What happens in Texas…
I don’t know HOW April is already over, but it may have something to do with how busy this month ended up being, or how many seasons we seemed to rollercoaster through. The first season being…wedding season!
A group of grade A gals headed down to Canyon Lake in Texas, where we celebrated the soon-to-be marriage of my best friend! We putzed around the drinkeries of Texas Hill Country, talked our way onto a pontoon boat, listened to far too much (never enough) Taylor Swift, and had a grand ole time.
And because no trip to Texas is complete without a little adventure, we headed up to New Braunfels, where I promptly fell in love with the place.
We also got our second dose of the Moderna vaccine while in town at the New Braunfels mass vaccination clinic. They are vaccinating thousands of people everyday and need volunteers – sign up here!
Meanwhile in Coloradoland
Here’s the thing I didn’t know about springtime in Denver – it’s never as it appears. So when I left for Texas with nothing but flip flops and shorts, I was in for a fun return when I had to walk home from the train station in this weather…
But you know what they say about lemons and lemonade! So we snuck in a few more ski days while finessing our skills at sneaking drinks and snacks onto the hill.
And a heavy day of slushy spring skiing isn’t complete without a trip to Beau Jo’s Pizzeria in Idaho Springs! Their puffy hand rolled dough comes with honey for the leftover crust. Dinner and dessert in one? I’m here for it.
Sundays are a Sun Daze
Almost overnight, the snow cleared up and Denver became the sunny city from the postcards. We’ve fallen into a routine of getting outside every Sunday and I’m loving it. From heading to the park for volleyball or trying a new hike or driving out to Evergreen, it’s hard to want to stay inside on days like this!
In the Kitchen
I’ve re-fallen in love with Asian supermarkets and their treasure trove of ingredients! I obviously bought all of the king oyster mushrooms (for “pulled pork“), and literally every variety of eggplant they had for our upcoming eggplant varieties week!
I promptly learned that eggplants can in fact explode if you broil them without scoring the skin first. I think I’ll be picking scorched bits of eggplant out of the crevices of my oven for a while.
But the results of our eggplant exploration were so delicious and I can’t wait to share them with you soon – to include a Filipino eggplant omelette and the classic Thai green curry!
And because I know you just been dying to hear about the progress of my tomato sprouts (sarcasm…probably?), they’re alive! I fangjangled a self-watering contraption so that they will hopefully continue to stay alive during my upcoming traveling. It involves a moisture wick that pulls water up into the soil, and so far (🤞) it looks to be working.
Join our Let’s Grow Tomatoes series and grow with us. Second post in the series coming soon!
And that’s all the gab for this month! I hope your spring is happy and healthy, and I’m so happy to have you here with us!