No Hurry Dinner

September 7th, 2017 § 0 comments

Oddly warm afternoon at HG/BSK’s oceanfront paradise on Prince Edward Island. Winds disappeared, Bright sun. Calm sea. HG/BSK and Toby, The Wonder Dog, clambered down to the beach in front of the HG/BSK home. HG, a naturist, stripped and plunged into the sea. Very cold initially. But, vigorous swimming made it comfy for the oldster’s body. BSK walked the shoreline and collected an abundance of beach glass. Toby frolicked. Fun for all. Hot showers followed and then a leisurely dinner, suitable for warm weather. A small vodka with orange bitters for HG. Then, while BSK attended to a computer chore, HG had a typical Paris bistro treat (one often enjoyed by Julia Child): Thinly sliced fresh red radish with butter, sea salt and red wine. Listened to Mozart. Some 30 minutes later, BSK cooked a special treat: Farmers Market zucchini blossoms and okra. Dipped in beaten egg. Rolled in seasoned flour. Fried in a minimal amount of sizzling canola oil. Dusted with smoked black pepper and, of course, sea salt. Wondrous. A long pause as wine was drunk and HG/BSK exchanged observations on life, politics (unfortunately), food. Finally, the meal climaxed with with voluptuous omelets stuffed with shitake and oyster mushrooms; shallots and feta cheese. As always, the omelets were lightly browned on the outside and lushly creamy and soft on the inside. BSK and SJ (BSK’s culinary pupil) make incomparable omelets. Fortunate HG.

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