|SO HUNGRY! Feed me. (Meow)|
One more month until the book is due, folks. I can't quite believe it's been a full year since I first started getting geeky about making things like beers and wines and kombucha and put together a book proposal to give myself an excuse to make all of them. I'm feeling fairly calm about the deadline, actually. The recipes are in good shape (...ok, more or less), a good chunk of the manuscript is done, and I'm feeling eager to jump into the rest of it. Still...it will be a relief to hit "save" one last time and send it off to the publisher. Until then, nose = to the grindstone.
We took a mini-vacation to Seattle and Portland last week, hence my lack of posting last week and the bounty of Seattle and Portland pics in this week's round-up. It was a good trip and a much-needed break before diving back into work craziness. It's been almost 10 years since Scott and I moved from Portland. Crazy how little and how much it's changed since then. Love that town. Lots more pictures from this trip to share, but here are the first handful.
|The requisite Space Needle picture|
|Near Pike's Place Market|
|Laughing Planet Cafe in Portland - an old favorite|
|Settled in at Stumptown Coffee|
|My friend Rick does the best pirate impression|
|This guy totally knew I was trying to take a picture of him. He was a good sport. His beard was magnificent.|
|They haven't moved the furniture at Pied Cow for at least 13 years.|
|Cheese-tastic gougeres in progress!|
|I made this! And then I drank it. (P.S. An IPA, one of my favorite recipes from the book)|
|This shot was an accident, but then I kinda liked it.|