Dizzy Swallows

These Days

These Days

June 16th, 2014

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Taking a breather from our Honeymoon adventures, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into our more recent days. They slip by towards summer with a welcome pull. I can feel the heat shimmering just over the horizon. In the meantime, I cherish these days of blooming flowers, good food, and dear friends.

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We bought an immaculate and extensive set of Spode Rosalie china at the most recent Queen Anne Blocksale. Planning to sell shortly. Any takers?

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Recent sun allowed me to process last year’s lavender, which been patiently drying. The pillowcase and rolling pin method answered admirably.

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Our first BBQ of the season was one for the books, with three dozen Totem oysters. Mmmm.

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I have watched with bated breath as my brugmansia sent out its first blooms. Amazingly, they opened white before transforming to pink overnight.


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A new favorite: oven-roasted tomatoes and olives with true cod and quinoa cakes.

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Once again, we are inundated with peonies. There are worse problems to have.

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Wishing you all a wonderful week.

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