July 19, 2009

a neuvaine and a salad …

Today, we will be celebrating  my father’s neuvaine . Friends and family, we will all praying for him … It is taking place in a lovely church in a little village he really liked … I don’t know if you are familiar with this tradition or not … it is quite important for us, not as important as the funerals ceremony  but it has its own importance in the  mourning  process

Then we will all eat together , hopefully outdoor …  I made pasta salad for the occasion … basically everything comes from my garden ( yep … I do grow pasta in my garden ) : cherry tomatoes, cucumber, basil, parsley, chives … I added some raisins and a balsamic vinegar dressing …. very fresh and flavorful.

I still have to make my now famous (well famous HERE) Greek pasta salad with olives and feta.   The best part is the dressing, which is a combination of green onions, basil, vinegar and parmesan cheese, all turned into a thick liquid in the food processor. Concocted with  black olives, crunchy red peppers, chunks of feta and juicy tomato …Need i to say more ?

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I do not forget about the pictures of our little ocean trip … here is a quick preview , as the weather was turning very … stormy  and very …ethereal … It was just before we left …. a few seconds later I was “attacked” by some nasty and malicious hailstones … 


I wish you a wonderful Sunday …. you know what I am doing ..; what will you be doing ??

14 commentaires:

Kellie Collis said...

Your food looks divine!

pranksygang said...

The food looks delicious!!
i have too much assignments to complete.. aggrrr.. so i have to fill my pen with ink and keep writing till mid night :(

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Sabine your salad looks divine, I hope your day is spiritual, peaceful and filled with loving memories.

Sunshine said...

You'll be in my thoughts today while your family remembers your father. I'm finally going to get my hair colored (I know I said last weekend, but stuff came up).

caroline joy said...

I love that photo on the beach. I actually love the beach when it is stormy -- one of my favorite times. I wish you a peaceful day.

down and out chic said...

you pasta looks delicious. mmmmm. i will be spending my sunday healing my silly foot which is not behaving itself. no fun.
i hope today is filled with peace for you and your family.

andrea creates said...

Alas I will probably not be doing anything very interesting to talk about.
Your pasta salad looks delicious!

Simply Mel said...


I'm hoping your day is filled with comforting memories of your papa.

The salad looks amazing - thank you for sharing.

I'm making fresh blackberry scones (the first yummy blackberries of the season!).


Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

these salads look so amazing!!!!

my hubby will be making dinner tonight! Steaks. (maybe i could try some of your salads?)

hope today went ok for you.
all my best.

Alicia said...

I must try that dressing, if only to dip veggies in!!!
I'm happy to see humor again rising through your posts.. pasta very funny.
I pray your day was filled with memories of your wonderful father.
I'm simply reading all my friends of the blog world & relaxing with coffee & kitty.

Coco Bean said...

As I have said before, you are a strong person and I send you a million the well wishes.
As for your salad, yum! Where do I get a pasta plant??

My name is PJ. said...

Hope you had a blessed day, Sabine. What is the translation of 'neuvaine'? The salad looks scrumptious, but the shore looks even better. I love sand and sea!

Caroline at Caroline's Lost and Found said...

Oh, that salad looks delicious! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Take care, Caroline

ticklishfromadistance said...

This looks so delicious. I hope your day is peaceful and wonderful. xox g.

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