It’s been pouring rain all day today. It’s chilly, too. We are ready to get out sweaters and build a little fire. So on this first day of August, we are having big bowls of hot chicken vegetable soup for lunch, followed by a salad of peeled, sliced juicy garden tomatoes tossed with arugula, good olive oil, and salt and pepper served right in the same bowls. Let it keep on pouring. Tomorrow’s forecast is sunny, bright, and 85°.