Thursday, July 28, 2011


Some scenes from our recent trip to the west coast where we encountered: pristine (and windy!) beaches,

spots to sit and linger with friends,

fantastic poppies,

tea brewed over open flames,

and large and friendly snails, to name a few...

Thursday, July 21, 2011


At least the beans are surviving in this dreadful heatwave...
(unfortunately so are the weeds - thriving, actually - but that's a whole 'nother story)

Friday, July 15, 2011

at the moment...

... pink hydrangea is blooming away,the fennel is taking off,and the last of the radishes are in the fridge.

A Fennel and Radish Salad
Thinly slice one fresh bulb of fennel and one giant purple radish (or a few smaller radishes of your choosing), and toss the slices together in a bowl with a good squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Season it all with salt and pepper and a few feathery shavings of parmesan.

Vacation was amazing - going through the photos now...