Some food-related (mostly) things we enjoyed this past week:
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, we made homemade corned beef. Quite a change from many, many years ago, when we marked the occasion by attending the annual local parade, then doing some serious day-drinking at the block party event that followed. With age comes wisdom. And less hangovers.
We took advantage of the recent warm weather (and hangover-free Sunday morning) by planting our tomatoes for the season. We filled 3 big barrels with good garden soil and planted a couple varieties of grape/cherry sized tomato plants, along with a few basil plants. Fingers crossed that we have as much success with them as we did last year.
I attended a lovely wine tasting with old friends (thanks for the invite, Sue!) the other night at a cool little venue. The wines (from Benovia Winery) were outstanding, I had one of the best bites of lamb ever, and catching up with people I love but don’t get to see nearly often enough made my heart happy.
Also heart-happy, Lowly the Worm is super excited to be all packed and coming with us on our trip to New York this weekend to visit with our adorable (and adored) nephew T and his parents. Can’t wait to see you guys!