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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Backyard Benefit Brunch

Good vibes galore at the Benefit Brunch. We had a delicious meal with old friends, new friends, plenty of baby friends and four-legged friends. Odd Bird, Little Lost Boys, Chris Grabill, and Oona & Co played rotating three-song sets as we sat in the straw and basked in the sunshine.

There was something special in the air that mixed with the music. I think it was the love we all show each other in this community. Such incredible talent is fostered here, and we are proud to be a part of it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Secret Dinner

Oh, neglected blog,
summertime is difficult
(real life is too fun).

We have been very busy.  The high point of the summer (so far) was a secret dinner in Todd and Spring's lush backyard in Santa Rosa.  We served a three-course meal to friends, family, and new acquaintances in a wonderful, laid-back atmosphere.

Gwen's menu was a bit more sophisticated than our usual fare, but everything came off without a hitch- no, better than that: the food was marvelous.  Our guests were wonderful and appreciative, the kids were world-class servers, and the setting couldn't have been more pleasant.

We are so lucky to live in this place!  The community here is outstanding.  After dinner, we all walked down the street to Brian Fitzpatrick's house to watch his band play.  Our good friends You Are Plural opened.  Both bands are phenomenal, and will give you a sense of the great things that come out of Santa Rosa.  We are proud to be a part of it.  

Since then it's been pretty mellow.  We have been camping, hiking, biking, working, playing, eating, drinking- but rarely cooking.  This hot weather makes me want to just eat fruit and tacos all the time.  In the next update, we'll add a recipe and some pictures from our fundraiser brunch and backyard show (t h i s   s u n d a y).

Thanks for checking in.  Until next time... Bon Appetit!