My gratitude for sharing with others is deepening with this writing assignment. I am increasingly in love with my work. I’ve always enjoyed writing and at the same time felt less than “writers.” This blog has created a desire to grow and is leading me to a conversion of doing – to feel-a-part-of – and to grow. Action is integral to living. My editors are awesome and I’m waking out of my comma coma, like a timid turtle. 😉
On Saturday, we dined at our friend’s home in the North End of Boston. Receiving an invite to a friend’s place is huge. We interpret it as a generous gift. Our friend, Michelle is a kindred spirit who shares the goodness of her life in her ability to cook, feed, entertain and bring the best out of people. She works for a non-profit nutrition/health program and brings to work and home her prior work as a chef. This is the second time I’ve enjoyed her masterful skill and hospitality.
Dinner was simple and simply marvelous. All fresh. All home-made.
– Flank Steak
– Grilled Zucchini & Feta
There are few words to describe what you see (these are close-ups of the meal) other than the following: tender, spicy, savory, zesty, fresh, delicious, sumptuous, beyond, hard-work, and I could go on and on. I’ll allow these pictures to speak their 4,000+ words. Oh, and “everything’s bettah with Feta!”
Two important highlights of this meal.
- The vegetables come from Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Fresh beyond belief. No trucking, so they were likely picked within days of our meal.
- Michelle is an experienced cook. She takes time for her guests to participate in the menu planning and to prepare food appropriate in dietary need and from their favorites list.
I would be remiss to mention that there are more than 87 dining opportunities open to the public in the North End of Boston, MA, but I’m a hopeful regular at Chez Shelly.
Hidden Jewel, Zagat Rated, fuggetabbouditt! Chez Shelly is where the love starts with the smile and ends with the hug, after you help yourself to a plate. Thank you our lovely host and dear friend.