Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday Evening Supper on the Lawn

Just a few snapshots from last night's supper with friends out in our backyard.  In case you are wondering, we served the following:

Coconut Cream Trifle
Fresh zucchini and cucumber pasta salad
Rustic basil and walnut pesto with warm, homemade baguettes
Zucchini bread

Coconut Cream

1/4 c sugar
8 tsp cornstarch
2 c coconut milk ( the rich stuff in the can)
1 tsp vanilla (or the seeds of one vanilla bean)

Mix together sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in coconut milk and heat over medium heat, whisking often until thickened. Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla and set aside for 5 minutes.  Pour into a glass bowl and press plastic wrap or parchment paper on top to prevent skin from forming. Chill before serving.

Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Beanilla.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Home: Sailing

Time at home was beautiful.  We spent much of our time outdoors: hiking, sailing, canoeing.  Here is a glimpse of our time sailing with Barry's family.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Glorious Calm

Such is life in the Adirondacks.  But it was bittersweet.  Glorious as it was, it's not the same without the beautiful noise of dozens of children at play, the hug of dear Lizzy, and the buzz, fatigue, and energy of a camp in action.

But life is nothing if not changing.  Bringing twists and turns and new roads to travel.  Maybe the greatest beauty takes time to see, time for our eyes to adjust to new shades and shapes of beauty.  But I thank God for restoring times of stillness and calm that the wilderness can bring.  It was just what I needed.