After a very cold, snowy, blowy weekend a milder Monday has arrived. Milder temperatures, softer breezes, and gentle rains greeted my morning.
It was so bitterly icy and cold on Sunday morning I am afraid I may have lost my poppy and yarrow, which were growing nicely and this morning look quite miserable. I could just cry!
But, there was some fun this weekend!!
There was a simple, but delicious Friday Cocktail Supper. A bit of hummus, salami, carrots, grapes, crackers, and Manhattans were perfect to usher in the weekend.
There were new herbs obtained. They smell so much like summer! I am itching to get in my garden, but these little beauties are a nice way to pacify that urge until the weather is more conducive to gardening!
There was some spinning. I think I did a fairly good job of replicating the singles in the Briar Rose Yarn, I won’t know until I have washed the yarn though. I hope to ply and finish the sample skein later today and maybe it will be dry enough to knit a sample with it tomorrow or Wednesday!
And there was an impromptu get away on Saturday night – a change of scenery can have a positive impact! And, confession time – I took knitting, but I did not knit one stitch! There was some discussion of Sheep and Wool in Maryland, and while I know Steve is not overly thrilled about the prospect, I think we figured out an option
to satisfy (okay, maybe not satisfy exactly) err, make it work.
On our way home we stopped for lunch at Fathead’s – two words – Buffalo Cauliflower. The sandwiches and beers were fantastic (I mean, a Reuben with Kimchi?? YUM!!) but the Buffalo Cauliflower stole the show! The cauliflower was not at all over cooked, and it was not breaded! I think this might be a fairly healthy option if you are a fan of wings! There was much discussion of how we could replicate this for our Friday Night cocktail suppers. I think we might have figured it out, stay tuned to see.
I hope your Monday is like the weather here today – mild, soft, and gentle.
Buffalo Cauliflower?!?!? Do tell more…
It all looks so good! And may that warm weather be heading east!
I thought the same thing as Patty — send that warm weather eastward, please! Until then, you’ve inspired me to get some lovely mint of my own for my kitchen windowsill. I’ve got big mint beds outdoors, but not even a shoot is showing. Buffalo Cauliflower rounds out a very good weekend indeed!
An impromptu getaway is always a good thing. I can’t wait to hear how your own buffalo cauliflower turns out.
Oooo! Buffalo cauliflower sounds enticing! (Also like an oxymoron.) I got pansies this weekend — to satisfy that urge for growing things. I think I’ll be stocking up on some indoor herbs soon. (Because it’s going to be awhile yet before the real planting begins.) XO
Sounds like “Buffalo Cauliflower” wins, hands down…a new one for me so I’ll need to look up a recipe. And your weekend was perfect, especially considering the weather…so cold and windy here that the Washington Nationals posponed Sat’s ball game.
You had a productive and relaxing weekend.
I have yet to go to a big big festival. I lean towards the small and intimate ones. However, it would be fun to go to maryland or new york once! The drive would be forever!!