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summer nights

One of the things I love about early summer (especially as we pretty much skipped spring this year) is being outside at all times of day and hanging out with friends.
summer barbecue. tidytipsy
summer barbecue. tidytipsy
The boys must always have meat of course. Me, not so much. I feast on pasta salads, grilled feta cheese with dried tomatoes and lots of garlic butters, tuna spreads and guacamole.
summer barbecue. tidytipsy
summer barbecue. tidytipsy
summer barbecue. tidytipsy
It turned quite chilly as the sun went down, but I’m already loving this summer.


outdoor weather

We’ve been having very warm and sunshiny weather for the last two weeks and it really feels like summer already, so we had a few friends over for May punch with sweet woodruff and strawberries and to have the first barbecue of the year.
The May punch (I know it’s not May yet, but the timing was good this weekend for everyone so we were a week early) turned out really nice. I have sweet woodruff growing on my balcony and froze the leaves for two hours before letting them sit in white wine for another 1-2 hours. The strawberries add sweetness and the punch smelled deliciously of the sweet woodruff.
Everybody brought along something and we had lots of salad, tomatoes with mozarella cheese and mizuna leaves from our balcony, feta quiche and garlic butter.

Grilled feta cheese with pepper puree and dried tomatoes (soo delicious).

It was warm enough to sit outside and talk long after dark.

I do hope spring makes a comeback, but I quite liked this summer preview as well.