Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Welcome Dinner on Whidbey Island

MN's family sure knows how to make a gal feel welcome. They cooked up a dinner comprising veg and fish plucked fresh from the garden and the sea.

MN's dad caught and grilled this honkin' slab o' salmon. And the zucchini came straight from the backyard bordering the lawn bordering the sea.

The juicy, sweet tomatoes also came from just outside the back door of their lovely little oceanside cottage on Whidbey Island, WA, along with their home in Moraga, CA.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Snack Time on the San Juan Islands

During the Labor Day holidays, every afternoon under the apple trees: wine, cheese, fruit, Wallace Stegner, MN and me, with Annie the cow contentedly chewing her cud nearby ... or calling out a big hello (moo).