[Wednesdays at Eight] Rachel from Through Painted Deserts

Thursday, September 12, 2013

[Honey-Bourbon Pulled Chicken from Healthy. Delicious.]

 I am thrilled about starting this new blog series, Wednesdays at Eight. I've been thinking a lot about what it means to build community around the table, about everyday meals and celebrating the ordinary. I've been thinking about all the planning and preparation that comes before making dinner and the unique routines that make those dinners possible. This is my take on Bon Appetit's My Morning Routine. Breakfast has its own rituals of morning coffee, reading, sometimes frantic preparation for the day. Dinner is different. Dinner is about winding down. It's about experiencing gratitude for the day. It's about relief after a day of work and about sharing experiences over a meal. A billion thanks to Rachel for kicking this series off! Here's a peek into her dinner routine...

planting seeds.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I'm discovering, as I become older and hopefully wiser, that there are themes that emerge for each figurative season in my life. Lately...

a week in paris (via my iphone).

Thursday, September 5, 2013

//Versailles by day, wedding by night//

//the clouds matched the garden!//
//the freshest produce at the Versailles market//
//my favorite garden in Versailles//

//a chocolate themed reunion brunch//
//the best place in the world to celebrate four years//
//bests and the newly engaged couple//

//my favorite view//
//buckets and buckets of peonies, my favorite//

//picnic part I on the Seine before picnic part II at the Eiffel Tower//

//ahh, Montmarte//
//piggy latte for breakfast//
I'm feeling nostalgic about Paris even though it's only been a couple months since I was there. It's the city of so many memories and emotions for me, sadness and heartbreak and beauty and love. Paris is the most beautiful place in the world to cry, and the most romantic place in the world to kiss. I would spend part of every summer in Paris if I could. Even though there is a big, wide world of places to visit, I'll never get tired of spending those long summer days in the city of lights.

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