Sunday, August 14, 2005
The Smell of Wood Smoke
What are you looking at, foo?
Fatemeh, Sam, Amy, and Jen co-hosted.
The weather was fine, the company was great, and the food and drink was beyond outstanding.
I was a little later than planned because I attended the 10 am service today and there was birthday cake and what turned out to be extended play social hour. I had to rest a little bit, then slice up basil and parsley and olives for my bread salad. (That recipe turned out to be High Workability for my varying energy levels; I had dressing in the fridge, I cubed the bread last night, diced the tomatoes this morning before church, and mixed them in.)
I got my berry pie fix thanks to Shuna, who was of course sporting a stylin' Eggbeater t-shirt.
Meat was cooked by Biggles. I have some pix but I have given him first right of publication (now to remember to put them up on my ftp site ...) [ETA: Entry has been edited.] Not one but two Fatted Calf pork roasts were presented, as well as differing wonderful bacon for tasting. I smell like woodsmoke and bacon. This is a Good Thing.
We had fresh made Blue Bottle coffee thanks to one of the guests. Tiny E (Biggle's son) helped with that. (His dad has first right of publication on that too.) [ETA: See later entry.]
Pim of Chez Pim arrived late and made stunning satay. Thanks to her (most of us were stuffed to the gills by the time she arrived, and of course like the rest of us she brought loads), I have lunch. Bless her!
I enjoyed chatting with people - especially enjoyed meeting Elise of Simply Recipes, who lives in my old stomping grounds in Tomatoland (different part of town, but ...) I hope to talk with other people I didn't get a chance to meet at other events.
Now I really need a good RSS feed reader so I can read all their blogs expeditiously!
PLEASE post your images now, I've got too much on my plate to do anything more. I was so happy to see you made it, your palor wasn't at its best. Thank you for your mater & bread salad, Monday's lunch was spectacular.
If you look at my right hand, at the wrist and compare it to my left? You can see it's kinda puffy. Still hurts, damned thing.
They grow up to 15in long and 2in wide.
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