In honor of Litha, I prepared a little Midsummer Eve feast last night. As the herbs gathered on this eve are thought to be especially potent, I turned to my garden for cooking inspiration. The menu consisted of Mojitos on the patio for Happy Hour..
Then I totally switched cultures with Rosemary Bread & a little dipping sauce (yes, I dusted off my bottle of olive oil for some of these recipes)
alongside Orzo Minestrone Soup (I added some Tofurky "sausage" for substance and flavor)
and the main course, my own version of Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil & Garlic.
Dessert was a refreshing Strawberry Mint Salad, but we were so full we never got around to eating it! Oh, well, the flavors will be nicely marinated by the time we get to it.
After dinner we took a glass of wine for me, mead for Chip, and headed out to the back yard. We lit the fire pit, the last one until autumn, sat and watched until the flames died down. Overall, a lovely Solstice celebration.