The love in a mist are out with their blue, white and pink flowers and just in time for Memorial Day the poppies have burst forth in all their delicate glory.
I was able to bring home flowers from the garden, a big mixed bouquet. No lettuce though. The rabbit has been taking care of that.
Tonight was my first time bringing the grill out for the season. Some friends came for dinner and we sat in the courtyard chatting and eating hummus and stuffed grape leaves with a fine muscadet which they brought. On the principle of “be[ing] here now,” I prepared a very simple meal beforehand so I wouldn’t be bustling in the kitchen. I had some good bread and knew that a fresh garden salad was arriving with the guests.
This morning I made the dessert, a Berry Bakewell Cake, whose recipe you can see at Jane’s Patisserie. I am not a huge fan of dessert and this cake is good–dense, moist, and enlivened by tart seasonal berries. If you’re in the States and want to make it, drop me a comment, as I’ve done the conversions. It really is easy. I dropped all the ingredients in the food processor and then poured half the batter in a pan, dropped the berries in and poured the other half of the batter on top. Delicious. Sensibly, I sent my guests away with a good portion of what was left…