Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lots of pretty

First blooms in the garden...

And along a favorite path...

Food can be pretty too, of course.

A quick salad of asparagus, pea pods, etc.


And potato salad. The vinaigrette kind. A few adaptations since last time.

A simple dinner after a long drive.... grilled vegetables, sautéed spinach....

A new bread recipe. KAF buttertop. So so good.

Finally, and definitely in the "pretty" category, Lake St. Clair. A recent Sunday morning. A little before 8. Michigan...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cheesecake; Michigan; Poets; Honeysuckle

Lots to like, this go-round.

First, a cheesecake with a chocolate crust. Note: no crack.

And still, no crack:

Here's something pleasing: frosted Michigan glasses. They can be found here.

Aren't they nice? As for the stuff in the background... that was in preparation of the annual spring gathering of MFA poets. This year, an array of salads....

... and they were lovely company, too, those poets. We had a good semester, I think. 

It's already hot and humid in West Virginia, and the honeysuckle---my favorite---is out in full force.

Even the ditches have lovely flowers...

Finally, a familiar little dinner on the day of commencement... spring is full of such beginnings.... spaetzle, roasted brussels sprouts, pecans, feta, spinach, dates... good as leftovers, too... the summer term starts tomorrow... Keats, onward---

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fiddleheads, ducks, tablescapes & whatnot

It's spring-for-real now. Evidence: fiddleheads.

Also, ducks. 

Is "tablescape" a real word? And if so, is this one? Well, anyway, close enough, and pretty.

And here's the dinner that went with those candles. The sweet potatoes were roasted with rosemary, fyi.

And yesterday included some planting...