polaroid taken by christophe. i love it.
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a gorgeous weekend, the fourth of july, summertime … there was a lot to celebrate. so we had a picnic.
+ garden pea, broad bean and mint “hummus” on bread
+ salt and vinegar potato salad (my old standby)
+ blanched green beans, dipped in vinaigrette
+ ripe cherries and goat cheese
+ blueberry cake, strawberries and cream for dessert
we drank wine and stretched out on the grass underneath a tree.
nigel slater wrote the following words this weekend, and i couldn’t agree more:
“I am not sure why this summer seems so vivid, with each day somehow more beautiful than the last. I only know that is the way it feels. The days are moving as if each hour is two, and every detail – a salad, a bunch of sweet peas or box of tiny broad beans – is somehow more rich than it would normally be. It is as if the colours, sounds and scents of summer have been turned up a notch.”
hope your weekend was excellent.