Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rock the Garden

The clouds broke. There were rows of color in the blankets spread over the hillside. A young woman danced. Laughing, the man next to her put his arm around her shoulder and kissed her forehead.

A little girl in front of us ate shaved ice - her lips were dyed blue raspberry. Across the street, a small group of people sat on a rooftop with their legs dangling over the side. There were dark trees behind the stage, and across the highway rose the basilica, warm with the sun. The air smelled like grass, beer, and smoke. The fringe on Sharon Jones' dress shook violently. In my beer-stained jeans, leaning against Aaron's chest, I was happy.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rhubarb Coulis

Yesterday Aaron and I made Straight from the Farm's Rhubarb Strawberry Napoleons with Rhubarb Coulis. What you feel when you look at Jennie's pictures is what I want to say about it - it was just as delicious as it is beautiful.

I doubled the coulis recipe and have a small jar of it left. This morning I swirled it into my yogurt and topped it with sliced strawberries and a handful of rolled oats. It was perfect.