jump to navigation

Life . . . Sweet & Savory Pleasures March 25, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Food & Drink, Poetry, Travel & Leisure.

Sandbar Beach Cafe
Kalik beer and college tunes
Sidewalk souvenirs

Sweet Berries custard
drips down delighted faces
“Let’s not waste a drop”

At Gulf Coast Cafe
we consume carbohydrates
devouring the view

A simple supper:
dirty rice, fresh green beans, ice
cold watermelon

Starfish Company
Rustic waterfront tables
Hungry pelicans

Fragrant bread paired with
melted Raclette fuels heated
poker tournament

Fried Green Tomatoes
share the stage with tossed salads
and assorted sides


 Potatoes, onions
Celery, carrots, peppers
A good day for soup

The Gulf Coast beckons
Lobster Roll and Key Lime Pie
On Siesta Key

Starry night smiles
Bolt appears . . . fresh hot buttered
popcorn disappears

Lunch at Tuscany
allows us to digest tour
of Freedom Village

Vacation’s end calls
for impromptu fun ~ ping-pong
paddles and peach pie

Tall tower offers
shade, capturing sea breezes
Kayaks paddle by

Coffee on the deck
A quiet conversation
Time flies so quickly

Labor Day Crab Fest
Celebrating Time’s Passage
Summer’s end, again

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - March 25, 2012

I came for the lobster and it didn’t disappoint! I mean I came for your brilliance, wit and the lobster.

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

Ooh . . . brilliance and wit. I like it! 😀

Have you and Katharine ever tried Raclette cheese? It is well worth the premium cost per pound for its unique savory splendiferous deliciousness.

Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - March 25, 2012

No, but it’s now on our list.

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

Oh, good. It’s a real treat . . . especially fireside. If a fire is out of the question, I slice it thin and melt it in the oven on metal steak plates or oven-proof pottery plates.

Just serve with an assortment of sides ~ potatoes, pickles, broccoli, etc.

I’ve been able to get Raclette from Fresh Market and other specialty grocery stores. Not usually found in your corner supermarket.

2. CMSmith - March 25, 2012

This really makes me want to plan a beach trip. We’ve vacationed at Siesta Key several times in the past when the kids were young.

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

Beautiful beaches, great views, delicious food . . . everything tastes better at the beach! 😀

3. kateshrewsday - March 25, 2012

Lovely 🙂 Like a mini holiday….

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

Thanks, Kate. Hope your Sunday has given you a chance to catch your breath.

4. barb19 - March 25, 2012

I feel like Kate does . . . thanks for the little holiday Nancy! Yummy and enticing food!

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

Thanks, Barb. Glad you enjoyed. Food is definitely one of life’s sweet and savory pleasures.

5. Andra Watkins - March 25, 2012

MMMMMM. Lobster roll. I am hungry now. Lovely photos, Nancy. Looks like a relaxing time.

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

Last time we went to Maine, we ordered Lobster Rolls about once a day . . . such a delicious treat. 😀

6. Perfecting Motherhood - March 25, 2012

Can I have some of that raclette? It looks gooey delicious!

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

Raclette is the KING of peasant dishes . . . so delish.

7. Pocket Perspectives - March 25, 2012

Mmmmm…raclette…love it. I think we have some in the refrig…maybe I’ll melt it onto potatoes tomorrow night…yum!

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

It’s one of the best cheeses ever for melting over potatoes! Enjoy your dinner. 😀

8. jannatwrites - March 25, 2012

It looks like lots of fun. I cracked up at the pelican picture…it appears they’ve hijacked the boat and are ready to take it for a spin 🙂

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

Yup . . . the pelicans commandeered the unattended vessel. They are opportunists. 😀

9. Three Well Beings - March 25, 2012

There’s a reason why even though I live in such a wonderful climate myself, when I think “spring break” I still think Florida! LOL! Very fun. Debra

nrhatch - March 25, 2012

This is such a FUN place to break for Spring . . . or any other season. We’re very happy here.

10. sweetdaysundertheoaks - March 26, 2012

It all looks wonderful! And festive! And fun! And so Florida!

nrhatch - March 26, 2012

Except maybe for the raclette . . . a Swiss dish that’s delish! 😉

11. Tammy - March 26, 2012

On the ski mountain right now and the wind is picking up – could use a beach.

nrhatch - March 26, 2012

It’s perfect weather today . . . 77 degrees and sunny skies. 😎

12. viviankirkfield - March 27, 2012

Thank you , Nancy! I feel like I’ve just been on the most fantastic vacation…and it didn’t cost me anything!!!!
You are kind to share your beautiful photos and equally beautiful words. 🙂

nrhatch - March 27, 2012

Thanks, Vivian. One year, I kept a Haiku diary . . . one haiku a day for 365 days. Many of them focused on the sweet and savory delights on and around AMI.

13. bluebee - March 27, 2012

These deliciously edible haiku have made me hungry – I shall dream of raclette as I drift off to sleep

nrhatch - March 27, 2012

Thanks, BB!

Dreams like that are apt to stir me into waking for a midnight snack! (Which is why I wait until 1 am to hit the sack.)

14. Tokeloshe - March 27, 2012

Great post!
Love your photos 😉

nrhatch - March 27, 2012

Thanks, Tok!

15. Team Oyeniyi - March 30, 2012

Damn – I hate you! 😆 J E A L O U S

nrhatch - March 30, 2012

That’s exactly the reaction I was looking for when I posted this . . . pure unbridled jealousy and resentment. 😆

Team Oyeniyi - March 30, 2012

Well, you got it. I’d love to be eating crayfish on the beach RIGHT NOW!

nrhatch - March 30, 2012

We love Beach Eats! You’ll have to plan a Beach Weekend for you and the kids soon. And put crayfish on the menu.

16. eof737 - April 22, 2012

These are lovley photos and the pelicans looked so cute. where were you? 🙂

What Say YOU?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: