While I may have had a rough time of things these past weeks, one area which hasn't suffered is the food I've been given thanks to my mother's clever culinary creativity.
It was the meatiest of times, it was the veggiest of times....
Already this week, you've seen a lovely treat of pizza and ice cream, but the weekend before that, Bertie and I feasted on beautifully-grilled filet mignon, noodles with pesto, roasted baby eggplant and a beautiful tomato mozzarella salad with creamy avocado.
That delightful dinner was followed with a brown sugar and but pound cake which was served with fresh whipped cream and sliced, juicy peaches!
This was followed by a most fanciful and fancy dessert of homemade ice cream on the half-shell--literally. Well, maybe not too literally. My mother put her new oyster-shell dishes to good use, serving up pearls of ice cream with croutons of toasted pound cake and beautifully candied nuts!