tastes of our weekend:
butter biscuits for breakfast over a fire, with strawberry jam and sharp cheese
foil roasted rosemary red onion
steak served over roasted beets with cottage cheese and thyme and lemon
challah bread, toasted, with fig spread
french toast with stewed apricots and crème anglaise

We drove out of the city on friday, pitched a tent by the water and watched a lightning storm over the lake. The waves sounded like the ocean. But the smells were pine and smoke instead of salt. We slept wrapped in a million blankets, pushing together for warmth. It rained hard on the tent. In the morning Thom built a fire with the driest wood he could find and I made biscuits in cast iron over the flames. We read and ate and played cards and skipped rocks and drove home with child like grins on our faces.


-taking an instagram break (was feeling overwhelmed)

18 comments:

  1. Your photography is just incredible.

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  2. can you please send the cast-iron camp biscuit recipe my way?
    and thank you for the link about marilynne robinson's work. she's an all-time favorite of mine.

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  3. A pretty kitchen. Sounds like a weekend of dreams.

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  4. Eeeek. This truly sounds like the perfect weekend! :)

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  5. That photo of the teapot is too beautiful x

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  6. this sounds so dreamy and perfect. xxx

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  7. Sounds like an amazing weekend!!!!

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  8. i looove you! camping sounds amazing! if you end your break you can see our photos from chicago! we are having tons of fun. but i misss you! xoxoxoxo my heart

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  9. Amazing photos and sounds like such a simple yet wonderful time!

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  10. mmm. all sounds so good! we have yet to go camping this season, we usually go early early spring when it's still quite freezing out at night, but it didn't happen this year, hopefully soon..

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  11. You have convinced me I need more camping in my life!

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  12. i love how you write, it's like a mini story!! and these pictures are wonderful, your photography is beautiful! :)

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  13. oh my goodness. is it ok that i cried when i read that last line in the leonard cohen article?

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