We've been crazy busy as of late. Just when the gardens' harvests begin to dwindle, the local food world ramps up about 200% and we've done our darndest to keep up. Keeping up this past week hasn't included keeping up with blogging very well, so we ask your forgiveness, and invite you to share some of the fun stuff with which we've been involved.
I'm at breakfast this morning at a longtime favorite spot--Austin Java Company. When my young daughter and I first moved to Austin, we loved to walk over to a location by our home spot, and have brunch on the weekends. It felt rather 'urban cool' to these girls who'd never lived in a 'walking city'. The eggs benedict, the afternoon tea, the iced coffee, their vegetarian plate, and their Spicy African Peanut Soup, hands-down my favorite soup in town, all served to make AJC our home away from home on the weekends. Still love it.
This morning I'm indulging in a bacon, egg, goat cheese taco, a little work, a lot of people watching. People hunched over laptops, some conversations louder than others--a little political discussion, a little morning after discussion, Wranglers mixed with Crocs mixed with business casual--a little community, this morning, all abuzz.
Michael Pollan says "Food is Community", and to this end, we've been knee deep in that lively community this morning, and this month. Things are hopping around here!
This week, we'll be talking about
- our good fortune to see author and journalist Michael Pollan, courtesy of our dear friend at Blinded by the Bite, post here.
- Thanksgiving, and all the trimmings, via a blog party with our sweet friend at The Kid Can Cook
- a righteous Happy Hour in East Austin at Takoba, with our rockin' friend, Madbetty.
- the incredible opportunity to attend the Editorial Lunch for the Austin Food and Wine Festival, hosted by Malverde
- our feature partnership with Swede Farm, from the Austin Food Blogger Alliance Meet Me At the Market event
- the full-on porkfest that was Wine&Swine 2012, another fabulously successful event sponsored by the Austin Food and Wine Alliance--see our post, here, and here.
- and just about the neatest thing of all; a 'Farmstress Market' party, hosted by the gracious and lovely Kristina, of GirlGoneGrits, promoting our from maggie's farm handiwork, and providing a beautiful home and experience in the process.
And there's still more! Naturally, we'll be chatting about seasonal foods, and a more than a few recipes. And we'd love to hear what you're up to this busy food season, too!
November is chockful of fabulous, and we're over the moon to be a part of this vibrant food community.