Last night Steve & I made dinner for our dinner party with Helene. We were in the kitchen for hours. We made: ceviche with avocados and tortillas, spicy-cilantro chickpeas with patty pan squash, agua fresca out of a cantaloupe, and, for dessert, a tart that Steve said would give me Iron Chef cred. Almond essence in the tart dough, a blueberry compote with vanilla bean & spices, a layer of frangipane, topped with fruit.
This afternoon I sat in the park with Jill drinking tea. Then we made a Korean inspired dinner. And talked.
Concluded -- There are some things that lose all their appeal when you have to ask for them.