The oncoming heat of summer here in wine country has got us thinking about summer eats and entertaining. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite recipes, regardless of the time of year.
My canning buddy, Mary Radu, suggested we use her dehydrator to dry some for use during the non-persimmon season. I went to her house, loaded with persimmons and expecting another full day of work and education. To my surprise, it was easy.
A not-so-pleasant reality of country living came home to roost last night. At 10:30 last night. After a long day. Our boy Jake got sprayed by a skunk.
This weekend, we hosted an outdoor picnic for family and some of our daughter's friends. This is new enough to all of us that at times we were mesmerized by the scene: laughing friends and family holding glasses of sangria or wine while the sun shined on the vines in the background.