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A Week-Night City Table for Three

Last week we had a new friend, author Julia Reed, over for a week-night meal in town.  She was in Seattle working on an article and I really wanted to have a quiet eve in other than take her to a bustling restaurant where the pace is much quicker and the space is much louder.  Plus I think a meal in your home is so much more memorable.  The dahlias just so darn abundant the choices in the Market were crazy good.  I pulled out glassware we have not used in forever, set a simple table, lit a few candles–and we were set for an evening of much laughter & many stories.



 

 

Julia Reed’s South

20160428-063317.jpg Just arrived the other day at the shops, Julia Reed’s South. Part cookery book, part entertaining book, it is filled with family recipes and tips on being a gracious host/hostess. We have been a fan of her writing over the years, as her take on things and wit are such fun to read. Walking to dinner last eve, I told TPS what I connect most with is her view on life and relishing the small moments. This quote by Julia sums it up. “What I love about the South is that there is nothing too insignificant to celebrate, and if you’re really lucky you learn about grace and small joys, which are, after all, what make up big lives.”