4th of July


A dove is nesting our avocado tree, inches from the dinner table on the deck.  To judge from our conversation, it may as well be Kate Middleton.


And as the eggs prepared to hatch, casual fare (mixed grill) and neon claws for the 237th birthday.



I tried a hack of the excellent chocolate dessert at Greens and Vines, by combining equal parts coconut butter and cacao powder with a little sugar (they use agave) and chilling in a springform pan.  Fudgelike, featherlight and delicious– and such an antimatter-dense concentration of calories and dollars that NASA rang while we were finishing dessert.


Happy Birthday, USA.Image


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