On June 24th, a small but mighty group gathered for the first Home Ec since our location shift to City Folk’s Farm Shop.
Of the gatherings so far, this spread was the most impressive. Somehow the gods conspired and we ended up with a potluck that was perfectly suited to the theme, Picnic, and made a complete, homemade gourmet meal.
It was certainly not to miss.
These photos from Rachel capture a bit of the ambiance.
We started off with a boozy cherry punch.
After we spent a few minutes chatting and gazing longingly at the spread of perfectly-seasoned chilled salmon with wilted cherry tomatoes, marmalade-glazed bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, herbed watermelon, colorful potato salad and plain ol’ buttered popcorn, we happily piled our plates high and sat a long table to chat even more.
While Dennis provided a backdrop of solo guitar, we shared stories of gardening and life, made new friends and topped off our feast with a delectable icebox cake which must have been devoured too quickly to get any fitting photographic evidence.
As if the evening could get any more sublime, we all left with our arms full of plants looking for homes.
It was the most terrific of times, and we do hope you will be able to join us July 29th at City Folk’s for the next Home Ec.