grill a whole bunch and add some lemon juice and either Parmesan or FETA! Leftovers make fantastic omelets or salads.

  • Laurie July 16, 2010, 3:02 pm

    Blueberries and blackberries! Yum! As for working with family, we would probably kill each other! lol! πŸ™‚

  • Corinne (breathe and savor) July 16, 2010, 3:02 pm

    Actually, I plan on entering into business with my boyfriend in the very near future! I know there will be times when I am tempted to hurt him (ha!) but I also know we work well together, so it will all be ok. Communication is KEY πŸ™‚

  • Hannah July 16, 2010, 3:02 pm

    I already work with a “family” member–my wonderful husband! We teach at the same high school and it is awesome to see the love of my life all day every day.

  • Amanda (modernation) July 16, 2010, 3:03 pm

    I work with Aaron for the catering company and sometimes I go crazy. If I worked with blood relatives I would go even more crazy. My dad and brother work together and it seems to work great, but boys are different. The best summer food I am eating is fresh basil! I put it on and in everything!

  • eliza July 16, 2010, 3:03 pm

    Well I am from Maine, so right now I am enjoying all the fresh and local seafood! LOBSTER =)

  • Amanda July 16, 2010, 3:03 pm

    I would love to work with my family AND I think we’d drive each other crazy. Crazy gets a bad rap, but personally I don’t see anything wrong with it πŸ™‚

  • Katie B. July 16, 2010, 3:03 pm

    I’ve worked for the family business for almost 10 years now…sometimes I want to pull my hair out…but most of the time it’s really rewarding! πŸ™‚

  • Kara July 16, 2010, 3:04 pm

    I don’t know if I could work with my family. I think the time away is helpful-plus you have more to talk about!

    Favorite summer food is any berry!

  • Amy B @ Second City Randomness July 16, 2010, 3:04 pm

    I honestly don’t think I could work with family. We’re a group of stubborn people… I think the friction would be a little too much for a productive working environment (as much as I love them!)

  • Stina @ Girl Can July 16, 2010, 3:04 pm

    There is no way I could work that closely with my family. After spending an entire weekend with him and my brother installing the laminate flooring in my condo, I pretty much ran screaming from my own house.

    I MIGHT be able to work with my mom, but I still doubt it. i think we’re all a little bit too “control freak” for it to ever work.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit July 16, 2010, 3:04 pm

    Best summer food- freshly picked raspberries! And gin + tonics πŸ™‚

  • Jen July 16, 2010, 3:04 pm

    My favorite summer food at the moment is a salad made from diced cucumber, tomato, and thin sliced strawberries, with local herbed goat cheese and a little bit of balsamic vinegar. I came up with it a couple of weeks ago and everyone who has tried it has raved about it! =D

  • RhodeyGirl July 16, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I am obviously not entering the giveaway, but I can’t help but comment on your question! It is so rare that I can relate to people who work with their families πŸ™‚

    I LOVE working with my family, and I also hate it. There is a lot of pressure in knowing that if I don’t do my job well that week, we won’t make money that supports my family (and many of us at that). It is hard to work for my dad who doesn’t want to give up control a lot of the time, yet isn’t in the office as much as he used to be. It is fun to all be together when we have fun projects going on or around holidays. Flexibility in time is great and easy for me, but family holidays can never happen since someone has to be in the office.

    My husband and I are opening a company soon, and I wonder if my feelings will change.

  • Coco July 16, 2010, 3:05 pm

    It depends which family member. I could work with my brother, but I think that’s about it. Definitely not my boyfriend, even though he’s not technically family. I love him but working together would just be overload!

  • Karen July 16, 2010, 3:06 pm

    I love my family but I’m certain I couldn’t work on a daily basis with any of them. In my case, absence makes the heart grow fonder!

  • Karen July 16, 2010, 3:07 pm

    BLACKBERRIES!!!! nuff said : )

  • Amanda @ Vegacious July 16, 2010, 3:07 pm

    My favorite food has to be fresh basil and tomatoes from the garden!!! I can’t get enough!

  • Patricia July 16, 2010, 3:08 pm

    I could work with my sister. But my mum… not so much.

  • Holly July 16, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Cucumber salad with FETA!!

  • Jenn July 16, 2010, 3:10 pm

    My fave summer food of the moment is fresh pineapple. I’ve been loving this juicy treat for a few weeks now!

  • Carly July 16, 2010, 3:10 pm

    I would go crazy if I worked with my family! lol

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) July 16, 2010, 3:11 pm

    I chose to work with Hunni as my partner in ministry and he drives me nuts some days and is wonderful others. As for my not by marriage family I would quit after day one. I love them but holidays and family dinners are enough.

  • Lizzy July 16, 2010, 3:11 pm

    my favorite summer food or snack has been watermelon with feta. soo soooooo good. sweet and salty! just like your salad combo with the honey dew!

  • amber July 16, 2010, 3:12 pm

    I would love to work with my family! Since I always complain that I don’t get to spend enough time with them

  • Heather July 16, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Best summer food (could actually be done year round, but….) grilling veggies outside! Grilled corn on the cob! Or just being able to enjoy eating any food on the pation w/a cold beverage!

  • beth July 16, 2010, 3:12 pm

    I love buying the fresh pasta from the refridgerated section of the grocers(tortellini) and boiling that then tossing with feta, cherry tomatoes, spinach and itlaian dressing. A perfect summer side dish that doesnt spoil easily.

  • Julie @SavvyEats July 16, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Zucchini! Which is good, because I have a TON of them from the garden πŸ™‚

    And frozen cherries. We picked some a few weeks ago, and i froze most of them for a refreshing cold treat!

  • Amanda July 16, 2010, 3:13 pm

    Sweet Corn!

  • MaryZ July 16, 2010, 3:14 pm

    I can’t get enough berries anc cucumbers…not together:)

  • Sarah July 16, 2010, 3:14 pm

    I’m loving fresh beets and of course, juicy peaches!!

  • Paige July 16, 2010, 3:15 pm

    I actually worked with my family for a number of years…it certainly has its ups and downs πŸ™‚

  • Alexa July 16, 2010, 3:15 pm

    The best summer food I’m currently enjoying is strawberries, I can’t get enough of them. I love that in the Midwest you can find fresh, cheap, delicious and sweet strawberries everywhere. YUM!

  • Corinne July 16, 2010, 3:15 pm

    I’ve been working for my dad for a while now. It does drive me crazy at times!!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete July 16, 2010, 3:16 pm

    I would love to work with my family, but they are the typical overbearing hispanic family. It would be great in cycles. We would fight with each other, love each other 10 minutes later, then get in another fight. Over and over again. This is fine for a couple of weeks, but long term, I don’t think so!! haha

  • Katharine July 16, 2010, 3:17 pm

    I am loving all of the fresh fruits and veggies this summer…especially the veggies from my garden.

  • Chelsea @ Run the Line July 16, 2010, 3:18 pm

    How can I pick one food? How about a food group? This summer, I am loving all of the fresh fruit. Mmm, berries, watermelon, peaches, nectarines…!

  • Jeanna Basnett July 16, 2010, 3:19 pm

    Best summer foods hands down are the fresh tomatoes!!

  • Stephanie July 16, 2010, 3:19 pm

    Iced tea with fresh mint! And freshly picked strawberries and blueberries.

    • caitlin July 16, 2010, 7:48 pm

      I need to make ice tea with mint!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story July 16, 2010, 3:19 pm

    I could not work with my family members. God love them and I know I do, and we have remodeled a few houses together from time to time, but day in and day out. No way. πŸ™‚

  • jen July 16, 2010, 3:20 pm

    best summer food nectarines!!!

  • Mgan July 16, 2010, 3:20 pm

    I actually already work with family. I have been working in the same office as my mother-in-law for the last two years. It can definitely be challenging at times, but we always try to remember to separate work life from home life. I think the key to making it work is to separate the two aspects of your relationship.

  • Nanette Mills July 16, 2010, 3:20 pm

    Strawberries! I love to put them with Greek yogurt and in my home made stuffed french toast.

  • Megan G July 16, 2010, 3:21 pm

    FETA MAKES IT BETTA! (hehe)

    My favorite summer treat is frozen grapes. If you freeze them on toothpicks they’re like mini popsicles! YUM.

  • Becca July 16, 2010, 3:22 pm

    I’m loving the strawberries this summer

  • Megan July 16, 2010, 3:22 pm

    For some reason you can make a sandwich look better than I can anyday.. ughhhh

    Feta in my regular old salad!! EVERYDAY! hehe

  • Jamie July 16, 2010, 3:23 pm

    I’m really into watermelon this summer! Nice and cold out of the fridge is the best way πŸ™‚

  • Andrea B. July 16, 2010, 3:23 pm

    I would love to work with my family. I feel like its the best of both worlds.

    I am also loving watermelon right now. πŸ™‚

  • Emily July 16, 2010, 3:23 pm

    I have worked with a family member, my mother. It was stressful, at times, but it did make me appreciate the stres that was involved with her job and day to day tasks. As for fruit, fresh peaches!

  • Jamie in Arkansas July 16, 2010, 3:25 pm

    OKRA is my FAVORITE summer food. I love it so much I end up frying batches of it and freezing it to eat all year round. YUMMO! πŸ™‚

  • Tiffinie July 16, 2010, 3:25 pm

    I actually almost worked FOR my husband in my last job…..and there was a company policy against that – so luckily I was laid off! But I do think that it would not work with our personalities to work together!! Maybe another family member would be better…… πŸ™‚

    And I am loving watermelon! It is the best, refreshing fruit for the summer hands down!!!

  • Rae July 16, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Now that depends on the family member….I could work with my dad or most of my cousins or in laws…but i would kill my mom or my mother in law πŸ˜›

  • Alicia at Poise in Parma July 16, 2010, 3:26 pm

    My mom used to run a catering business, so I worked with my family every single Friday and Saturday night growing up. We had a blast, but drove each other crazy too!

  • Amy July 16, 2010, 3:26 pm

    I would love to work with my family- but I don’t want to be a doctor like they all are!

  • Lindsey July 16, 2010, 3:26 pm

    My favorite summer food is WATERMELON!! I love it, and can’t get enough.

  • Regina July 16, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Watermelon and corn on the cob!!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin July 16, 2010, 3:27 pm

    I am loving watermelon lately. I wish I was young enough to still get away with watermelon seed spitting contests though! πŸ™‚

  • Julia July 16, 2010, 3:29 pm

    Peaches!!! One day last week I actually had 1 with each meal. That’s 3 peaches in 1 day. Oops! πŸ™‚

  • Cookie July 16, 2010, 3:31 pm

    WATERMELON!!!!!!! I CAN’T GET ENOUGH!
    I hate an entire watermelon last night..whoopsies!

  • Rachel July 16, 2010, 3:31 pm

    My favorite lately has been pasta salad in particular a greek-type blend with pasta, feta, peppers, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, seasoning, and oil and vinegar! So Good, easy and cheap! You can add in some chicken (or tofu) to get in some protein too!

  • Lori K. July 16, 2010, 3:32 pm

    The best summer food that I am currently enjoying is…fruit, all fruit. But if I have to narrow it down, it would have to be peaches. I LOVE peaches!

  • Liz July 16, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Best summer food = Watermelon! It is the perfect summer sweetness right now! Love it!

  • Sarah July 16, 2010, 3:35 pm

    I am LOVING snap peas fresh from the garden this summer! They’re so cool & refreshing. I can’t get enough.

  • Leslie July 16, 2010, 3:35 pm

    Summer food = watermelon, all the way.

  • Sarah July 16, 2010, 3:37 pm

    Avocado for sure! I am putting it on EVERYTHING!

  • Stephanie July 16, 2010, 3:37 pm

    LOVE summer fruits!! Berries, cherries, peaches and watermelon. <3

  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 16, 2010, 3:38 pm

    Good run and good lunch! Never would have thought of putting melon and feta together but now I think about it I bet it’s good! I love my family but I’m not sure if we would just drive each other mad if we worked together!

  • Tara July 16, 2010, 3:38 pm

    My favorite summer foods are local blueberries and local corn. The blueberries where I live are sooo good this year!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 16, 2010, 3:38 pm

    My dad is a very smart man, but it would be so difficult to work with him. We spend enough time together trapped in our cabin so I’d rather do my own thing.

  • Vanessa July 16, 2010, 3:39 pm

    My favorite summer foods right now are definitely fresh pineapple, cantaloupe, and watermelon. I’m loving incorporating the fruit into savory salads as well.

  • Katie July 16, 2010, 3:40 pm

    I’ve been going crazy for all kinds of fresh summer fruit! I’m constantly going back to the farmers market to stock up again! I’ve also been loving this really simple version of bruschetta…slice and toasted baguette with extra virgin olive oil, and topped with little bit of ricotta and fresh tomato and basil, its so simple with little prep, but its perfect for summer nights!

  • Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt July 16, 2010, 3:41 pm

    I’m loving all of my homegrown tomatoes! MMmmmmm…..

  • Jackie W. July 16, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Watermelon for me!

  • Ellen @FirednFabulous July 16, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I could totally work with my sister. We have that creepy-close kind of relationship where we pretty much never get sick of each other! But yeah…as much as I love my fam, I don’t think there’s anyone else I’d like to spend that much time with!

  • Beth July 16, 2010, 3:46 pm

    When it gets as hot as it is here (DC) I crave foods that cool me down. I love cucumber salad with red onion, feta, and a ligth oil and vinegar dressing. My grandmother always made this salad down the shore in the summer so it takes me back to the seashore and is tart, cool,and refreshing.

  • Heather July 16, 2010, 3:47 pm

    I’m loving watermelon right now, always so tasty and refreshing in the summer.

    As for working with the fam, I think I’d take a pass. As much as I love ’em, I feel like we’d drive each other nuts.

  • jen trinque @ recipes for creativity July 16, 2010, 3:47 pm

    Southern Peaches, mmmm, mmm, mmmm!!!

  • Beth July 16, 2010, 3:47 pm

    My dream is to co-own with my mom a coffee shop with organic/vegetarian breakfast items downtown. My mom and I have so many memories over coffee and baking dates! We are going to be trying our baking business in the fall at our local farmer’s market, but the ultimate would be to have our own place some day:)

  • Joy July 16, 2010, 3:47 pm

    I love fresh summer tomatoes. and strawberries. and peaches. and corn on the cob. pretty much all summer produce!

  • amy July 16, 2010, 3:48 pm

    Trader Joe’s Coffee & Latte & Cream push up bars…so delish!

  • Jessica July 16, 2010, 3:48 pm

    I think I would go crazy if I worked with my family, especially my mom. I think if it were my husband it would depend what kind of job- if it was some part time gig, then it might be fun, but if our livelihoods depended on it, probably not. I think I would drive my husband crazy more so than him driving me crazy though!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing July 16, 2010, 3:48 pm

    The BEST summer food is Farmers Market tomatoes! Yum.

  • Laura July 16, 2010, 3:50 pm

    I’m on a huge cherry kick right now. I live in the cherry capitol so they’re everywhere. I love it!

  • Kristy July 16, 2010, 3:50 pm

    Grilled Corn with the husk left on while cooking. Umm – Yum!

  • tanya July 16, 2010, 3:51 pm

    I like peaches and to work with my family would be great.

  • Janet July 16, 2010, 3:51 pm

    I am LOVING all the bluberries right now! They are sooo delish!

  • Cait July 16, 2010, 3:51 pm

    the best summer food I am currently enjoying is WATERMELON!!! I swear I have eaten my weight in watermelon in these past few weeks…SO GOOD!

  • Charlene D. July 16, 2010, 3:52 pm

    The best summer food is whatever I can find at the local farmers’ market!! πŸ™‚ I am particularly loving heirloom tomatoes — and to think I detested raw tomatoes until 2 years ago!

  • Mary Beth July 16, 2010, 3:52 pm

    I could work with only part of my family, ha – preferences much?

  • Kara M. July 16, 2010, 3:52 pm

    Summer food I’m enjoying right now is watermelon…and of course all of the berries πŸ˜‰

  • shannon @ before sunrise July 16, 2010, 3:54 pm

    I’m loving the organic peaches and blueberries this summer – yum!

  • Jess July 16, 2010, 3:55 pm

    I’ve been really into blueberries! They’re sweet and refreshing. That and “everything but the kitchen sink” salads!

  • a July 16, 2010, 3:55 pm

    The best summer food I’m enjoying is probably pasta prima vera

  • eri July 16, 2010, 3:58 pm

    i currently work at my parent’s company, and YES it drives me crazy at times. it has its perks though…

  • Erin July 16, 2010, 3:58 pm

    my garden is currently producing a huge crop of squash, zucchini, cucumber, and tomatoes, so I’m eating those like it’s my job. nothing like fresh produce from your own garden!

  • Callie July 16, 2010, 4:01 pm

    SALSA! One of the best summer foods. Spicy salsa, fruit salsa, chunky salsa…the list goes on!

  • Lynna July 16, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Tomato and mayo sandwiches, tomato, mozzarella, basil salad, sliced fresh tomatoes with salt and pepper and a sprinkle of parmesan…are we sensing a theme here?

  • Erica July 16, 2010, 4:01 pm

    I’ve been making eggplant lasagna with all the summer veggies… it has become a staple over the last few months!

  • Allison B July 16, 2010, 4:01 pm

    I am LOVING blueberries, strawberries and banana in my Kashi cereal these hot summer mornings! Fruit is so cheap in Central Illinois right now…too bad it is not like this year round. And as always, a green monster – with a bunch of ice cubes and a banana – after those hot, before work morning runs!

  • Lizbeth July 16, 2010, 4:02 pm

    I’d love to work with my sister the artist as her business manager, but she says I’d drive her crazy;). As for summer fruit, cherries are always my fave!

  • Marcie July 16, 2010, 4:03 pm

    Love fresh blueberries

  • Billie July 16, 2010, 4:04 pm

    Nothing like eggplant from the garden

  • Camille July 16, 2010, 4:04 pm

    This summer I am eating toooons of fruit! I just had it through about 8 plums in 3 days. So good though!

  • Beth July 16, 2010, 4:04 pm

    I’m into mangos and bananas right now…so cheap!

  • Emily H July 16, 2010, 4:04 pm

    I love my family, but I’m not sure we’d all make it out alive…lol

  • Gina G July 16, 2010, 4:04 pm

    my family actually all does work together! πŸ™‚

  • Bianka July 16, 2010, 4:07 pm

    I’m loving cherries! I should really take them out of the huge bag they come in because I just pop them in my mouth until my tummy starts to hurt lol

  • Jenn July 16, 2010, 4:09 pm

    Nectarines are my thing right now.

  • Keri July 16, 2010, 4:09 pm

    Oooh Lifetime fitness is my gym! My fave summer food is probably avocado or fresh berries πŸ™‚

  • Janelle July 16, 2010, 4:09 pm

    Blueberries. Love ’em.
    And my husband works for my parents – most of the time it works out, but there are definitely tense moments.

  • Maggie July 16, 2010, 4:11 pm

    I am currently loving watermelon. And sweet corn (with lime and chili pepper – divine!) And cherries. And …

  • Paige July 16, 2010, 4:12 pm

    The summer treat that I am enjoying is Corona Lite with lime. The lime makes it count as food, right? πŸ™‚

    • caitlin July 16, 2010, 7:47 pm

      yes it does!

  • Megan July 16, 2010, 4:13 pm

    I could work with my mom since we are in the same field of nursing, but I think most hospitals look down on mother/daughters working in the same unit.

    My favorite summertime sandwich- BLT without the L, add an A and C. πŸ™‚ BLT with avocado and cheddar. πŸ™‚ I actually love this anytime but it’s so much better with fresh veggies!

  • elissa July 16, 2010, 4:14 pm

    Every summer I look forward to watermelon….I love it! A whole one doesn’t last too long in the fridge. πŸ™‚

  • Katie July 16, 2010, 4:15 pm

    It’s funny, because one of my jobs is actually at my mom’s office. Luckily, we don’t drive each other crazy while we’re there, but at home is a different story haha.

    My favorite summer food right now is asparagus.I seriously cannot get enough of it.

  • Nikee July 16, 2010, 4:16 pm

    My favorite summertime food that I am currently enjoying is grilled fresh corn on the cob with lemon, salt and red chili powder! yum πŸ™‚

  • Marie D July 16, 2010, 4:17 pm

    What’s the best summer food you’re currently enjoying?

    Peaches πŸ™‚

  • Rachael July 16, 2010, 4:17 pm

    I’m loving corn on the cob (and sometimes cut off of it) and strawberries right now!

  • Crystal July 16, 2010, 4:17 pm

    Right now I’m loving the Iowa sweet corn. It’ll be better in 3 weeks, but it’s still so good.

  • Kathryn July 16, 2010, 4:18 pm

    I love any summer fruit but especially berries!!!

    In response to your work question, I dont think I could work with my family long-term. Could do it for a short time but not as a career. I wouldn’t want business problems to interfere with my personal relationship (or vice versa!)

  • Lindsay July 16, 2010, 4:18 pm

    I am currently loving melon!

  • Sarra H July 16, 2010, 4:19 pm

    I honestly would rather work with family, because no matter what, they’ll always have your back and you can always trust them!

    Good luck to your husband! πŸ™‚

  • Laura July 16, 2010, 4:19 pm

    My family owns our own business and although it’s not in my field of work, I’d love to someday try it out!! Somehow it’s managed to work, so far!

  • Courtney July 16, 2010, 4:19 pm

    I would love to work with certain people in my family. There are some that would drive me INSANE! I would love to work with my hubby though πŸ™‚

  • Sarah D. July 16, 2010, 4:20 pm

    I love fresh berries!!!!

  • Lauren L. July 16, 2010, 4:23 pm

    Berries! I live for fresh ones, especially plump sweet blueberries.

  • Molly @fuelherup July 16, 2010, 4:23 pm

    1) It would drive me crazy. No way.
    2) Peaches!

  • Kris July 16, 2010, 4:25 pm

    I just finished a bowl of fresh raspberries (with Greek yogurt). So delicious, and reasonable since they’re in season now!

  • Julie July 16, 2010, 4:25 pm

    I love working with my mom…I am going through a tough time right now and she is just the stress relief I need! πŸ™‚

  • Danielle July 16, 2010, 4:25 pm

    I’m actually really enjoying fresh watermelon with feta. Yum!

  • Sarah July 16, 2010, 4:26 pm

    Best summer food = FRUIT!! watermelon, cherries, peaches…yum!

  • kristin July 16, 2010, 4:26 pm

    my family would drive me CRAZY! πŸ™‚

  • Leanne July 16, 2010, 4:26 pm

    Blackberries are my favorite summer treat! Paired with some yogurt… it’s a perfect snack or dessert!!

  • Hannah Hawley July 16, 2010, 4:27 pm

    Best summer food would have to be the blackraspberries ripening in the backyard… YUM

  • Jes (Self Motivation) July 16, 2010, 4:27 pm

    1) I could not work with my family or even significant other. I have worked with people who work with their significant other, and it always resulted in awkward tension. Besides, then I wouldn’t be able to tell my significant other about my day because he would already know what happened. I also have found that I get along better with my immediate family when we see each other on occasion. lol.
    2) BERRIES! My current favorite is a half of a bagel in the morning with peanut butter and topped with blueberries and blackberries. It is a million times better than jam!

  • Angela July 16, 2010, 4:27 pm

    A summer food I am currently enjoying are my Greek Peach smoothies for dessert. I throw some frozen peaches, some vanilla greek yogurt, and some skim milk in the blender for a minute or two. I usually add honey after its blended – refreshing and delicious!

  • Nell July 16, 2010, 4:27 pm

    Loving the lettuce mix from my garden! yummy!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries July 16, 2010, 4:28 pm

    Best summer food = cantaloupe.

    And beer. Who said that? πŸ˜‰

  • Angie July 16, 2010, 4:28 pm

    I am loving cherries right now! Yum!

  • Brandy @ Simply Fit Mama July 16, 2010, 4:30 pm

    I am loving MahiMahi. It’s soo easy to cook and is mild in flavor so everybody in my house loves it!

  • Carrie July 16, 2010, 4:32 pm

    The summer food I’m craving is pasta salad: tri color pasta with olives, broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper, artichoke hearts, and of course feta to top it all off πŸ™‚

  • Carrie H July 16, 2010, 4:33 pm

    Red tomatoes from my garden! I’ve only gotten two, but they are deeeeeelicious.

  • Danielle July 16, 2010, 4:34 pm

    By far, the best summer food is WATERMELON!

  • JayhawkJen July 16, 2010, 4:34 pm

    I would love to work with any of my three daughters, but NEVER with my husband – we would kill each other in minutes! We do much better with our own careers in very separate fields!

  • Jocleyn July 16, 2010, 4:35 pm

    Love my fam, but I don’t think I’d want to work with them, directly. A couple summers I worked at the same hospital as my mom, but not directly with her, and that was nice.

  • Amelia July 16, 2010, 4:36 pm

    Drinking ice cold peppermint tea! It is 90-100 degrees in Fresno, Calfifornia and peppermint tea keeps me hydrated while I try to drink 8-10 glasses of water πŸ™‚

  • JT (The Faux Foodie Girl) July 16, 2010, 4:39 pm

    I could definitely not be able to work with the family, but I am sure they would say the same for me πŸ™‚

    Watermelon hands down….

  • Becky July 16, 2010, 4:41 pm

    I made pesto with freshly-picked-from-my-plant basil last night, and it was awesome! I’ve spent a couple summers working for family and while there are definitely nice things, it can also be sort of stressful!

  • Cindi July 16, 2010, 4:43 pm

    I’m currently loving cantelope, feta salsa (http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/12/feta-salsa/), and cherry tomatoes (but eaten separately!)

  • Vicki M. July 16, 2010, 4:43 pm

    I’ll answer both –

    No way could I work with family, including my hubs. I like my me time.

    And, my new kick is grilled margarita pizza with ingredients from my garden.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) July 16, 2010, 4:43 pm

    I worked with my husband at DQ when we were in university πŸ™‚ It was great! I wouldn’t want to work with my parents or siblings though.

  • elaine July 16, 2010, 4:45 pm

    good luck on your race!! as for best summer foods, hands down it has to be raw corn! SO DELISH! crunchy, sweet and deliciously cold right out of the fridge!

  • Mary July 16, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Summer food that I am enjoying is ice-cream πŸ™‚

  • Katheryn July 16, 2010, 4:45 pm

    I could work with one of my brother’s, but not anyone else. The rest of the family would definitely drive me crazy.

    Right now I’m loving all the fresh produce. Especially cherries!

  • Maggie July 16, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Oh, boy. That honeydew and feta combo is genius!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life July 16, 2010, 4:45 pm

    My favorite so far this summer is seafood kabobs (scallops and shrimp with marinated mushrooms). Mmmm.

  • Amanda July 16, 2010, 4:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, I HAVE worked for my family. My mom has owned a preschool for the past 32 years…I’ve worked off and on there whenever I need a little cash or she goes on vacation. It is HARD…but it is usually when she isn’t there…working with family sometimes works and sometimes does NOT.

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 16, 2010, 4:48 pm

    That salad looks divine πŸ™‚

    My favorite summer food is definitely bruschetta appetizers with lots of veggies and fresh salads

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog July 16, 2010, 4:48 pm

    I could def open a cafe with my mom πŸ™‚ I think that would be great!

  • Carolyn C. July 16, 2010, 4:48 pm

    Loving black beans, for some reason. Can’t get enough!!!!!!!!! Thank you…..

  • Brenda July 16, 2010, 4:49 pm

    I don’t think I could work with any of my family members. I really like to separate my work life and my play life.

  • christine July 16, 2010, 4:49 pm

    currently enjoying all the fresh, local fruit here! amazing selection and prices, yum πŸ™‚

  • Jenny July 16, 2010, 4:49 pm

    Watermelon of course!

  • KatieF July 16, 2010, 4:51 pm

    My dad is a higher-up at the company I work for, and in the past I’ve had to give presentations for him. It’s a little awkward! I’m glad that I didn’t have to work with him on a day-to-day basis though.

  • Jaala July 16, 2010, 4:53 pm

    Fresh corn on the cob, and watermelon…my two favorite summer eats!

  • Allison W. July 16, 2010, 4:53 pm

    I’ve been having a love affair with watermelon. I’d love to put some feta with it and drizzle on some balsamic!

  • Chelsea July 16, 2010, 4:54 pm

    blueberries…yum!

  • Run Sarah July 16, 2010, 4:55 pm

    The honeydew salad looks great! Melons are one of my favourite summer fruits to enjoy.

  • Faith July 16, 2010, 4:55 pm

    My parents run a children’s summer camp, and I worked there throughout my teen years, so I can actually say that I HAVE worked with family it is was awesome! It’s great being close to the people who love and support you most in the world.

    Some days I really wish we were still a mainly agricultural society so that I could continue to work with my family for the rest of my life. πŸ™‚

  • Robin July 16, 2010, 4:55 pm

    I’d love to work with my family. I have dreams of opening a bakery with my mom.

  • Natalie July 16, 2010, 4:56 pm

    My husband and I are totally loving watermelon right now! It’s super sweet and delicious!

  • jackie July 16, 2010, 4:57 pm

    I am really enjoying overnight oatmeal. So cool and refreshing in the AM. I also love me so green monsters as all. Just started putting oatmeal in them – out of this world!! πŸ™‚

  • Stacy July 16, 2010, 4:57 pm

    My absolute FAVORITE summer snack is frozen red grapes. If you’ve never tried it, you must! They don’t freeze all the way, so they are a little icy- the perfect cold, refreshing good-for-you summer snack!

  • Rosey Rebecca July 16, 2010, 4:58 pm

    My mom is a librarian and I used to work at the library where she works. It was fun!

  • Jennifer July 16, 2010, 4:58 pm

    I could never work with any of my family (or my husband’s). No work would ever get done and I’m sure we’d all get in trouble for having too much fun!

  • Leigh July 16, 2010, 4:58 pm

    The best summer food that I am currently enjoying is corn on the cob! The season is short in Canada so you have to enjoy it while you can!

  • Rachel July 16, 2010, 5:02 pm

    My fiance and I would love to start some sort of business together. I think we’d be able to pull it off without going too crazy. My family on the other hand? (Meaning parents or sisters….) Um… NO.

  • Natalie July 16, 2010, 5:02 pm

    I just love the farmer’s market in general! In MN we can only buy local produce there during certain months so it’s such a treat. My favs are raspberries and all the variations of zucchini.

  • sirenjess July 16, 2010, 5:03 pm

    The best summer food I am currently enjoying is all the summer fruits! I love this season. I’m enjoying eating melon, stone fruits, and berries. I’m going to be sad when it’s fall again.

  • laura July 16, 2010, 5:04 pm

    I’m in love with summer fruit right now, especially berries and melon.

  • Bridget July 16, 2010, 5:04 pm

    I love cherries and they are so good right now!

  • jamie July 16, 2010, 5:07 pm

    i would probably work with my sister-in-law, but not any of my other family. my oldest and youngest brothers have been working together for about a year, and are currently going through some challenges with that. i think they will become closer, and more aware of each others boundaries once they work this out though.

  • Shannon July 16, 2010, 5:08 pm

    My favorite summer fruit list is long – but the top 5 are cherries, watermelon, blackberries, nectarines, and plums.

  • Amanda July 16, 2010, 5:11 pm

    I bought the most amazing cantaloupe at the Farmer’s Market last weekend. I can’t wait to buy another (or 3 to share with family).

    Oh soo good!

  • bobbileigh July 16, 2010, 5:12 pm

    best summer food is definately watermelon.

  • Meagan July 16, 2010, 5:13 pm

    Watermelon! It just screams (not literally!) summer! I also love grilling during the summer months!

  • Sara July 16, 2010, 5:16 pm

    I loved working at my dad’s company. I could be CFO one day, receptionist the next. He let me try any role and that is where I got the bulk of my experience. And they say college prepares you for the real world πŸ˜‰

  • Diane July 16, 2010, 5:17 pm

    Watermelon and grilling during the summer are awesome!!

  • kirsten July 16, 2010, 5:17 pm

    it would definitely drive me crazy to work with my family, i dont think i could do it!

  • Alison July 16, 2010, 5:17 pm

    I would love to work with my family… I think my parents and I would work great together, but add the husband and siblings into the mix and I think we might drive each other crazy! But it would still be fun to get to spend a lot of time with them.

  • Amelia July 16, 2010, 5:17 pm

    The best summer food I am enjoying right now is tomatoes from my neighbor. She is always so kind to share her abundance. πŸ™‚

  • Lora July 16, 2010, 5:19 pm

    Organic strawberries. For sure. My two little girls love them too, so they disappear pretty fast here.

  • Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife July 16, 2010, 5:19 pm

    I am currently enjoying cherries like it’s my job!!

  • Lisa @ My High-Carb Lifestyle July 16, 2010, 5:19 pm

    I can’t get enough blueberries right now! Good thing, since I bought a 3 lb container of them.

  • Annie July 16, 2010, 5:22 pm

    I’m eating watermelon like it’s my job! So delicious and refreshing.

  • Jenny July 16, 2010, 5:22 pm

    I couldn’t work with any family members except my husband. We work well together and I’m confident we could find ways to give each other space if needed.

    My favorite summer food is all of the fresh produce that is so so good and so readily available this time of year. I live in WI and we only have really good quality, locally grown produce available for a few short months. It’s all so good right now.

  • Jennifer S July 16, 2010, 5:22 pm

    I couldn’t imagine working with anyone from my family… I’m looking forward to tomatoes from our garden within the next week or two!

  • Silvia July 16, 2010, 5:25 pm

    Best summer food is definitely ice cream. But hey, I eat ice cream every day anyway!

  • Kara July 16, 2010, 5:25 pm

    My mom and I are both teachers and bring such different styles. I would LOVE to work with her! But she is the only family member I think I could stand being with for numerous hours every week.

  • Amy July 16, 2010, 5:26 pm

    strawberries and blueberries – can’t get enough of the fresh fruit during the hot summer time.

  • Brando @ runninghi.wordpress.com July 16, 2010, 5:30 pm

    Frozen yogurt is my favorite summer treat- although I live in Hawaii so it always feel like summer, thus it always feels like fro yo time!

  • Macrae July 16, 2010, 5:34 pm

    Cucumbers! My neighbor’s garden is overflowing with them and keep bringing them over- I love it!

  • Simply Life July 16, 2010, 5:36 pm

    My favorite summer food is a chickpea salad!

  • emily July 16, 2010, 5:43 pm

    Yes! My husband and I hope to work at the same hospital some day.

  • Kari July 16, 2010, 5:43 pm

    TOMATOES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing, absolutely nothing beats a ripe summer tomato sandwich, on toasted grain bread with little bit of s&p and a touch of mayo. Ohmigosh…makes me hungry thinking about it πŸ™‚

  • Sara July 16, 2010, 5:44 pm

    My mom and I run a little jewelry business together. Its a fun way to get together and have “business” lunches. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ Rawtumn July 16, 2010, 5:44 pm

    Honeydew and feta?! Ingenious! Your sandwich is no laughing matter either, love that bread. I suddenly have a huge craving for hummus. I love all things fruit in the summer and while working with family would probably drive me crazy I think it beats having random coworkers drive you just as insane. =P At least with family you know where you stand.

  • Alicia July 16, 2010, 5:45 pm

    I am enjoying cherries and blueberries. I’ve been snacking on them all day long and they are so good!

  • susan July 16, 2010, 5:48 pm

    working with family would drive me crazy!!

  • Theodora @ Losing Weight in the City July 16, 2010, 5:50 pm

    It’d drive me CRAZY working with my family; my fave summer food is popsicles!

  • Christa July 16, 2010, 5:50 pm

    I do work with family and I love it! There’s always someone to eat lunch with. =)

  • Marci July 16, 2010, 5:50 pm

    Rainer Cherries
    blueberries and strawberries are mixing well this summer with me.

  • Dani July 16, 2010, 5:51 pm

    Watermelon and mango are the summer foods I’m enjoying right now!!

  • Laura in Pgh July 16, 2010, 5:52 pm

    I am loving the peaches this summer. From the Farmer’s market of course! Local = fresh and delicious!

  • mal July 16, 2010, 5:52 pm

    working with family=not the best idea! still love them, though

  • Shaina July 16, 2010, 5:55 pm

    That honeydew salad looks amazing! Reminds me a little of this salad they have at Panera right now – watermelon, grilled chicken and goat cheese. YUM! Anyway – there is no way I could work with family. They would drive me craaaaaazy. My fave summer fresh foods are anything with basil, and watermelon. Oh, and I just picked up this AMAZING Ciao Bella blood orange sorbet. Delish!

  • Jessica M. July 16, 2010, 5:55 pm

    Oh Berries! I am in love…

  • Danielle July 16, 2010, 6:01 pm

    WATERMELON:)

  • Jamie July 16, 2010, 6:04 pm

    I love fresh fruit in the summer. I am just getting through my last flat of blueberries today and will be sad to see them gone (although i have a few bags frozen for smooothies in the freezer:).

  • Baylee July 16, 2010, 6:06 pm

    although i may get sick of them, i think it would be awesome to work with family! it would be nice to know that i can voice my opinion..ive worked in a few establishments where its mostly family -owned and operated, and i felt like the odd one out because i wasnt family.

    summer food = any type of delicious salad or refreshing smoothie

  • Natalie (The Sweets Life) July 16, 2010, 6:08 pm

    I am loving watermelon! And berries!

  • Stephanie July 16, 2010, 6:09 pm

    Yes, I would love to work with my family! I feel like I don’t see them enough πŸ™‚

  • Theresa July 16, 2010, 6:12 pm

    I am loving all of the in season fresh fruit right now!

  • Britney July 16, 2010, 6:17 pm

    I am loving all the zucchini right now! I joined a CSA for the first time this year and I’ve picked up a zucchini just about every week so far, including some enormous ones. I love cooking them, eating them raw, and baking them into zucchini bread.

  • Jessica July 16, 2010, 6:22 pm

    Hood River Cherries!

  • Tracy July 16, 2010, 6:24 pm

    I used to work for my sister (before I had kids) and loved every minute of it!!

    BLUEBERRIES!!!

  • Meghan July 16, 2010, 6:25 pm

    I have worked with my family in the past and it was a love/hate relationship. I love getting to see them so much but at times it was very challenging to keep the work and family relationship separate.

  • Lisa July 16, 2010, 6:25 pm

    I do work with my family and I love it, I really couldn’t ask for a better working enviornemt. We all get along and work very well together.

    My favorite summer foods right now are fresh berries, I can’t get enough of them. So sweet and yummy!!!

  • Anna Webb July 16, 2010, 6:27 pm

    “β€’Would you ever want to work with your family or would it drive you crazy?”

    My family on both sides has owned Dry Cleaners all my life. My family is pretty used to working together. I worked with my mom, my husband, my aunt and my uncle at one of the cleaners for 3 years. I thought it was great because it gave me a chance to spend atleast 8 hours a day with people I love and actually made us stronger. πŸ™‚

  • Jackie July 16, 2010, 6:29 pm

    I love my family but they would definitely drive me insane! I could not work with them.

  • dotsie July 16, 2010, 6:29 pm

    I definitely could not work with ANY family member!! eeeeek!

    Watermelon is my favorite summer food/fruit! Yum!

  • Katherine July 16, 2010, 6:31 pm

    I live in Banff, Alberta…so summer happens sporadically. Yesterday was a magnificent summer day and my friend let me taste her watermelon smoothie. Simply fresh watermelon + ice = the most refreshing and delicious hot summer day treat.

  • maggie July 16, 2010, 6:33 pm

    I could never work for a family memeber. i would go insane!!

    My fav. foods this summer are watermelon and fresh fruit juice or smoothies from a local juice bar, arden’s garden!

  • Erin July 16, 2010, 6:33 pm

    I actually have worked with my mom on multiple occasions and it was both a blessing and a burden. She is a baker and I am a barista and so we have worked in a local coffee shop together. Thankfully, we know the others work style and so we had a pretty smooth and efficient operation.

  • Elliott July 16, 2010, 6:38 pm

    I love my family. LOVE.

    But I would want to shove a pencil in my eye if we had to work together. Family and business DO NOT mix.

    • caitlin July 16, 2010, 7:44 pm

      hahahahah!

  • Leanne July 16, 2010, 6:40 pm

    I could definitely work with some of my family members but others might drive be a tad crazy. That being said, that is the beauty of family, you can be upset one minute and laughing the next.

  • Laura Smith July 16, 2010, 6:43 pm

    watermelon. its amazing, and i’m addicted

  • Katie July 16, 2010, 6:47 pm

    I can’t stop making smoothies this summer! Nothing is more refreshing.

  • Heather ODonnell July 16, 2010, 6:49 pm

    I could never work with my family. We would certainly drive each other crazy. I love my family….a little at a time.

  • Jessie July 16, 2010, 6:49 pm

    Peaches and blueberries are delicious right now!!

  • Kathryn July 16, 2010, 6:51 pm

    I am loving watermelon (lots of it!) and peaches. YUMMY!

  • Casey @ Insatiably Healthy July 16, 2010, 6:52 pm

    Fresh squeezed watermelon juice! I’m addicted

  • Lauren_85 July 16, 2010, 6:57 pm

    I think I have a greater love and appreciation for my parents because I don’t work with them/see them on a daily basis. We probably could work together… but I wouldn’t prefer it! πŸ™‚

  • Kimberly July 16, 2010, 7:01 pm

    Fresh tomatoes from the farmers market. I just slice ’em up and eat ’em. YUM!

  • Ashley July 16, 2010, 7:01 pm

    I think working together with family would present its unique challenges, but I think we could do it! Especially if it was me and the sibs – we get along great & are quite like-minded! Gotta love family!

  • Ellen July 16, 2010, 7:03 pm

    i’m loving EVERYTHING that’s ripening right now. summer would be my favorite season for this reason alone. delicious. one of these foods is watermelon, which is totally perfect about now. speaking of, it’s great in a salad with feta!

    i like to use watermelon, feta (plain greek style), red onion, kalamata olives, parsley, mint and dress it with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. if you liked the honeydew salad, give this one a try!

  • Katharine July 16, 2010, 7:03 pm

    asparagus!

  • Kristy July 16, 2010, 7:03 pm

    I *kind of* already work with my dad. He’s a pilot and I work in the flight ops department of the same airline. But we don’t have to see each other every day, and that works perfectly for us!

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day July 16, 2010, 7:04 pm

    I’m going to be a rebel here and say that I would absolutely LOVE working with my family. My mom and brothers are my best friends and we all just sync so well. We always end up laughing until someone cries when we are together. I now live 3000 miles away from them and miss them each and every day. We’ve played around with the idea of owning our own catering company or bakery and even decided on each of our roles. Maybe someday… πŸ™‚

    • caitlin July 16, 2010, 7:43 pm

      I love working with my family πŸ™‚

  • Marnie July 16, 2010, 7:06 pm

    My summer go to lunch salad has mango, avocado, walnuts and goat cheese. And of course I’ve been eating watermelon and cantaloupe every change I get.

  • Suzanne July 16, 2010, 7:07 pm

    I used to work with my family all the time and I really liked it. We get along really well most of the time.

  • Laura July 16, 2010, 7:13 pm

    I’d love to work with my family since we only see each a few times a year now…but it would have to be the right type of work environment!

  • Rachel July 16, 2010, 7:14 pm

    I live by myself and I ate an entire watermelon by myself in 3 1/2 days. And I enjoyed every moment. Nothing reminds me of summer like watermelon.

  • christin July 16, 2010, 7:20 pm

    It’s a tie between beer and nectarines.

  • elisa July 16, 2010, 7:21 pm

    blueberries….

  • Carolyn July 16, 2010, 7:23 pm

    Watermelon and corn! Best summer food in my opinion

  • Shannon July 16, 2010, 7:28 pm

    I have worked with my crazy family-both of parents had their own businesses growing and I worked for both-wouldn’t do it again. I am loving strawberries, tomatoes and blueberries this summer!!!

  • Holly Wilson July 16, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Watermelon! Hands down!

  • Abby S, July 16, 2010, 7:30 pm

    I actually work with my hubby at the same company!! I enjoy it

  • Andrea July 16, 2010, 7:31 pm

    Peaches and nectarines for sure!

  • KMattrn July 16, 2010, 7:32 pm

    I know there are SO many responses so far! But I have to say I am absolutely LOVING fresh Jersey tomatoes and corn on the cob! I could have tomato sammies, corn and peaches every night for dinner/dessert πŸ™‚

  • Jessie July 16, 2010, 7:33 pm

    One word: Pineapple.
    It’s one of my favorite things about summer!

  • laura July 16, 2010, 7:38 pm

    LOVE cherries, and all of the fresh summer berries!

  • Katie July 16, 2010, 7:43 pm

    I love my family, but working for them this summer has been an “experience,” to say the least πŸ™‚

  • Jessie C. July 16, 2010, 7:47 pm

    Melon!

  • Ann July 16, 2010, 7:49 pm

    I am loving watermelon right now. It has been hot where I live and it is such a sweet cool treat!

  • laurie July 16, 2010, 7:53 pm

    i would NEVER EVER want to work with my family–i love to keep work and play separate. talking to my husband is my escape from work!
    Laurie

  • kayla July 16, 2010, 7:58 pm

    I actually had the opportunity to work with my sister (we are both landscape designers) for two years. We actually loved it and we even lived together. It really was great while it lasted. Of course there were times when we would have disagreements and occasionally a lack of professional respect for one another, but for the most part it was awesome.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 16, 2010, 8:01 pm

    I don’t think I could work with my family. I seem to think critique would end up feeling too personal and that we would end up butting heads.

  • Kelsey (Nourishing Noshes) July 16, 2010, 8:02 pm

    I absolutely adore my family but if we worked together I’m positive someone would die. :p My favorite summer fruit that I am currently enjoying is WATERMELON!

  • JW July 16, 2010, 8:07 pm

    I’m loving peaches and blueberries!

  • Katherine July 16, 2010, 8:08 pm

    I’m loving cherries! and smoothies.

  • Rhoni July 16, 2010, 8:09 pm

    I could probably work with my family…but not live with my family…that would be too much. I’m currently studying to be a naturopathic doctor though which means I’m sooooo excited for you and your husband and father-in-law with this business venture! Any exposure to CAM (complementary alternative medicine) is great! Best of luck!

  • Emily July 16, 2010, 8:10 pm

    Peaches are my favorite summertime food! I got some from the farmers market and they’re delish!

  • Laurie Howard July 16, 2010, 8:11 pm

    Tomatoes from my dad’s garden! Woo Hoo! Love your site…

  • Judy July 16, 2010, 8:16 pm

    I love my family but I think it’s best for everyone if we work in different places! Oh and honeydew is my favorite thing this summer- yum!!!

  • Anne @ the doctor takes a wife July 16, 2010, 8:17 pm

    Hubby and I might be working together very very soon… EEK.

  • Lisa P July 16, 2010, 8:20 pm

    My favorite summer food is fresh tomatoes from our garden!

  • Meredith July 16, 2010, 8:20 pm

    I’m loving strawberries right now.

  • Tammy July 16, 2010, 8:21 pm

    I could NEVER work with my family..we would kill each other. So..to answer your other question..I’m sure it’s a bit early for peaches, but today I bought the most divine, juicy peaches I’ve seen in a long while…

  • Laura T. July 16, 2010, 8:25 pm

    as much as i love my fam, i dont think i could ever work with them. we all have very different work ethics that i dont think would mesh very well

  • Danielle July 16, 2010, 8:26 pm

    Not sure I’d be able to work with my family – I think I need to keep my work and play separate!

  • Heather July 16, 2010, 8:27 pm

    watermelon!

  • Jill July 16, 2010, 8:32 pm

    summer food: corn on the cob!

  • Crystal July 16, 2010, 8:36 pm

    That sign does look really good! It would catch my fancy if I lived there.

    I would not want to work with my family. I love them to peices, but there is a reason I live three states away. πŸ™‚

  • Lauren July 16, 2010, 8:38 pm

    cherries! by the pound.

  • Jenn July 16, 2010, 8:42 pm

    Bell peppers straight from the garden! We definitely have an overabundance of them this summer!

  • Toni July 16, 2010, 8:43 pm

    I worked with my mother, mother in law, and sister in law. I liked it a lot at times but there were definitely times I wish I didn’t. My summer food is watermelon.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 16, 2010, 8:54 pm

    Right now I’m loving frozen bananas! They’re so sweet and refreshing.

  • Maria July 16, 2010, 8:57 pm

    I am loving peaches and watermelon right now!

  • Lauren July 16, 2010, 8:59 pm

    I love fresh berries in the summer – they are so tasty!

  • Lindsey July 16, 2010, 9:01 pm

    I am currently enjoying fresh Honeydew, Cantaloupe, and Watermelon! yumm!

    Sweet Giveaway!

  • destiny July 16, 2010, 9:03 pm

    oh i have found joy in cherries, its definitley a cherry kinda summer!! they are fun to eat and sooo good! πŸ™‚

  • Jess (Nurse Jess the Blog) July 16, 2010, 9:09 pm

    WATERMELON!

    And I could never work with my parents. I love them to death but my dad is not flexible at all – his way or the highway. I am, of course, the exact opposite… πŸ˜‰

  • jodie July 16, 2010, 9:12 pm

    I am loving the nectarines and mangoes right now.

  • lauren July 16, 2010, 9:12 pm

    my new favorite summer food is a hearts of palm, roasted red pepper, and avocado salad. tossed in lime juice and red wine vinegar, with salt and pepper. so light and refreshing, and a big hit at picnics!

  • Laura July 16, 2010, 9:20 pm

    My favorite summer food is corn. I love it plain with nothing on it, the flavor is perfect.

  • Kara July 16, 2010, 9:21 pm

    My family and I have already worked out together a bit! some of us get along better than others, but its still fun being active together!! oh and I am loving cantaloup with yogurt and cereal yummy!

  • Stephanie July 16, 2010, 9:26 pm

    fresh, ripe Hanover tomatoes!!! they are seriously the most amazing food ever, hands down.

  • jackie July 16, 2010, 9:29 pm

    enjoying fresh blueberries!!!!!! i eat the frozen during the winter but nothing beats fresh!

  • freja July 16, 2010, 9:30 pm

    the best summer food right now for me is cold asian pasta salad! i can’t bear eating hot food in summertime so this is a nice alternative!

  • BroccoliHut July 16, 2010, 9:35 pm

    I’d love to work with my mom–we are practically the same person, so there would probably be very little conflict:)
    I am loving cherries these days!

  • Janine July 16, 2010, 9:39 pm

    I could absolutely work with my sister, we are the best of friends!

  • Drake July 16, 2010, 9:48 pm

    I would definitely be able to work with my brother. We have always gotten along really well, and never had that sibling rivalry stage that so many siblings go through. He’s my best friend, and although I can’t really imagine a scenario where we’d be working together, I know I would love it!

    As for summer food, green monsters are single handedly getting me through the heat. I don’t know how I survived without them!

  • Renee July 16, 2010, 9:51 pm

    I’m loving the low price of berries this summer. Cherries, blueberries, strawberries….

  • Heather July 16, 2010, 9:52 pm

    Gina’s “banana soft serve” recipe is totally getting me through the hot and mugginess that is July in Pittsburgh!

  • Divya Vikram July 16, 2010, 9:53 pm

    I love to eat salads with berries during summer!

  • Sabrina July 16, 2010, 10:07 pm

    My favorite summer food is a grilled zucchini wrap with hummus and goat cheese. Theres just so much zucchini and I love it!!

  • Ali July 16, 2010, 10:09 pm

    NO WAY could I ever work with my family. I LOVE them but we are all pretty strong willed lol πŸ˜‰

  • Megan July 16, 2010, 10:11 pm

    As much as I adore my family.. I don’t think working together would work out… which is why I have a work ‘family’ i adore seeing for 40 hours a week.. but love going home to my actual family at night!

    I’m totally loving golden cherries this summer!

  • rachel July 16, 2010, 10:17 pm

    this summer, i am loving simple grilled corn on the cob sprinkled with a bit of chili powder and a squeeze of lemon juice. it’s even more delicious if you cut it off the cob and eat in in a bowl with some feta sprinkled on top!

  • Danica July 16, 2010, 10:19 pm

    I am really loving watermelon and eating my weight in it everyyyyday!

  • sarah k. July 16, 2010, 10:19 pm

    summer food- berries and melons of all kinds!

  • Cate July 16, 2010, 10:30 pm

    Fresh, juicy peaches!

  • Astrid July 16, 2010, 10:30 pm

    I am loving anything my Mom cooks for me! When I am at school I am always eating mass produced food so its a very welcome change!

  • Vee July 16, 2010, 10:31 pm

    I grew up with two parents who owned a business together so I think I’d be open to it depending on the family member!

    As for summer food, I have been going crazy for green tea ice cream.

  • tieghan July 16, 2010, 10:32 pm

    I cannot just pick one!!! Strawberry’s, Nectarines, watermelon, and all berries!

  • katie July 16, 2010, 10:35 pm

    I’m loving corn and tomatoes!

  • Melissa July 16, 2010, 10:39 pm

    My fav summer food is, hands down, avocado. So creamy and refreshing at the same time, and you can add it to anything!

  • Becca H July 16, 2010, 10:43 pm

    I eat so much watermelon. Every day.

  • DD July 16, 2010, 10:49 pm

    summer food: peaches and bluberries, together!

  • Lisa M July 16, 2010, 10:50 pm

    Favorite summer food- Toss up between watermelon and blueberries. Your honey dew salad looks yummy!!!

  • Anne @ Chute Assis July 16, 2010, 10:50 pm

    I have actually talked about opening a wellness center with my family! Our dream is a yoga studio/psychotherapy and wellness counseling practice/organic cafe.
    (Congrats on a great run! Went running in Raleigh last week while visiting a friend and the humidity/heat are ROUGH!)

  • Tara July 16, 2010, 10:52 pm

    I can’t believe your name is Boyle!!! I didn’t realise that. It’s my sister’s married name. Did you know it’s a famous name in Irish history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Boyle,_1st_Earl_of_Cork

    My fave summer food is all the yummy fruit – berries, peaches, nectarines and melon πŸ˜€

  • heidi July 16, 2010, 10:53 pm

    summer food I’m enjoying is blueberries – we got them fresh picked today from one of hubs’ coworkers, so excited!!

    Congrats on the run that’s an amazing time for southern humidity! πŸ™‚

  • Janna July 16, 2010, 11:01 pm

    Right now I am enjoying a tomato salad with red, orange and yellow tomatoes…with Feta and a little dressing. I am pretty sure I have had it everyday this week πŸ™‚

  • Adrianne@ Flex-appeal July 16, 2010, 11:01 pm

    Favorite summer food right now is sweet corn!

  • Danielle J July 16, 2010, 11:04 pm

    Watermelon. Cool and refreshing πŸ™‚

  • Kristen W July 16, 2010, 11:10 pm

    I’m enjoying strawberries! They are so delicious this time of year, especially in freezer jam πŸ™‚

  • Steevie July 16, 2010, 11:15 pm

    i have a big spanish family…and although i love them i think if we worked together we would probably not be very productive

  • Nicole July 16, 2010, 11:25 pm

    WOAH you have alot of replies! But here is mine anyways…

    -My favorite summer food is whatever I can pluck from my little garden outside! Especially this week the adorable, plump, and DELICIOUS little cherry tomatoes! w/the fresh basil…mmm!

    • Nicole July 16, 2010, 11:27 pm

      PS– I made your sweet and salty breakfast quinoa this morning and it was awesome!! my parents walked in and asked, “wow did you bake something?? it smells delicious in here? is there any left?”
      “errr, no it was a single serving…” i replied.
      they were bummed. i’m totally making it again soon πŸ™‚

  • KatieH July 16, 2010, 11:28 pm

    Corn on the cobb! I could eat it for a meal! nom nom

  • Kim July 16, 2010, 11:44 pm

    blueberries – For Sure!!!

  • Amy H July 16, 2010, 11:44 pm

    As much as I love all of my family members, I don’t think they could handle working with me. I can be a little bossy and controlling when it comes to getting work done, so I definitely do not think it would be a good idea at all.

  • Bee July 16, 2010, 11:46 pm

    I have been eating fresh berries like they’re going out of style! Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries…yum!

  • Elizabeth July 16, 2010, 11:51 pm

    I absolutely love peaches in the summer!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 16, 2010, 11:58 pm

    I’m currently enjoying peaches!!

  • Lauren July 16, 2010, 11:59 pm

    My fiance and I are ALL about the Morning Star Garden Veggie Burgers! They are sooooooo good! The ingredient list is pretty great too! They’re so easy to make after those long hot days of summaaahh πŸ™‚

  • Lisa July 17, 2010, 12:00 am

    I do work with my family! In fact my whole family (all 7 of us) works together. (So Brady-Bunch like!) And yes, they do drive me crazy.

  • Bianca July 17, 2010, 12:06 am

    Fresh corn chowder and lots of peaches and nectarines!

  • Lori July 17, 2010, 12:13 am

    home grown cucumbers and zucchini!!

  • jessica July 17, 2010, 12:14 am

    raspberries are picking in my area and i am currently obsessed! also our garden is starting to pump out beautiful cucumbers. YUM.

  • Penny July 17, 2010, 12:16 am

    I am currently enjoying, Raspberries, persian Cucumbers, and TONS of blueberries!

  • Jess July 17, 2010, 12:35 am

    My current summer favorite is watermelon.

  • April B. July 17, 2010, 12:52 am

    I love tomatoes this time of the year. I have been buying them from a local farmer’s market but soon I will be picking them from my own garden…can’t wait!!!

  • Michelle July 17, 2010, 1:11 am

    raw corn cherry tomato green bean salad! so refreshing on a hot day

  • Akanksha July 17, 2010, 1:28 am

    I’d LOVE to work with my family! And summer food: PEACHES! πŸ™‚

  • Kristy July 17, 2010, 1:41 am

    STRAWBERRIES! Oh, and blackberries! So delicious, especially with some plain greek yogurt!

  • Fallon July 17, 2010, 1:45 am

    The best summer food is MELONS!

  • Allison July 17, 2010, 1:59 am

    The best summer food I’m currently enjoying is froyo! πŸ™‚ I work at a self serve frozen yogurt place and I have one every night I close!

  • meghan July 17, 2010, 2:27 am

    Ice cream is for sure the best summer food.
    Actually, its a 4 seasons food for me πŸ˜‰ but I love it in the summer!

  • Dee July 17, 2010, 4:42 am

    salads with anything on the grill is theee most refreshing thing right now. Everything tastes better grilled in my opinion!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises July 17, 2010, 6:19 am

    Summer fruit – but really just cherries, cherries, and more cherries! I did just buy my first peaches of the season though and I can’t wait for them to be ripe.

  • Suzanne July 17, 2010, 6:49 am

    Summer food— getting more into cold foods such a green monsters and overnight oatmeal etc. They are lighter and cooler which I prefer in the HOT NYC SAUNA! Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Barb July 17, 2010, 7:14 am

    I grew up working with my whole family and it was great! Favorite summer food is blueberries!

  • Olivia @ Blissful Runner July 17, 2010, 7:28 am

    I took a job last year with the same small company my aunt works for. She’s my mom’s identical twin and we’re all super close – that said, she and I tend to butt heads a lot. My mom says we’re too much alike. I was really hesitant about taking the position because of our tumultuous history but we sat down and talked about it. We agreed to keep open minds and to not take things too personally. It’s worked out great. I love my job and we’ve not had any problems…well, at least not any big ones! πŸ™‚

  • Barb July 17, 2010, 8:13 am

    I think it would be great to work with my family in the right situation. Like a fitness store so we could all workout together with our customers.

    My favorite food right now is BLUEBERRIES. We have several blueberry farms within a few miles of where we live. So I pick a big bucket full, freeze some for the winter and eat the rest!! They disappear quickly.

  • love2run July 17, 2010, 8:30 am

    I’m really enjoying cherries right now…I wait for them all year long!

  • Jenny B. July 17, 2010, 8:31 am

    My favorite summer food is watermelon!

  • jill July 17, 2010, 8:43 am

    Favorite summer food are berries and watermelon

  • Jessica July 17, 2010, 8:46 am

    i’m loving fresh corn on the cod from my local farmers’ market!

  • Jenn July 17, 2010, 8:52 am

    dark sweek CHERRIES!!!!! I seriously can’t get enough of them!

  • Maria July 17, 2010, 9:17 am

    I cannot get enough of avocados!!!

  • wendy July 17, 2010, 10:09 am

    I would love to work with my family!! Im sure we would bump heads occasionally but we it all comes down to it we get along great. For summer food I would have to say strawberries, avacados, and cherries!!

  • amelia July 17, 2010, 10:23 am

    i’m from maine and the blueberries are in season right now and soo delicious. i’m loving all the summer fruit right now though especially strawberries, cherries, and watermelon!

  • Katie R July 17, 2010, 10:36 am

    My favorite summertime foods are watermelon and peaches. I live in CA, so we do have an abundance of fresh produce year round. However, watermelon and peaches are only available for the summer months. Delicious!

  • Kelly July 17, 2010, 4:10 pm

    My favorite summer foods are all the berries – strawberries, blackberries, raspberries. Delicious!

  • Danika July 17, 2010, 5:51 pm

    I wish I had the oppurtunity to work with my family! We all are bestest friends! πŸ™‚

  • Heidi July 17, 2010, 6:13 pm

    Raspberries are definite my favorite summer fruit. In fact I think raspberries are one of my favorite things about summer in general.

  • Amy Ramos July 17, 2010, 7:08 pm

    The summer fruit I am enjoying the most is a tie between peaches and blueberries!! Yummy!

  • Savannah July 18, 2010, 8:11 am

    currently addicted to overnight oats; so much better than normal oatmeal for breakfast when it’s so hot outside! i LOVE experimenting with different flavors and toppings; so, so yummy!

  • Trang July 18, 2010, 11:06 am

    The best summer food I’m currently enjoying is fresh fruit and salads. I love fresh berries to make yogurt parfaits and smoothies, and there’s nothing better for lunch than a good sandwich and salad.

  • ann July 18, 2010, 9:58 pm

    I love summer peaches and melons.

    Thanks.

  • Kristin July 19, 2010, 6:57 am

    Being in Japan for the summer has left me to find new “summery” foods. Japanese cherries or “sakuranbo” and absolutely delicious and a light and sweet snack to munch on just about anywhere. But seeing as summer is festival season here, there has been a lot of delish (though probably not so healthy) yakisoba – literally cooked noodles in a worcsestershire sauce with a lot of sauteed veggies!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople July 19, 2010, 1:48 pm

    That honeydew salad looks amazing. I love melons! They are definitely my favorite summer food.

    I absolutely can not work with my family. It just….wouldn’t work out!

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