Sun, Sesame, Luck

Summer isn’t official until…

Mandoline-sliced cucumbers, rice vinegar, sea salt, a dab of sesame oil. We usually have this with somen–I like my cucumbers in with the Memmi-drenched noodles; the kids like it in a dish to the side. when it’s too hot to really cook. When I start buying cucumbers and getting out the mandoline, the kids know it’s summer.

This time, the Princess brought cukes home. She and the Prince were both excited. “It’s that time of year again, Mum.”

The sun on the dining room table turns the glass into jewels. I know it’s a dreadful season in many respects, but there are still good things. Some of them are even simple.

Have a lovely weekend, my dears. May we all have a little peace, and something tasty.