We have definitely developed a Greek theme in our kitchen this summer. We made dolmas. Then we made moussaka. Yesterday — jamais deux sans trois — it was a Greek-style salad. Some of the ingredients that make it Greek are: olive oil, oregano, lemon juice, black olives, and feta cheese. With tomatoes, lettuce, chives, cucumber, and roasted red peppers.
The day before yesterday, I snapped this photo of Walt and Tasha heading out into the vineyard for their morning walk. There aren't many mornings out of the year when Walt or I can go out in shorts and a t-shirt for the morning walk, but we have had more than our share of them this summer.
This is an example of our sunrises this summer. Today will be another warm, sunny day. The moonset was fantastic this morning, but I wasn't able to get a decent photo of it because it was just too dark outside for my cameras. I tried.
Today's lunch will be zucchini, bacon, and corn fritters made with buckwheat flour. Oh, the temperature when I got up at 5:00 was above 22ºC. Maybe today would be a good day to go for a ride in the Peugeot with the AC on full blast.
Yesterday, since the weather was so beautiful, I went to the musée des Arts premiers a.k.a. musée Jacques Chirac on Quai Branly in Paris. I wanted to see the American Indians’ art collections from Canada and the U.S. to check some of my own collections. It was a great disappointment, because what was exposed, even though beautiful, was so scant that I could have done much better on the Internet. The defunct Musée de l’Homme was so much better!ReplyDelete
I just heard somebody on Télématin say it was 37ºC in Paris yesterday. That's just plain too hot.Delete
The museum is built on huge stilts. After the visit, my friend and I sat in the shade for a drink at a buvette under the museum. There was a nice breeze and it was very pleasant.Delete
You were probably wearing a sweatshirt too, with a Damart thermal undershirt and a long-sleeved flannel shirt under it. Our thermometer said it was 31ºC here yesterday.Delete
I never owned and wear, for that matter, a flannel shirt.Delete
Sorry, I meant corduroy!Delete
Love this conversation. It's nice to know that CHM is enjoying the heatwave in Paris.Delete
Flannel? I had several plaids in the 1970s. They were ubiquitous.Delete
I have a closet full of flannels. I used to call them our uniform. A lot of people wear them here.Delete
We are leaving our rental apartment in Paris today and checking in to a hotel with A/C. Yesterday was unbearable!ReplyDelete
Paris can be horrible when it's hot like that. I have memories of times we had to just get out of town because it was unbearable. 1993. 2000. Do you have mosquitoes? Glad you have a hotel option.ReplyDelete
No mosquitoes. In all my trips to Paris I’ve never been here in the summer. We came this year because we tacked it on to the end of a four week trip to Scotland and Ireland. What were we thinking?!Delete
That salad is beautiful.ReplyDelete
I went to the supermarket today. And thanks to you, my dinner will be a beautiful green salad with feta cheese and greek olives and some fresh baked bread ... see, you have a lot of influence on your readers. You and your Photos !!
Hope you enjoyed it, Candice.Delete
Hope you got to see the lunar eclipse, supposedly the longest and bestest ever. Not in North America, apparently.ReplyDelete
Our weather turned completely cloudy just in time to hide the lunar eclipse.Delete
I take that back. Walt got up at 11 p.m. and saw the lunar event. I was sound asleep.Delete