Thunder woke us early this morning, and it looks as though we can expect rain all day. I love this weather, dark and wet as it is. I think our garden does, too. The last few days have been the opposite-bright and hot Florida days that we filled with as much time outside as we… Continue reading Spring days, rainy and sunny.
I love the simple beauty of a bowl of brown rice. Best just warm from the stove, each tender grain is nutty, separate and slightly chewy. The challenge in cooking such a pot of rice is easily underestimated; mainly, one must have patience. We invited friends over Sunday night and enjoyed some short grain brown… Continue reading Feasts
Recently I came across a wonderfully colorful recipe for Rainbow Bowls on the Yummy Mummy Kitchen blog. The meal is an attempt to get as much fresh produce plated as possible. Vibrant, healthy, and the perfect light meal for a summer evening, Rainbow Bowls are also highly customizable and are as much a reflection of the… Continue reading Summer in a bowl
We drove down to Fort Myers for a few blissful days spent with family at the beach. The first half of our drive we endured torrential downpour, though the rains eventually dried and left us to enjoy a cool afternoon. Immediately we headed over the causeway toward Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel Island, where we befriended… Continue reading A visit to Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, and some gardening and cooking notes.