Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Solstice Sistah

It's hot. Really hot.
I'm swimming in iced tea and cold chicken sandwiches. The AC is on for the first time this year.
But really, I got nothin'.
Happy Summer.


shuna fish lydon said...

swim on over to eggbeater today. i have somethin' on bush you and cranky'd appreciate.

hey, also, have you been to lark creek in since Michael Otsuka took over?

laughingrat said...

I inadvertantly celebrated the Solstice by having a proper dinner for once, albeit a simple one. Steak and good bread and red wine. That's pretty celebratory in my book. :-D

cookiecrumb said...

Shuna, I had a not-great lunch there recently, but I'm not sure who was in the kitchen. I'm dying for it to be great; I'll give it another try at dinner.
Cruisin' on over to see your politicism now!
LR: What an inadvertent proper accident! I think my Solstice dinner is gummi bears. Wait, maybe tofu.

Alina Chau said...


Passionate Eater said...

Relish the sunshine Cookie Crumb! Break out the lemonade pitcher and the ice cubes!! Before you know it, it will be rainy March again.

Dagny said...

Happy Summer to you as well.

It was so hot today that all I could make myself consume most of the day was lemonade -- lots of it. By this evening I figured I should have some solids so I made a Cobb salad. But it's hot so no blue cheese dressing. Instead I used crumbled blue cheese with the strawberry balsamic I picked up on my last trip to TJ's and walnut oil. If it wasn't so hot, I could go enjoy some Haagen Dazs.

Jennifer said...

You have air conditioning! I'm jealous. Quite toasty here in Novato...

cookiecrumb said...

Turned out my supper yesterday was a bowl of Straus organic raspberry ice cream. It's unbelievable. Get some if you can. Oh my.

Even hotter today; the menu features a panzanella to be constructed at a picnic site (to be determined), iced tea and peaches.

Sam said...

you have AC? j.e.a.l.o.u.s...

cookie - have you been to Tabla yet???

i am going to marin for a dinner party tonight

thankfully the plan is for outside dining.

I am wilting here in SF

cookiecrumb said...

OK: The AC was built in at this 30-year-old townhouse when we bought it, and it's running about as well as you might expect a 30-year-old unit to run. I would never have installed it myself, but it's nice for those one or two days a year...
Sam: Yes, I had a stunning duck dosa at Tabla. Lunchtime. I hope it's cool and breezy this evening! Bring something sexy to fan yourself with.

Sam said...

duck dosa? they had duck?
When the Duck was that?
I never had duck dosa
and I am the duck lover.
Mwah mwah mwah.
I am jealous, damn it.

Sam said...

they have a new chef. it must be his doing. i have to go back and see

cookiecrumb said...

Settle down, there! It was a few months ago. I introduced myself to Suzanne and mentioned you. The duck dosa was a special of the day, curried with fruit, I believe, and the little chutneys accompanying it were perfect. (It's 8:02 now, a slight breeze is up and the sun is going behind the hills... Hope you're having a nice dinner.)

Sam said...

it was awesome

15 people sitting in a tranquil San Rafael garden filled with lemon, orange, peach and fig trees.

spanish cured meats, olives, blood sausage,

tomatoes with anchovies,
russian potato salad

rabbit with peppers,

chocolate sandwiches,
spanish cheeses,

little almond cinnamon cakes

lots of nice wine,
new friends

lucky us.
especially since you were thinking of us...

thank you