So we live in a big ol'heritage house in Robson. When we moved in, it was very unloved by the previous owners and was quite run down. It had a little tiny deck (think big enough to barely stand and put clothes on a line) that was practically rotting off the side of the house. The first year we lived here, we knew that little deck had to go and we dreamt of a big deck along the back of the house. I mean, you could totally see where a deck would go along the back. We couldn't believe there wasn't one there already! So we mapped it out and dreamed about it until the day my father in law called, bored, and wondered if we had any projects we needed to work on. Within the day, he was on his way up from Fernie and I had a large back hoe in my yard digging for deck posts.
We LOVE our deck. It's amazing. It's off the back of the house looking out towards the pool and kids swing set. It's private and quite and roomy. All year long we yearn for the summer days when we can have supper on the deck. And anticipate the day we can set up the deck, dig out the patio furniture and plant some flowers. Right now is the perfect time of year for our deck. My tomato plants are giant, flowers in full bloom and fountain mounted and trickeling (side note: we got the fountain for a wedding gift 6 years ago and my husband just rigged it up for me this year...sooo....it's a lovely addition...finally). Any meal we have on that deck is a favorite and it makes every glass of wine taste amazing!! Actually, it really does make every glass of wine on it taste amazing. Like, how does that happen?? It just like....breathes life into the wine....gently infusing it with summer and cool breeze with it's loving deck breath and woody deck soul. I mean, just the pop of the cork of any lovely red wine summer sipper echos off the deck posts with the most amazing tenor and reverb. We never waste a drop of red wine on that deck....come to to think of it, we usually polish off
So to sum up, my favorite summer meal/food for this months July Blog Group Posting is red wine. Deal with it.
And please check out our other members posts.......
Andes Cruz: http://www.andescruz.wordpress.com
Brad Severtson: http://hammeringoutaliving.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Krucoff: http://mysticalmythicalmetalwork.wordpress.com/
Barbara Donovan: http://barbaradonovan.blogspot.com/
stephanie clark: http://thethinkingsofacoldweathergirl.blogspot.com
Laura FLavin : http://modernbirdjewelry.blogspot.com