You know how sometimes the most memorable meals are the simplest? Well, that was decidedly the case last summer when I visited with friends Iona Drozda and Brenda Davidson aka “BD” at their respite of a home known as Wren House. (You’d never know you were in the ‘burbs.)
Despite a warm summer drizzle, we sat out next to the wood burning stove near the lake while BD perfectly grilled ciabatta bread which we ate on the porch overlooking their “relaxed” formal garden. She served it with a refreshing and slightly “zingy” veggie salad.
This summer, they sent me the accompanying photo as a teaser which I asked if I could post. Iona, a wonderful artist, was embarrassed that she hadn’t “styled” the photo, but I thought it was “stylish” in its simplicity. Check out those “unretouched” grill marks! So I requested instructions for these “beauties” as Iona referred to them, which BD was happy to supply below. Their squash came straight out of the aforementioned garden, so if you don’t “grow your own,” try to visit your local farmer’s market, though a grocery store will do.
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Photo Credit: Iona Drozda