Lately I find myself, a lot alone at home.
I specially love it when I come back from the trekking with tourists.
I so appreciate the silence that welcomes me when I open the door.
Usually there are some cats sleeping in the entrance, I avoid them smiling.
These 3 are Molly’s little ones, Vincent Vega, Attilia and Pepe (even if she a girl)
We haven’t found anyone that wants them so, they will stay with us…
Enlarging our cat family from 6 to 9 cats.
Fortunately they usually stay outside.
When I’m particularly lucky, nobody shows up for dinner!
So I set the table for me alone, in front of the dying sun over our beautiful lake.
When I sit there looking out over the shining water, I let my thoughts run free.
Day dreaming, thinking, planning.
This regenerate and relaxes me, makes me feel happy.
This evening I used Dipladenia and Common Snapdragon flowers, together with long weed leaves, trying to catch the same color as the tablecloth. (A lovely gift from my dear friend Aldissima)
The jug is from Ikea.
This a very simple recipe, if you can call it a recipe.
Borlotti bean salad with tuna, onion & mint
Dried borlotti beans
180gr of canned tuna
fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, bay leave)
extra virgin olive oil
Fresh mint leaves
Cover the borlotti beans with water and leave over the night.
The next day drain the beans and put them in a pot and cover with water,add a bay leave, some sage and a sprig of rosemary.
Cook the beans until soft but firm.
Drain the beans and let cool.
Cut the onion in thin slices.
Mix the beans, with the onion, tuna and the fresh min leaves.
Season with pepper and olive oil.
Serve and enjoy