We’re still alive!
Sorry for being so MIA, this summer has totally swept Geoff and I off our feet!!
Let me update you.
Start of the summer I vacationed to Italy on a beautiful tuscan hillside, that was great except for the fact that I couldn’t find any balsamic vinegar in Modena. Huge bummer.
Then I got home and putted around the house a bit, baked lots and applied to every sort of job you could think of.
Got a job at Starbucks which kept me sane (you can only talk you your dog for so long…)
Then, out of the blue. BAM Sarah’s got 3 jobs. Which is what has kept me from talking to you for so long. Geoff really helped me out by putting in a good word for me at Nalco- a chemical engineering company close by. They hired me on full time for the rest of summer. I also got a chance to be a bussing girl at Quatrefoil. I can’t thank Georgina enough for taking me on and being so hospitable! Great experience, I knew chefs work hard but holy moly it was quite something else to see.
Today is my first Monday off since the beginning of July and its so nice. I did errands this morning, went grocery shopping and bought a tart pan (necessity) in order to make Geoff’s boss’ wife (try to figure that one out) a nice lime and blackberry tart for her birthday. Everything is currently cooling in the fridge but I’ll let you know how it turns out. The recipe is in Bon Appetit-June 2010 (I think, maybe July) and looked really easy so I figure it’s a good place to start. It also looked delicious.
Now I’m getting ready to head back to school which is a bit sad because the faraway foodies will be just that- quite far away. But school’s important and I have a fantastic small little car that can get me home whenever I need. My butternut squash will also need a lot of my attention because I plan on living on soup until next spring!
OH! I almost forgot to mention! I grew cucumbers this year and it was a huge success. However I planted them in with the butternut squash (sans trellis) and now the two of them have taken over the yard. It’s a bit entertaining.
Share your summer stories! I hope everyones been barbecue-ing and enjoying the beautiful sinshine
Ta-ta for now.