Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

2013 - First Meal In the Garden

 Sunday it was a beautiful day
Warm and wonderful
Husband Jim and I decided to have Sunday Lunch
in the garden

We were in the midst of garden chores
Some fun 
(like the planting of my living wreath)
others not so much
(weeding the herb beds)

An easy lunch
Mostly in the oven
So we could work on chores

A provencal tablecloth from Williams Sonoma
The blue Asiatic Pheasant
which I bought, actually, for al fresco dining
But somehow we've turned it into our everyday plates
And a soft linen napkin

A habit we acquired while in Italy
a bottle of Pellegrino

The Spring pansy wreath
which encircles my newest concrete statue
who's holding a wee green fern.

A dinner of ham, asparagus and a tian
served family style

A small ham
(it is just the two of us after all)
Roasted arparagus

And a tian of zucchini, tomatoes and potatoes
sprinkled with cheese

Sigh -- no dessert
But there will be cake at tea!

And then four hours later . . . 
the storm came!

It's Thursday and I'm sharing our first meal in the garden with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and with Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Lunch looks delicious. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the beauty of the day before the beast arrived.

The Tablescaper said...

Ah, to be in the garden.

- The Tablescaper

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love the living wreath around the garden angel!! The blue dishes are so pretty and your meal looks fabulous.

Sarah said...

Dining in the garden is a favorite place for us. Glad you had a pretty day to enjoy a meal alfresco.

Marlis said...

Your garden is lovely. Wow. The living wreath is so pretty. Love the table. Just how I would love to spend my time. Good food, excellent setting with someone I love.. you have it all. So glad you got to enjoy the weather. I was duststormed out and then we had snow!!! blessings, xo marlis

donna baker said...

Perfect. I hope you will remind me, but I have an antique pair (a husband's and a wife's) of handmade English style riding boots from Ft. Scott, KS. They are so pretty and I dared not part them, so I have them packed away in a container. I need to find them and send you a picture.

Diane said...

Oh, how pretty! I would love to be entertaining outside - it was 82 degrees here yesterday. However, everything in the state of Georgia is covered with yellow pollen and it is useless to try to clean it off of everything, until it has finished falling! I love what you did with your Asiatic Pheasant plates. I own those, too, but have never used them in a tablescape. Your food looks awesome - love the way you cooked and presented the vegetables.

On Crooked Creek said...

Yes!!! Dear friend, we too, were just beginning to enJOY Spring in the Garden on our deck...and then the ICE hit!
Lovely tablescape and a whole meal that is simply divine!!!
Perhaps in a few days, both you and I, can once again enJOY the Gardens!!!

Marigene said...

It is so nice you have been able to dine outside, till a little cool for us. I thought I heard you got lots of very damaging hail recently. I am still waiting for the real spring to show up, not this fickle one that comes for a day or two then leaves.

Alycia Nichols said...

Eeeek....I'm glad the storm held off long enough for you to enjoy this beautiful table setting with that gorgeous Spring centerpiece! The food looks fabulous!!!!!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a lovely place to dine! Garden's are the best!

hugs, Linda

Canadian Chickadee said...

oh wow, what a beautiful table -- and how lucky that you managed to get to eat outside before the storm hit! Have a great weekend. xoxoxo