Sunday, 19 June 2011

A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Let's pack a picnic basket!

 Happy Father's Day!

Walk a little slower, Daddy,
Said a little child so small.
I'm following in your footsteps
and I don't want to fall...
author unknown

  For my first blog entry I wanted to share with you a special celebration that my family had last night in honor of Father's Day.  Celebrations for my family have always been a time of coming together and truly focusing on one another, distractions aside.  They have also been a time to celebrate beauty.  My mum always created the most wonderful decorative table settings and delicious foods that guided my imagination into a world of beautiful magical adventures. My dad always knew how to complement that with great conversation around the dinner table.
  Today I share with you what I have learned from my mum and dad and hope to pass on to my son, my deep passion for creating beautiful family celebrations.  So in honor of my father, husband, brother, son, grandmother and mum I present to you my picnic style Father's Day dinner setting. What followed in our home was a delicious picnic feast of sweet and spicy coleslaw, blue cheese and bacon potato salad, green bean and arugula pasta salad, BBQ ribs, BBQ duck, fresh berries, strawberry lemonade, buttermilk biscuit strawberry shortcake, a mixed berry pie and many memorable conversations to make this a celebration I will always remember... 

...and I would want to lead just right, 
And know that I was true;
So walk a little slower, Daddy, 
for I must follow you. author unknown

Happy Father's Day to you all!