The longest day, the shortest night, the night of midsummer dreaming. In these longest days it is easy to get wrapped up, carried away, with projects and plans. It is easy to get to runaway speed especially in Australia where the Christmas holidays fall on the midsummer solstice (and not the traditional midwinter one). It is good to take a moment to remember to relax and enjoy life. It is good to connect with all our senses, to feel the sheer physical joy of being.
We did it this year with a candlelit dinner of finger food delicacies. For those who were there, the recipe for the caramelised onion tartlets is below.