So after I read Bethy’s last post I thought “You better believe I love summer!” Kim and I were both outside a lot today and we were really not thinking much about what to have for dinner. But then we got hungry, and remembered that we had two bundles of red pepper pasta left from Ohio City Pasta, some vegetables, and lovely lettuce and scallions from Birdsong Farm. We also had bought some corn from Krieger’s this week even though we know it’s not time yet. Sometimes you look at it and can’t wait! So Kim grilled zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms with Trindad lemon garlic Penzey’s spice and served it on the pasta with just grated romano cheese. We had corn and the salad of just greens and scallions with just olive oil and balsamic vinegar from the Olive Scene. We literally looked up and said, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is!” We almost always listen to Folk Alley when we eat , and someone was playing a hammered dulcimer. We decided that it was the perfect instrument to accompany this meal. What is your favorite music to listen to while dining? Either singing and/or musical instruments? Don’t overthink it. Just name the first that comes to you. That way you really mean it.
Well, last night while we were outside having dinner, Bob & I listened to Gordon Lightfoot & The Band. Those are two we never tire of!
Kim and I play the game of “what 5 albums could you listen to for the rest of your life and never tire of?”, and music of The Band is always on our list!
OK you opened up the proverbial can of worms here. For day to day just turn on the stereo Folk alley. Now it just depends on what the event or evening is one of my favorites is Big Band with Sinatra, Brubeck piano ( might give you indigestion), really like surf music for lunch or Duane Eddy etc. Really my favorite music is when we have people over and I get to pick what I think they may enjoy with dinner\lunch but it is music that have not heard.
Norwegian black metal.
All these folksy selections! I’d vote for just about any musical cast recording or maybe some brassy female vocalist singing showtunes – a Linda Eder album, for instance. But I’m very eclectic. In fact, on Sunday I’m singing Peter, Paul, and Mary tunes with a couple at our church for what I’ve been calling our “folk Fourth.” We’ll see how the congregation feels about replacing militant brass with guitars this year!
I LOVE showtunes! Of course, who doesn’t! I would love to hear you singing Peter, Paul and Mary folk songs at church! When I was little I worked so hard to try to make my hair like Mary’s but it just was not happening!
I have had the moves like Jagger song in my mind all week since I heard it on the voice with Christina Aguleria and Maroon 5. I love to eat and jam out to a great dance tune…..the dancin isn’t the best but it sure is fun!
By the way, the corn looks great. It’s my favorite grilled veggie in the summer. Never too early to grill corn on the cob!
Standard favorites in our house include: Nickel Creek, Lucy Kaplansky, Robbie Schaefer, Patty Griffin, and other folk artists. All the Glee albums on shuffle works its way in there often too, but we try not to hype the littles up too much at the end of the day.
Lella was very interested in a sax player at Szalay’s yesterday, so maybe we need to introduce more jazz for her!
Then I think you could add Eliza Gilkyson to that dinner mix. And how about Kim Ritchie?
I have two jazz books for children at school that are pretty good. One comes with aCD too. I will bring them home for Lella when I clean there.