A long time blog reader, Faith and her friend Lisa came over for lunch yesterday afternoon. Faith lives in France, works with W.H.O. and also is an artist.
The summer day was hot, and nearly too uncomfortable to sit outdoors, fortunately that did not stop us from enjoying the moment.
Faith brought over blanched almonds with rosemary and rose wine. The rest of the menu came from the town's village gardener: Melon, salad, zucchini, tomatoes...
Ruth and I bought an entire collection of antique fabric from a textile artist who recently retired, hence the old matelas (mattress cover) textile now is a tablecloth. We will be selling the pieces as soon as we stop admiring them.
Through FB I found out that Faith was celebrating her birthday. Since I am not known for making desserts I went to our local bakery, lucky me that the bakery is literally around the corner or 105 steps away... Yes I am haunted by the aroma of baked goods and baguettes everyday.
Raspberry, macaroon, chocolate, tartlettes...
In Provence it is a tradition to take one of the lit birthday candles and let it burn down, instead of blowing it out. As the candle burns down it is a way to remember the pass year, to say goodbye to it as you welcome in the new year ahead.
What do you wish for?
Faith at lunch
enjoying life at hand.