I wasn't so sure that Priscilla was going to see lots of action.. it simply was not a day for hot tea, even tho I like hot tea on hot days, but no everyone does. Nevertheless, there was upsolutely no way I was going without her.
Michelle and her daughter Maddy and Tuala their dog, had prepared a lovely luncheon in the shady part of the garden and as I thought, no hot tea, but refreshing glasses of Lemon/Orange Perrier. Michelle's garden is lovely and as much as the summer heat had parched the gras, heir flowers were in abundance in beautiful shades of red and violet.
and BlueJays joined us to enjoyed the waterbath. Priscilla in the meantime, patiently waited for us in the sitting area of the house, kept company by sturdy cottagers mugs.
Lunch was delicious, young spinach leaves with arugula and garden herbs, raspberries and blackberries, with a lovely blueberry vinegrette and sprinkle with bluecheese... and freshly steamed schrimps, tossed in a savory garlic sauce, some homegrown tomatoes and boccochini and a simple baguette to dunk it all up. YUM!
As it was getting hotter and hotter, we decided to move our visit into the cooler home and we were ready for a simply cup of tea. It was a lovely green tea, tossed with a sprig of Mint with a little bit of honey... just enough to sweeten it and I christined it Shanty Bay Mint. Michelle and Maddy were delightful hosts and Tuala had made friends with Priscilla in the meantime and you can see why!
I had a lovely time and so did Priscilla, I am sure she now wants a pet.
Next stop, Thursday, a very special event hosted by my friend Kathryn Asaro Mayers... so make sure you check in again. Ingrid and Priscilla