Our mini-vacation is over.
We had a wonderful time playing tour guide and tourist for 4 days.
We had a wonderful time sampling a variety of wine (and, just perhaps, a wee bit too much) for 5 nights.
Our weather was perfect, the sunsets were beautiful and the dogs fairly well-behaved.
What more could one ask for?
We’re not quite …
I love summer….
But, damn, it’s a lot of work!
I love salad season….
But it involves the most work of summer.
Some people buy bags of pre-washed, ready to eat lettuce.
I pick mine fresh, which is lovely, but it also means that each leaf has to be carefully washed.
I’m not worried about dirt…. I just hate that …
We’re still traveling…. Old story; new recipe:
A few years ago, we were having dinner at a gorgeous country house hotel in the south of France. It was a beautiful, warm summer evening and dinner was on a stepped terrace on the hillside sloping down from the hotel. We had views looking into the sunset over acres of vineyards. The …
Lemon Spinach and Chicken Salad
Long, long ago, in a place far, far away I was fit; in decent shape, as it were.
I did it the easy way.
I went to a spa, twice a year, and beat my body into submission.
My days at the spa went something like this:
5:30 2 mile walk … Continue reading.....