Truth be told: I’ve been back from vacation for about two weeks now. But it’s taken me this long to catch up on life and get my mind back into blogging again. It’s been a manic return with lots of good things to show for it:
We have a clay oven… and it works!
We had a summer bbq with about 20 people and five tents on our lawn to inaugurate the clay oven and celebrate the summer. It was as if my dream of running a vegetarian campground and cooking retreat had finally come true.
As part of the BBQ menu, I made way too much of this delicious Red Rice and Quinoa Salad from Ottolenghi’s cookbook (we lived on the leftovers for days):
My indoor cherry tomatoes are already harvestable. Alas, I am a slacker and have no pictures to show for it.
The elderflower champagne is in progress.
And I’ve just about uploaded all of my pictures from my trip to Chicago and beyond. Here are a couple favorites.
Me and dad after a trip to the Art Institute:
Me, Stephanie, Matt and Abby on the morning after Matt and Abby’s wedding (I was best man!):
A tent-side snap from Steph’s and my camping trip on the Mississippi:
Truth is, there’s just so much to catch up on, I don’t really know where to start. Most likely in the garden – it’s amazing what can happen in a few weeks time. So stay tuned for some updates on the plants, pots and polytunnel. There will be peppers here!