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A Day in the Wine Life: Hope & Humility

We Got Married!: One Year Later...

Img_1962 Our life as of late is a blur... No, not just due to wine, but we seem to have hit an age where friends are getting married & re-married on back-to-back wedding weekends, along with rehearsal dinners, visitors, copious wine events & all the usual summer shenanigans that seem fill up the old calendar. Img_1849_1

Blogging wedding food (caesar salads & penne puttanesca) is a distinct pastability, & now that I mention it it, I do hope someone out there has a site dedicated to the foods that consummate most marriages.Img_1864_2  And as our one year annivesary took a back seat to new love & the Macarina on the dance floor, I had a true appreciation for the first time of what it was like to enjoy a wedding in the passenger's seat.   

As I watched each ceremony fold & unfold from staid to boisterous celebration, I witnessed the cross-pollination of families--so widely disparate, but bending momentarily like willow branches--celebrating their children's pledge of love. 

With only one year under our belt, I can truly say that married life keeps getting better, nevermind the mortgage payments. So if I were to have made a toast to wedded bliss for our friends I would have to say this: Plan little "splurges", embrace simple pleasures, & find something cheap you love in common... For Mr. & Ms, Proust that would be--taco trucks!!! Heavens to Betsy, our fave, El Potrillo was voted "Best in Show" in the annual Seattle Weekly restaurant round-up. I guess lard is the new butter.  Img_1886_1

Congrats to all youse newlyweds & brides & grooms to be (exhibit  right)...

Meanwhile, tie on the tin cans, we're ready to roll for year two!   



Listen here sweets - talk about teasers and puff pastry not to mention pastabilities and other arcane scrumptioustalk the least you could do is pass on some tips on one year anniversary bashes of which you and your photojournalist friend have outdone most other one year nupchewalls. Having partook of your connections to the anniversary festivities we can speak unequivocally of your great skill at planning, inviting, wine-ing and dine-ing a disparate group of eaters, huggers, and connoiseurs of off the wall conversations. And we are unanimous about that.

SO what else is new? We're eating largesse from our garden, fresh ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, zuchinni (perfect as an eggplant substitute for mousaka, or pasta substitute for lasagne, or a ground beef parmigan), fresh green beans, carrots, and potatoes.
The Italian plums are nearly ready and some of the apples are verging on done. The pear tree has yet to produce pears. Probably just as well. So I'm out picking, watering,and weeding while Tom continues to plug a way at the Hill House.

SO blog me... or email me but don't tease me with "everything was just wonderful!"

Ms. G

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