My two best friends were here for the weekend. And Dennis went out of town (smart guy.)
We had a great time. Washington DC was looking it’s Springtime best, so we snuck in a sunrise cherry blossom tour. (The only time to drive around the Tidal Basin.)
A few highlights, in photos.
My garden: early little tulips
My garden: happy tulips. see the pink one in the back? have no idea where it came from.
martinis in the grown ups room (living room) w/cheddar crackers & habanero gold jam
snacks: cheese crackers, duck liver terrine, rice crackers, new Spring fromage,
habanero gold jam, strawberries glazed with balsamic & black pepper
Saturday morning the hyacinths all bloomed. intoxicating aroma.
lunch charcuterie was homemade chanterelle laced terrine, cornichons & mustard
out of the larder: sour cherries in light syrup and apricots in vanilla syrup
duck breasts scored, seared, served in sour cherry, thyme sauce
roasted golden beets and ricotta salata over baby arugula with horseradish dressing
Sunday morning, 7am, Washington, DC Tidal Basin – Cherry Blossoms
Sunday brunch: apricots & yogurt, Kaki’s Strangled Eggs, scones,
my homemade breakfast sausage & bacon, caprese salad (local hydroponic tomatoes)
My garden: even in the rain, the tulips were cheerful
My garden: Monday morning, heading to the airport, cherry tree starting to bloom, star magnolia in full bloom, boxwood are recovering from the deep snow