Well this has taken awhile, hasn’t it. Here we are, on the cusp of a new meetup (Thursday, August 20th at the Peach Pitt at 6.30. Theme: Orchard Fruits!) and I am only just posting the photos from our July meetup. I don’t know what my excuse is other than the days keep rolling past me at an unbelievable speed, and suddenly there’s a new month that is already half over, and I can barely remember my own name.
I do remember that we ate rather well last month at our summer appy and pool party, hosted by the glorious Lisa. I only have one recipe to go with the photos, so you’ll have to use the power of the big G(oogle) to look them up.
I’ve also forgotten the names of some of these delicious morsels, so I’m going to wind myself up and let myself go when it comes to the descriptions. First of all, you’ve got to start with the wine. On her kitchen wall Lisa has painted a saying that should be part of some kind of swearing in ceremony for people who move to the Okanagan.
We tried wine from one of Summerland’s newest wineries – Evolve Cellars. If you haven’t visited their tasting room yet, put it on your list! We also had some fabulous homemade Orange Muscat Dessert Wine, made I believe by Wendy’s hubby (correct me if I’m wrong!)
Then we ate. And ate some more. Because there were many, many treats. Behold, the selection.
I will now go through the awesomeness so you can drool, starting with the one photo I didn’t take because these little gems were hiding in their container and I forgot about them. They are Lory’s Camembert stuffed apricots wrapped in bacon. Yes, all of those things together. Thankfully she had taken a photo before she left for our meetup.
Now that we’ve done all that eating and wine drinking, let’s go for a swim in Lisa’s amazing salt water pool that that an amazing view of Okanagan lake. Swoon!
Of course if you’re glass isn’t quite empty, relaxing on the balcony and gazing at the view is also wonderful.
And those were our adventures last month. Join us this Thursday for another fun time! Our theme is Orchard Fruits, but if you’re being overrun by zucchini (which it seems everyone is), make something with that. Bake it or don’t – it’s all about celebrating what we grow here in Summerland.
Peace, love and tiny endives who rediscover their power and vote out Harper,