Archive for April, 2006

Discover Lavender

April is rapidly coming to a close. I have been so busy writing, cooking and gardening (also playing golf weekly), I have been somewhat sporadic in posting to my blog.

You must check out www.gildedfork.com. This site not only put lavender in the spotlight in April, the editor featured my article describing why I love lavender.

This site is a new discovery for me and I love it. I love the clean fresh look of the site, and I enjoy the recipes. I can hardly wait to try the Milk & Honey Lavender Sorbet….mmm mmm !

Speaking of delicious food, last evening we had dinner with friends. The dinner was one I will remember for a long time. The first course was Alaska Crab. Sweet and delicious, this was an amazing treat. I want to get the specific name of the type of crab. I have never seen it on the market here, and our host informed us that this was the first season in 5 years that fishing for this type of crab was permitted.

The main course was cod prepared in an almond reduction served beautifully on a bed of fresh greens. Fresh asparagus, avocado & tomato salad, brown rice completed the menu. Everything was simply delicious.

I must also mention how much I enjoyed the dessert. So simple and so good! Arranged on a cutting board, the hostess served fresh sliced apples, pears and strawberries along with two sweet dipping options — caramel and chocolate. Both dips were served warm. A perfect ending to a fabulous dinner.

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