So, my birthday was the 10th and we got away for a much needed mini break to Rog's Retreat on the Stockhouse's Farm, an adorable cottage on a CSA farm in the middle of the Columbia River on Puget Island.
|the farm - breakfast in bed - Panda meets the ocean for the first time.|
But this past weekend friends wanted to help me celebrate my birthday, and boy did they! Judith took me out for a nice walk, talk and breakfast at Tabor Bread. Then Ellen and Anne wanted to take me out for pie. We planned to meet up at Ellen's house, then head to Pacific Pie Co. I didn't suspect a thing, and was totally blown away when I walked into Ellen's kitchen to a great big "Surprise!"
|What do you think? Was I surprised?|
This makes me wanna cry happy tears. Love!
|Velvet Shiso: coconut lemon saffron sorbet + plum wine |
+ sparkling Riesling + a fresh Shiso leaf = yum!
And I have a lot of thank you notes to send out!