Making time for each other and sharing a little treat now and again keeps things fresh and introduces a wee bit of fun.
Lunches and dinners out, or attending a play, or watching a film are traditional "dates." We like to mix things up...
Last weekend we took time out to enjoy an soft ice cream cone followed by a drive along the seafront in Mr. HB's convertible.
We recently had a date night "at home"
We lit one of our scented candles on our vintage silver tray.
Mr. HB made me my favourite cocktail...a French 75 and
served it in one of our French Bee Flutes!
garnished with lemon curls
Delicious mixture of bitter and sweet with just a hint of bubbles.
We harvested a few spears of fresh asparagus from The Humble Bungalow garden.
I steamed the asparagus in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
Made a side dish of penne pasta with frozen peas and Gorgonzola cheese.
The star of the show was the Chicken Piccata!
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves pounded thin between parchment paper
lightly seasoned with cayenne pepper, salt and ground pepper
dredged in flour and set aside.
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Place chicken in the pan and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side, remove to a plate.
Cook 1 tbsp drained capers in pan until warm, about 30 seconds.
Pour 1/2 cup white wine into the pan and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan and cook for about 2 minutes.
Stir in 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup water and 3 tablespoons cold butter into mixture to form a sauce about 2 minutes of cooking time then add 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley.
Add chicken back into pan and cook until heated through...serve with sauce spooned over top and garnish with lemon slices.
Jude The Obscure David Austin Rose
The Humble Bungalow Garden has been getting lots of attention on these warm sunny days.
People have been stopping by taking photographs...
and two women were out front this morning literally gushing about the roses and saying that since they "discovered it" they have added it to their walking route.
with all the lovely and lush gardens nearby
I cannot believe that our wee garden is getting so many compliments.
I suppose the hard work is paying off...
Our Humble Bungalow Garden
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~