Last week was crazy. This past weekend was crazy fun.
My friend Larry was in from New York. He's recently discovered his inner athlete and has begun swimming competitively.
He's a sun and fun kind of guy and over the years has taken me to the beaches of Capri and Nantucket, I've spent summers in Fire Island and winters poolside in Palm Springs with him but rarely does he come down our way.
He owns a gallery in Chelsea so a visit usually entails a museum or two. But not this visit. It was all about food and conversation and swimming.
Saturday night was a restaurant in DC. Sunday was supper at home.
We hung our wreath and roasted a pork shoulder a la Cubana, which entails a marinade complete with lime, orange and lemon juices, a jalapeno or two, garlic, shallots, olive oil and parsley for us, cilantro for you all. Then brushed with a hot pepper jelly for the last 15 minutes of roasting.There was acorn squash and beautiful black kale sauteed with onions , garlic, red pepper and olive oil and topped off with a splash of balsamic.
We fluffed the house and brushed the Lab and let a few bottles of wine breathe.
Next Sunday the tree. The following a visit from our garden mentors and then? A baby?