Our table last night in our courtyard.
Friends from blogging, I have met at least three hundred blogger friends, most at our home. Peggy and her husband are staying in the Tiny House, and like Gail, Jan, Sara... they love it. What is not to love about off the beaten path, in Provence, where dreams can spread there wings and fly?
Peggy and her husband came for drink last night, they told us how wonderful it was to be submerged in France where you senses are indulged, where even if you do not speak French you are cared for, and where there are a million trails at your fingers tips to walk off the calories that come with amazing cheese and wine.
Peggy, who goes by Coco is a cook and writes a lovely blog where there are recipes galore.
Sitting outside around nine in the evening, cool breeze, the end of summer, perfection.
We shared stories, personal, tender, antidotes of life, and what it is like to be in France living amongst history, another language and culture.
The house next door, the one we bought recently is nearly completed, I imagine by next week it should be ready to go. I will miss the creative adventure, yet very excited to get back to Cassis to wrap up the renovations over there. I wish I could do this for a living, I truly love it! If you or anyone you know is looking for a house in Provence and need someone to come in and do it up... let me know.
Guess what, the house on the other side of us is for sale. It is 2000 + square feet, has a small garden, on three floors, has a vaulted stone basement, needs complete renovations, would be a perfect B & B, has four bedrooms and three baths... and it is under market value.
On another note, Peggy went to a nearby market, and the vendor shared a recipe using melon. As Peggy told me about it I did a mental grocery check of my fridge, I had all the ingredients. I tried it tonight for Philippe and Patrice, who both love to cook, WOWOWOWOW was it delicious!
Melon with Avocado
Take a melon and cube it in big chucks
Crumbled Feta cheese,
(I added a table spoon of finely sliced green onion)
Chopped fresh mint,
You won't regret it.
You won't want to share it either.
Do you have a summer treat to share?