Welcome to Sunday Supper

Can you tell the weather is stunning?  I almost cannot contain myself.  The days are warm and the evenings are cool.  Wow!

I have been getting some ribbing from my northern friends who cannot fathom the idea that anyone in Florida would ever need a fire place.  Worse, to have one built into your home.  I am guilty on both counts.  I live in the northwest part of Florida known as the Panhandle.  In North Florida we do not have a tropical climate which secures 85 degrees in the summer with a breeze.  Ours is more like 100 degrees, and you cut the air with a knife, the humidity is so thick, the air is stagnant.  However, come Autumn our temps are mild.  Days are often warm and nights are cool.  Some mornings have already been down right chilly.  We have woken up to the 30’s and this my friends is when I turn on the gas fireplace ( I can hear the chuckles already about the gas fireplace).

No recipes today, just a few photographs from our weekly supper gathering.

Feels like Spring.  If I did not tell you that the outside air was cool, you would not believe me. 

Appears, that I am confused because there is still fresh zucchini that is available at the farmer’s market. As I often say, the summer squash that is the gift that keeps on giving.
Wine, salad and pasta-It does not get any better
Did I mention the pasta?  No heavy sauce just yet, that will be arriving soon.
Enjoy!
If you would like to host your Sunday gathering here on Tomatoes on the Vine, send me a message.

43 thoughts on “Welcome to Sunday Supper

  1. It's been lovely here on the gulf coast of south Florida also. Cool in the mornings too. I can't get over how much cooler it is in the mornings on this coast than it is on the east coast. Not sure if that's normal or not.Love your Sunday supper idea. Please pass that delicious Caesar salad.Sam

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  2. LOL why does the last photo look like a rebuttal of what you said at the beginning? he heI have been in that backyard and that makes these just that much more special! YUM!

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  3. Yes our weather here in southwest Florida is picture perfect…low 80s in the day 60s at night. I would like it with a little more humidity though, it's been so dry for us! One nice thing is we never reach 100 on the coast here. Your supper looks lovely, I like that zucchini keep on giving. Good wine, good food, good friends, good weather….sounds like a winning combination to me.

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  4. Great looking dinner! The weather has been beautiful here in NY, too! We're grilling dinner again tonight! Looks like a lovely gathering, and perfect weather, doesn't get better than that 🙂

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  5. As usual, your photos look like you work for Bon Appetite or a fancy foodie magazine. Lovely….the presentaion and the dishes..I totally get you about northerners thinking, a cold snap here..really? I am from Philly originally but I can tell you – the blood thins living down here!

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  6. What a delicious dinner! I love pasta, salad and of course the wine! 🙂 I think if I lived in your area, I would so turn on that fireplace when the nights cooled off. The fireplace is my favorite part of our long, cold winters in the midwest.

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  7. My sister lives in Leesburg and my niece lives in Mt. Dora. They both have fireplaces and use them. Personally, I like four definite seasons and prefer fall, winter and spring over summer. Pasta and salad sounds perfect no matter what the weather!Best,Bonnie

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  8. Our weather has been gorgeous, too, but is changing, today. Love your Sunday suppers! The salad looks so fresh and the pasta looks divine! Love that tablecloth, too! I have one that is very similar, that I got at World Market. Cheers!

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  9. When I read your Sunday night dinner posts, I always wish I could have been there eating your lovely food and enjoying a few glasses of wine! Looks delicious and like it was a perfect night!

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  10. Northern Florida is a LOT different weather-wise from Southern Florida. And I know when you say \”Florida\” everyone naturally thinks warm. You have some hard freezes up there in the Panhandle! And there are even times I wish I had a fireplace!!

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  11. It's nice to get to know a little more about your part of Florida. Glad you're enjoying the weather so much. We're soon going to get winter wonderland any day now ;o)Have a great week and flavourful wishes,Claudia

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  12. Our weather is pretty nice year around where I live here in Southern California without the humidity. Of course we do have to deal with the earthquakes! 🙂

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  13. I do think a fireplace is warranted at 30 degrees..lol Although, that is mild compared to the temps we will be facing soon up north.Your Sunday dinner looks so inviting, and that pasta dish with zucchini looks delicious.Thanks for asking me about Sunday dinner. Sorry, I have not responded. Craziness here as usual. I will e.mail you soon:)

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  14. Velva, I love the texture of rigatoni pasta and think it's a great choice for a vegetarian dinner as it is so satisfying. I'm glad to see you serving a vegetarian meal too. Not because I am one or have any strong feelings about it but more because when I mention to other moms that a good way to save money is to make a vegetarian meal once a week, they balk and say their family can't go without meat. All hail the fireplace, wherever a chill may be! Mm…..wood smell!

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  15. I have to laugh, I live in San Diego with a climate similar to Florida's- winter day temps in the 70's and night time rarely below 32 and we moved into a house that had four fireplaces. I think the architect was a frustrated northerner.As for your Sunday supers, the are always so inspiring.Mimi

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