lost in my backyard


i love holiday weekends because they give me an excuse not to work (ok, i’m sneaking in at least 2 appointments but it feels less obligatory).  i intend to sleep late saturday morning and find my way into my garden and then organize for a nice bbq with a family we’re getting to know.  my kind of gathering: 4 adults, 2 teenagers, a hiding cat and a visiting well-behaved dog.  all, hopefully, outside in the garden.  the irises are in bloom and there are beautiful yellow climbing roses, 2 of at least 7 clematis vines in bloom and even the newly planted tomato plants are starting to look established as they climb upwards.  still a lot of weeding to be done and basil to be planted – i’m hoping no one notices. 

and late lunch/dinner in the garden! 

Cheeses and Olives

Grilled Flank Steak over Arugula

dressed with olive oil and lemon

Orzo with Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes and mint

Grilled Asparagus

One big crusty bagette

and then, another day to laze about.  oh happy holiday weekend! 



3 Responses to lost in my backyard

  1. Kathryn says:

    Note to self: Visit Bean during the spring, summer, or fall next time. Your weekend plans sound perfect!

  2. Janet says:

    yep perfect, well except for the flank steak

  3. Karen K. says:

    I’m finally joining you on your blogspace; I tend to procrastinate. I’m so sorry you all got sick and we couldn’t get lost in the garden with you!

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