A simple summer meal with friends

August 5, 2011 at 7:00 am | Posted in Dessert, Dinner, Entertainment | 9 Comments

You know what makes me happy?? Meeting friends through the internet (insert winky face here, haha)… Some of these friends include Julie and Meg! Julie and I get to see each other once a month for Cookbook Club, and Julie and Meg have a lovely tradition of going to the JFX Farmer’s Market every Sunday followed by brunch, but Meg and I don’t see each other hardly enough! Meg just moved uptown in Baltimore close to where I used to live when I was at Hopkins and has been busy decorating up her new house! It is lovely, I love her style, I can’t wait to watch the transformation unfold on her blog!

So it was definitely time for a mini reunion. We all came together and each made a delicious dish for a wonderful little evening in the living room! Here was Julie’s salad. Amazingly delicious. Sugar snap peas, sliced radishes, goat cheese and some spices (sumac??). She found it at epicurious, I will definitely be making it again!


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Meg whipped up a simple shrimp salad for our entree. Bowtie pasta with celery, shrimp, just a bit of mayo and a good helping of Old Bay!


Perfectly summery and pretty light because of the scant use of mayo.

We had lovely china to use for dinner with her ivory silverware.


I whipped up a pound cake (via Ina recipe) and topped it with sweetened whipped cream and some raspberries and blackberries. So beautiful and simple.


We took residence in the living room and it wasΒ  fun night full of gossip and other fun discussions!


Love the use of a footstool for a mini dinner table. And we also had some cocktails: limeade with some rum. So refreshing!!!


There is nothing more satisfying than sharing a meal with your friends. Can’t wait for two more rounds of it this weekend! One at my house tonight and one in Shirlington, VA!



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  1. Simple and beautiful. I’m especially eyeing that gorgeous dessert.

    • Why thank you Nisrine! How did you find my blog?

  2. That’s such a pretty picture you took of my salad!!

    That was a fun dinner and I loved Meg’s salad and your pound cake.

  3. OMG! you got a picture of the shoe collection! my mother would faint if she saw that.

    it was such fun spending time with you two!


    • haha shoe collection πŸ˜€

  4. I love my internet friends, too. What a fun and delicious meal!

  5. Those radishes…I want one now!

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