When was the last time you lost yourself in a garden?
Wild flowers become squash blossoms, shiso leaves perfume the air and berry brambles share the brown earth with wild garlic. A silver pond shadows the horizon. Lost in a garden, lost in the weekend…
It was our first Hudson Valley escape and we didn’t know our roles.
But soon enough, I became head photographer, assistant cook… and professional porcelain tub goddess. Jamie and our very generous host swam with the trout, while I lay in a bath of bubbles, sipping wine, reading.
I liked to watch them float in the pond. I liked to watch them move in the garden. Idle, warm days punctuated only by meals and the next bottle of rose’…
A Few Plates:
-Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Corn, Cinque Epices
-Foie Gras and Stewed Fig Terrine
-Roasted Yellow Carrots and Onions with Honey, Lime and Habanero
-Farfalle with Squash, Eggplant, Jalapeno and Parmiggiano
-Summer Berry Compote with Toasted Pouncake
One last sunset and we returned to the city. But something in the sky told us we’d be back.