Somehow, summer is almost over. We just hit the Midwest Brewers Fest in Plainfield, which was a riot on many levels. (Check our Facebook page for all the details of the day.) Can you say Nutella Bacon Pizza? Sigh!
I’m gearing up for a crazy Labor Day weekend at the brewery, inventorying boxes and boxes of merchandise, making sure our tap list is up and ready, and realizing that somehow I’m going to get through the next few days on little or no sleep. I love it. And when the craziness of Labor Day is behind us, and the kids are back at school, we just gear up more and more. A NY wedding is upon us in a few weeks, and distribution expansion, bottling, and much more.
It definitely makes me sad, though, when I walk around the markets and realize the likelihood of canning or making sauce or any of it is slim. I’m begging friends to do it for me, which really isn’t the point (but will work for sure.) The talks of peach pies, tomato sauce, and habanero hot sauce that haunt my brain will have to make room for the fact that 7 of our 9 labels have been approved, and that soon I will be in the land that Irene washed.
I’ve been trying though. Just now, while J is gigging and I’m home alone with my computer and brand new trapper keeper, I finally cut up the beautiful Yellow Doll watermelon I brought home ages ago and paired it with some delicious feta. I made this gorgeous Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Pancetta and Spicy Fennel Sausage last week, and the taste was unbeatable.
So why not share a few food-love pictures from the last few weeks. Tell me what you love, what you miss, and most importantly…
What food are you MOST looking forward to in the next few weeks?