My neighbor and friend, Mary took me out to lunch today. But this wasn't just any old lunch... it was a very special afternoon filled with sights and smells to please the senses and delicious flavors to awake the tastebuds! It was the perfect day for an early autumn adventure to Pickity Place in Mason, NH.
The sprawling gardens surrounding the antique cape with weathered shakes offered the remains of flowering perennials and herbs, giving one last show before going to bed for the winter months. Nestled on the edge of the gardens was the Drying Shed whose name says it all!
After touring the garden and gift shops... filled with lots of delicious spices, seasonings, mixes, teas and more... we sat down to a delicious gourmet, 5 course lunch in the house's dining room.
First course was a delicious garden vegetable dip with crackers followed by Summer's End Soup full of vegetables and herbs. A pinwheel with mixed greens garden salad came next with Sunflower Nut Bread. For the main course I had a vegetable crepe with a creamy herb sauce that was absolutely heavenly.
Dessert was strawberry rhubarb pie! (OK, I passed on that one but I did bring it home for hubby!) Everything was asbsolutely delicious and coming from me that says a lot as I'm not a vegetable lover and would typically eat a PB&J sandwich for lunch! I just may be a changed woman now!
It was a beautiful day with great company and fantastic food! I can't wait to bring mom there! I know she'll love it!
Thank you for a lovely day, Mary!!