Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer is Here

Only a few days ago summer arrived with the solstice, and with it the softening of days under the bright force of a high, hot sun. Summer is a season of contrasts - the invigorating cool of early mornings that promise languid heat in lazy afternoons. The deep wisdom of plants bursting forth from the earth, doing their work, and the frivolous gaiety of animals playing in the fields.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
here oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
ith sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight.
 "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet in Ice Bowls from Kitchen Vignettes on Vimeo.

Kitchen Vignettes by Aubergine is a wonderful food blog.  Even if you don't cook, her videos are beautiful and always so evocative of the moods that foods create.  One feels the food rather than tastes it.

Bon appetit!

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