Simon is a wonderful dog in so many ways but his ability to steal food is pretty extraordinary! He waits until your attention is diverted and then he strikes as quick as lightening and all you are left with are a few pieces of plastic or a plate. Don’t let his innocent stance fool you . . . one time he ate a whole pan of fudge, another time a whole rotisserie chicken!
After a lovely dinner dinner with special guests (more about that another day) I was too tired to clean up. The next day I came downstairs and noticed that in the glowing light of morning the remnants of our apres dinner tea looked so homey. A little turquoise teapot, a few dogwood branches and candles burned down, little reminders of a pleasant evening spent with friends.
Turquoise has always been my favorite colour as long I can remember. Maybe there was a short pink phase but blue greeny hues never cease to fascinate me. Perhaps it is because even though I was a girl, my mother often dressed me in blues & turquoise. Or perhaps it is because it is the colour of the sky and the sea. I really can’t explain why this particular colour gives me so much joy but I never seem to get sick of it.
Here are a few more photos from Susan Hermann Loomis’ lovely cooking school On Rue Tatin. It was so thrilling to open her gate and see the beautiful courtyard with a tealy turquoise table and chairs!