What a weekend!
The last three days felt like a week and as such this post may stretch on for days ;).
Thanks for all of your congratulations on our 5 year wedding anniversary! Tate and I had originally planned to go camping on Friday night but last week he decided to surprise me with a different overnight trip.
I really had no clue where we were going when we hit the road on Friday afternoon. We ended up in adorable Staunton, Virginia.
First there were drinks in our room at Fredrick House.
Dinner was at Zynadoa, a farm-to-table restaurant that I’ve wanted to taste for years.
Chocolates from Cocoa Mill.
Then off to the theater. Blackfriars Playhouse is “the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s original indoor theatre” and home to the American Shakespeare Center. I’ve heard wonderful things about the productions but hadn’t made it over the mountain to see for myself yet. We saw The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman and it was great!
Saturday, with a heat index in the triple digits, was all about the water.
Sunday morning was harvest time.
Followed by crepe time.
A month or two ago, 5 of us C’ville ladies decided to throw a baby shower for Matt + Kath. I offered to host since my beautiful new kitchen is perfect for parties. I also offered to make crepes for the brunch.
It didn’t occur to me until I was already in the throws of it that I don’t really know how to make crepes.
Matt said it best, “Faith, what kind of crepes are these? They don’t exactly look classic”. My only response was, “Matt, you know I don’t follow recipes and I’m not a classic gal so, nope, they are not classic.”
Cooking is one area where I have confidence, sometimes misplaced confidence, but confidence nonetheless. It doesn’t really occur to me that I don’t know how to do something, I just figure it out along the way. (and I’m the first to admit that it doesn’t always turn out great, but it is usually edible.)
Luckily, they turned out well and every last one got eaten.
Also on the menu, frittatas, cupcakes, kale salad, herb lemonade, Matt‘s homebrew, and sparkling wine.
(Kath, naturally, has lots more pictures over at Kath Eats!)
That about wraps it up. After an afternoon nap, we were treated to Sunday dinner at a friends house, a perfect summer evening meal of cucumber-mint soup, quinoa-stuffed zucchini, and tomato, feta, basil salad. As much as I love my new kitchen I was thrilled not to cook or clean, thanks Will and Sarah!