Eating outside in the right weather is such a lovely activity. Last night, my mom newly arrived and the sun setting just enough to provide a vague coolness to ease in, we set our deck table and served things family style: corn on the cob; panzanella (an Italian bread salad); mozzarella with tomatoes, basil and peppery oil; and some utterly unremarkable white wine which we all agreed should never have been bottled nor ever drunk again. Do NOT, I beg of you, purchase The Royal chenin blanc from S. Africa. Mom and Elia picked it up last week, and it's absolutely flabby rubbish.
Bygones, the dinner was so nice, and had I not eaten the rest of the plum tart as my afternoon snack, I know others would have enjoyed it for dessert. Tonight, T and I get to go out to dinner and stay at a hotel downtown, our anniversary present from my family. Doesn't that sound fabulous?!?! #feellucky