Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunset at Sunset 2011
We have a great house. Little screened-in porch to keep the bugs out. Deck off the kitchen for grilling. Upstairs crow's nest for watching sunsets at Sunset.
Cassandra King. I cannot believe that I have just now discovered her. I learned, just as I finished this book, that she is married to Pat Conroy. I have read all of his books (he is the only non-fiction writer the Ex-Ex will read), but I had no idea that his wife is equally as talented. I hung on every word of that novel and was worn out emotionally by the time I finished it. (The main character, Dean, has a few things in common with moi...)
I am now engrossed in Italian food and wine, thanks to Sergio Esposito and Passion on the Vine. It is his memoir of Food, Wine, and Family in the Heart of Italy. It makes me really want to learn Italian, if only to be able to eat well. It makes me hungry for pasta and basil and olive oil and good red Italian wine and... you get the gist, n'est-ce pas?
A few photos...
The drink photo at the top of the post? A Wine Authorities cocktail.
Wine Authorities Porto Cocktail
1/3 glass Porto dry white port
2/3 glass tonic water
1/8 (or more, according to taste and glass size) lime, juice squeezed into glass, then lime dropped in
Bon appétit, Sunset Beach!