Summer Grilling

I'm in a summery frame of mind, looking at pictures of Greece and Italy, dreaming of beaches and sundresses and long, hot afternoons. I may be shivering on my couch under two quilts, but it's summer in my heart. :-)

 Mumsy's fairytale flower garden

I was too sick for CEC this Monday, so I can't share with you the lovely Pub Food they made, BUT, I can share photos from some of our fabulous grilling parties this past summer. :-) 

Don would start our evenings off with one of his fabulous concoctions. This one was chocolatey and icy and smooooth. :-)

Cameron would hike out to the woods for some poplar to smoke salmon straight from the docks. We all swooned and swore it was the best salmon we ever had in our lives.

Darren grilled kabobs until the prawns were beautifully smoky and the vegetables lightly charred and sweet.

I made grilled prosciutto-wrapped haricot verts with a caper lemon sauce. I think I could quite happily eat this every week for the rest of my life. :-)

One afternoon Kat made us the prettiest tea I've ever seen...

...then read aloud to us while we nibbled on desserts from the bakery. It ended up being one of my favorite nights as after dinner we all got cozy in the living room under quilts and blankets and took turns reading aloud from "Politically Correct Bedtime Stories." Toby had us doubled over with laughter as he did all the voices for "The Three Codependent Goats Gruff." :-)

Now it's time for a hot cup of tea. :-) Happy Summer Dreaming!


  1. That was a nice dose of Summer. Much needed. I miss wearing skirts.

  2. I'm so glad you liked it, Amuse. I needed it too. :-)

  3. Thanks for the lovely summer photos! That hanging flower basket is spectacular! It's actually a bit spring-like here in Portland today.

    Happy Wednesday!

  4. You are welcome, Ungourmet! Isn't it amazing? I live near a little Dutch town and they have these baskets hanging along Main Street in the summer. Love it!! :-)

  5. You're responsible for making me hungry and craving summer.

  6. It is summer in my heart as well, especially after looking through these pictures. I could also use one of those smoothies :D

  7. I'm so glad, Joanne! :-) I'm back at home and shivering again - time to crank up the heater and feel that summery warmth. :-)