Monday, August 20, 2007

she feeds me right.

I have many fabulous friends who feed me well, and Erin is one of them. Cocktail parties, amazing brunch, fresh fruit and kefir with flax oil, are among the things she has brought into my life....
In a few weeks, she is moving to New York and then Paris.

I will miss her.

Jessica's birthday soiree

well, i didn't get the black dress memo, but Tessa, in all her glory, came through and dressed me up in her grandmother's finery.
the dinner was for Jessica, who is a chef, and the ladies sweated the whole day in the kitchen to feed us full.
after eating, Ritchie from Loch Lomond, Sean from Invisible Rockets, and little ole me, played acoustic sets on the balcony, ending finally in sing alongs, and giggles.

zucchini stuffed with chevre and pesto, inspired by the chefs at Simpatica.
oh man, it was amazing.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Summer Feast

My favorite thing about summer, besides swimming in rivers and soaking up sun, is feasting with friends. My dear friend Natalie, whom I have known since high school, is an amazing woman who knows how to throw a fantastic potluck.
The theme was summer edibles, and so my contribution was fried squash blossoms stufffed with chevre and fresh figs.

here they are frying in the pan.

Some ladies transplanted from Kansas brought a delicious torte with marscapone and grilled apricots.

Erin made caprese on a stick!

Here is Natalie getting ready to put her yummy eggplant dish in the oven.

The spread was bountiful, and we stuffed ourselves silly.
Music was played, we all found ourselves stretched out in the grass. It was the perfect way to end a beautiful summer night.