December 12, 2012 Leave a comment
Sorry for being off the radar for so long.
Let’s just say it’s been a very busy and very wonderful last 6 months.
Within this time so much has happened. I had a busy and bustling summer and early fall with bumper crops of cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, and summer squash. I was quite occupied with gathering and preparing and cooking and preserving so much of it.
The end of the summer turned quickly into fall and before I knew it Halloween was here.
However, before Halloween, Heather and Boo (Heather’s little feline friend) moved in during a very hectic September weekend. Luckily, we had the help of many wonderful family members and friends.
In the midst of the big move in, I was in a car accident, where only the vehicles involved were harmed (only plastic and metal I kept saying). This lead to my old car being totaled and I had to go car shopping, which was a whole adventure and experience in itself.
Also during the move in, we decided to renovate and remodel the kitchen. It needed some major upgrading!! Why not create a little more chaos and get it all out of the way at once, right.
We also got time to find some fun and adventure. We visited the Roger Williams Zoo, got to get down to the Cape for a 5 day mini vacation with the family, I got out to a couple of concerts, I finally finished the kegerator and I was the best man at a friends wedding.
All of this and we hadn’t even gotten into October yet, whew!!!
We definitely made the best of Halloween. Fully decked out in the yard and we won best costumes at this particular party.
I also got back into some brewing. I made a hard cider, a mead, and a dark winter ale.
In the photo here on the right, those are the same hops I grew earlier in the year!!!!
Once we got through October, November brought the beginning of full holiday planning and shopping. Starting with preparations for Thanksgiving with two wonderful families and then two more gatherings in the form of Friendgivings. I dabbled in homemade cranberry sauce, brown bread, pumpkin muffins, and little cheese and bacon tarts. (of course I neglected to take any photos of food for this food blog, lol)
With Thanksgiving past and preparations for Christmas in full swing, the yard, house and tree are decorated, I decided to make the holiday season more exciting.
Guess what, I’m getting married ya’ll!!! Yee haw!!!
So, that pretty much brings us up to date, I promise to be much better on posting some great things more often. I can now concentrate on cooking and posting with a fully functional kitchen back in control.
I’ll give you a shot of tonight’s dinner. It’s a beef and lamb gyro style loaf, with a side of smoked quinoa and wild rice and some tender mixed veggies.
I shall leave your mouth watering for more with this colorful plate.