Wednesday, September 8, 2010

a month of glorious food

Ally, here.

It's been quite a while since my last post. A lot has happened over the past month. I got married. I went on my first vacation with the husband. I moved into a teeny, tiny studio apartment (don't worry, the kitchen is quite functional). And I ate a heck of a lot of good food while doing all of the above.

So let's take a little trip down memory lane as we delve into the wonders that have been digested over the past 31 days.

It all started with the wedding, catered by my dear friend, Jackie Joseph. As a girl who grew up eating dessert first (who knows if you'll make it to the end of the meal?), I had to have a dessert reception. Pies, cookies, cheesecakes, fruit tarts, wedding cake, brownies. We had it all.

Onto the honeymoon. The husband and I ate incredibly well. I'm hoping to recreate some of these wonders in my very own kitchen. Farmer's market pizza.  Beignets with a honey marmalade dipping sauce.

Cinnamon roll french toast. Raspberry scones. Grouper. Lobster. Gelato. Barbecue. Blueberry cake doughnuts.

Let me tell you a little something about these doughnuts. I've never been an adventurous doughnut eater. I'm a Krispy Kreme purist. But the moment the husband and I saw Charlie's Donut Truck parked by the beach, my heart was won over. Never have I tasted a doughnut so glorious. In fact, ol' Charlie won our breakfast money four times that week. If you are ever in the Rosemary Beach area, tell Charlie 'hi' for us. We love him.

The glory of eating continued once we returned to Kentucky. Now the proud owner of my very own kitchen (and about a million new cookbooks, thanks to our wedding guests), I have been experimenting with everything from banana bread to gumbo. Let me tell you, there is nothing more satisfying than creating a delicious meal from scratch. Now, I've had my successes and my failures in the kitchen this month, but I've had a blast making both.

The most recent creation is soon to be blogged. You're going to love it.

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