Deviled eggs. A humble platter of classic comfort food gets such a lift when paired with fresh herbs and a little artful shake of this and that. It's always been one of my secret favorite indulgences, but I tend to only make it for a crowd. Now that we have chickens... it might be our contribution to every gathering. Had a couple friends over on Friday night... these were devoured! It's summer finger food at its very best! favorite additions to the yolk mix:
good mayo, umeboshi plum vinegar, finely chopped celery & red onions, capers
favorite sprinkles for the top:
chives, dill, coarse black pepper, and aleppo pepper
p.s.The Friday night ladies and I hung out on my deck with my "new chairs", wine, yummy snacks (see above)... there was some knitting, laughter, and all the good stories that happen when women gather. Here's a peek before they arrived and the twinkle lights were strung. Note: every single piece of furniture (including the hammock swing) has been discovered at a garage sale. It's taken years for the deck to come together, but it was worth the wait... it's truly the most inviting and relaxing place to be. The children and I eat, play games, draw and read out here every single moment that we can.
p.p.s. that wicker couch needs to be sealed and is calling out for white paint!