19 July 2009


here's a recipe for a perfectly lovely summer evening:

  • picnicking in the lovely palm garden of the huntington library and gardens 
  • antipasto followed by stuffed grape leaves
  • an amazing salad of arugula, delicious heirloom tomatoes, full cream mozzarella cheese all drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper
  • munching on brownie, tart tatin, and fruit tart
  • music filtering through the trees
  • children dancing to the music 
  • sampling original recipe, made-with-cane-sugar dr. pepper---slightly fruitier and less carbonated than the typical stuff
  • wonderful conversation with doctor dean and doctor doctor
  • visiting the american art collection to see paintings by my favorite portraitist 
that, my friends, is just about the most perfect evening possible.


  1. I would say pretty close to perfection. As long as no humidity and bugs were present, all is ok...except the grape leaves...not a fan, maybe you aquire a taste for those! Glad you had fun!

  2. wasn't too humid. really a lovely evening temperature and weather wise. and i don't always like stuffed grape leaves, but these had been marinated and were delicious.

    wish you could come with me to the huntington sometime. you'd love it.