|Looks pretty even if disappointing|
|Kieran with his artichoke|
|My made-up Greek salad|
1/4 Walla Walla sweet onion
handful chopped fresh basil leaves
handful of feta cheese
I made our vinaigrette with a lovely hazelnut oil we had in the cupboard, olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, and fresh basil. I just realized that I forgot the kalamata olives! Oh well. Next time. It was yummy anyway, and Kieran had thirds or fourths--a success in my book!
After dinner we went to the first "Shakespeare in the Park" of the season. I love Portland in the summer, because the opportunities for free or donation-only entertainment are endless. We have two separate companies performing Shakespeare plays in the park. Tonight was "The Tempest," performed by the Portland Actors Ensemble, who have been performing Shakespeare in the park since 1970. It is being produced at the Lovejoy Fountain, about 1 block from my office.
Mike wore the Shakespeare t-shirt I got for our anniversary (since one of the books he's writing is about Shakespeare, I'm always on the lookout for Shakespeare swag). It has a picture of the bard, and it says "You discussed me."
The kids did really well--even the 4-year-old!--and Kieran especially loved it.
|Watching the play|
|In his Portland Actors Ensemble t-shirt (free with a $20 donation)|
|Nick and Mike|
|Chris perusing the program|
So since you are all my friends, I'm telling you about it! Great cultural fun, in the great outdoors, for free (or a donation).