The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur. I've been pretty lazy if I'm being totally honest. I've been spending too much time in my sweatpants, cozied up on the couch. I have been editing a lot of photos, looking at a lot of cookbooks and cooking a ton. This time of year something takes a hold of me and I feel the need to stock the freezer with soups and easy dinners. We are having this strange extended summer here with insanely beautiful fall days. The rain is supposed to show up tomorrow and stay put for a while so I'm going to get up and go today and hold onto the last sunshine and vitamin D of the year. Luckily you can buy ice cream all year round so I don't have to let go of summer altogether. This dessert has become my favorite. It doesn't feel exclusively summery. The rich balsamic and maple syrup add a rich zing to the simple treat. It's insanely good. Rain or shine.