WEEKEND POST 133

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This Weekly Suppers trackback is a light lunch that came together in minutes — composed salads of cucumber ribbons, edamame and chopped pistachios atop a roughly 1/2-inch-thick slice of super sweet locally-grown cantaloupe, simply dressed with a squeeze of lime, homemade mint oil + fresh mint and the first leaves of our baby spinach.

Sometimes combining what fresh ingredients you have (+ what matches!) makes for the pleasantest of mealtime surprises.

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WEEKEND POST 132

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Hello, Friends! What are your plans this weekend? Looks like the country will sweat it out in unity, some of us luckily saved by rain. But if it thunderstorms, consider forgoing that shower until the skies are clear. EEEEEK!

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WEEKEND POST 130

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Last week I finished reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. (Perhaps you’ve seen the magical film adaptation?) Irreverent and curious and wondrous, the words and illustrations brought me great joy.

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

What are you reading (or re-reading) right now? Recommendations welcome for my travels back to Charleston next week!

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WEEKEND POST 129

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Another soggy, busy week. We always try to take advantage of any free bits in the mornings and evenings to soak up some sun, but often it’s just not an option to really spend an appreciable amount outdoors until the weekend. Same for you?

Yesterday, during a brief break in the rains mid-afternoon, I surveyed the yard and gardens. Corn plants are still coming up, fig and pear trees already have tiny fruits, and our newly planted gardenias + the transplanted hostas are thriving. The foxglove looks healthy, but a few of its stalks and this monster gladiolus stem were casualties of the overnight storm. Naturally I brought them inside to brighten our room!

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