I was lucky to be invited to Zoomie's Food Blogger's Picnic which was held at her and her Beloved's beautiful home overlooking the bay. The day was clear and there were a lot of sailboats with their pretty white sails dotting the water between us and the Golden Gate Bridge. And you have to know that the picnic fare was completely delicious and unique. As were the people there. There's also something nice about going somewhere and having instant comradarie. I felt as though I was at a reunion of old friends where all snapped back into place although no time had passed. Cookiecrumb and Cranky were there, as were Dr. Biggles, Greg and April, and also a currently practicing professional journalist (food!). Also present was Moonbear, an urban farm blogger, and Nancy who blogs of art, as well as friends of the assembled bloggers.
All was set for a very lovely mid-day feast. And when a master comes in with his art, as Dr. Biggles did, bearing a tray of the most succulent smoked ribs, you forget you are a pesky-tarian for the day and enjoy all the masterful pieces offered. And what a treat to be able to taste some Crankers! And Cookiecrumb talked me through my early childhood trauma of witnessing my mother's angst at a failed batch of crackers. Apparently, baking crackers isn't really all that difficult. I didn't take any photos, but Greg did. And I succumbed to not having the most energy in the world, so brought the best fruits that I could find arranged in a decorative colander, and some Cypress Grove cheeses (Truffle Tremor & Midnight Moon). And Zoomie's mint tea was the perfect refresher, although there was a lovely selection of wines as well. Thanks to all for including me!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
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Posted by Anna Haight at 6:31 PM