(That’s the sound a horse makes )
On our way to Charlottesville, we spend a night with Karen’s friends Mary + Greg, who have a gorgeous farm house just outside of Danville. They board horses too, so we got to spend some time petting them (no riding though, as we didn’t have permission, time or the bravery on my part (I had a bad experience on a horse when I was young and am still scared of riding them) )
Matt wasn’t scared though and was going to get on one bareback before all the women in the house said absolutely not!
Zoom in to check out the personality on the vehicle
Mary has a huge vegetable garden! We had so much fun inspecting the growth
Nature’s perfect snack – tomato + basil
The dinner loot!
Cocktail hour nibbles (x2)
I had a splash of white while I prepped a tomato, cucumber, basil, feta salad for dinner
Seasoned with lemon, olive oil and S+P
Mary fried up some green tomatoes!
Mmmmm my favorite!
I am obsessed with their beautiful dining room + table!
I am also in love with these little dishes
I had a virgin seltzer cocktail with bitters and lime while we cooked
For dinner, Karen brought her French beef casserole
The garden veggies, grilled
Great Harvest sourdough, broiled to a crisp
My plate – a taste of everything and a small glass of pinot. I had seconds on the tomato + cuc salad.
Thank you to Mary and Greg for having us over!
A while after dinner I had two of Karen’s date squares
While we sat around the pool. It was SO COLD for July!
Happy 4th Of July!
Matt and I woke up at 6:20 to get in some fresh air and exercise before breakfast. We ran about 4 miles up the long driveway road and onto the main road, where we saw beautiful rolling hills, horses and fields of green.
After our run I made the most delicious bowl of oatmeal!!
- Half a cup oats
- 2/3 a cup water
- 1/4 cup whole milk (all we had – but probably part of the deliciousness!)
- Tbsp raisins
- Pinch salt
- Plash almond extract
- 2 tbsp Bare Naked Granola (travel pack I brought)
- Some coconut (found in the cabinets!)
- 1 tsp brown sugar (the bananaless oats needed some sweetness)
- Spoonful old fashioned Jiff. (yes, this PB is better than no PB)
And a half mug of coffee
Love my red, white and blue country!
We just had a wonderful blog lunch, a sightseeing ride, gelato and are now at the hotel – wireless finally!