August_2013_1200X800The advent of August means that it’s time to make the most of New England’s bounty before September arrives on the scene and the sun officially sets on summer (for now!). If you want to drink in the season to the very last drop like we do, let Karen Covey’s new cookbook, The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New Englandserve as your muse. With perfect-for-picnic dishes like strawberry salsa and end-of-summer drinks like lemon verbena sun tea, this cookbook will earn a special spot on your shelves for connecting you to the region’s best sights and tastes. Happy cooking, and don’t forget to stop and smell the August roses!

P.S. And when fall arrives? The autumn months usher in their own kind of harvest, and Karen’s got that covered, too. Hello, roasted butternut squash soup (topped with maple cream, no less)!

How to set this image as your Desktop Background

Download this for your desktop screen in resolutions of 1280 x 800 (small)1440 x 900 (medium), or 1920 x 1200 (large), based on the size of your screen.

Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and choose the option that says,“Set as Desktop Background” or “Use as Desktop Picture” — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.

If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

Voila! You have a beautiful, seasonal desktop calendar to keep you on track all month long.

About the Union Park Press Calendar Series

When you publish books about arts, history, and culture of Boston and New England, you are bound to see some spectacular photography. It’s our goal to share some of those gorgeous scenes with fellow New England-lovers through our books, our blog, our Pinterest, and now our monthly Union Park Press digital desktop calendar series! We hope you enjoy the images and return each month for a beautiful new calendar.

For more than 120 simple and fresh recipes that update traditional New England fare, find The Coastal Table in a bookstore near you, through our website, or online via Amazon.