Elizabeth and I have known each other for about sixty years (she and John and I were in the same class in junior high school back in Tampa.) Now she lives in our part of the world and yesterday she and I went to visit my friend Louise -- whom I've only known for about forty years. . . .
Wonderful raised beds, already producing . . .
A woven willow gate . . .
And then there was lunch -- Louise was trying out recipes for her GARDEN KITCHEN BLOG and we were more than willing to be guinea pigs. Above is kuku -- an Iranian version of a frittata -- egg binding together herbs and greens -- delicious!
There was a velvety soup of pureed garbanzos, sorrel, and watercress, sourdough bread, various tasty spreads and a rhubarb salsa, preserved lemons, and a magnificent salad. I hope that every one of these dishes shows up (with recipes) on Louise's blog soon.
After lunch we went for a walk in the woods -- Louise had spotted a rare Showy Orchis the day before and she led us to it.
This was the first one I'd ever seen -- a tiny little treasure!
So many pretties!
And back at the house, Dorcas, the door cat greeted us.
It was a fine day, spent in the best of company. I am so lucky.