I’ve been SO BUSY in the kitchen lately, I wish I could just blink and somehow have every photo, video, and written recipe ready for you to devour right now.
Over the past few months I’ve streamlined our team quite significantly, taking back the roles of writing, video editing, and social media for myself (read more about our little team here).
It’s been amazing because I feel so in touch with the whole process of sharing recipes with everyone again, but also…it’s been so much work.
I’ve also begun breathing new life into our kombucha website again, after letting it sit stale for 2 years.
And Rhubarb has been working hard over on Bone Appétreat, bringing you one new dog recipe each week.
Basically, this month has been all about setting up processes to get as much delicious, personal content out to you as possible. The weekly content calendar looks something like this:
- Monday: Live Eat Learn How To Post
- Tuesday: Bone Appétreat Informational Article
- Wednesday: Live Eat Learn New Recipe
- Thursday: Bone Appétreat New Recipe, Brew Buch New Article
- Friday: Live Eat Learn New Recipe
- Saturday: Live Eat Learn Informational Article(s)
It’s absolutely nuts and colorful and delicious and fulfilling all at once.
Another *very* exciting thing that happened was the total revamp of my knife set. I’ve been working exclusively with a chipped chef’s knife and bread knife for 3 years. This set of Santoku Knives has been such a game changer.
Of course, I did manage to squeeze in a few fun things in May. The month started with a weekend down to Cancun for whirlwind bachelorette party. I drank ample Aperol Spritzes and ate watermelon carpaccio and ensured the gorgeous bride was well-fed (yes, spaghetti is a hot tub food).
On the home front, our renovation project continues to slowly chug along. Plumbing and electrical are all in, so now we wait on dry wall and tiling!
You’d think in Colorado there are four seasons, but there are in fact just two: Ski Season and Concert Season. It is now Concert Season, which we celebrated with last minute tickets to the legendary Shania Twain.
But the best Colorado concerts happen at Red Rocks, of course. I crossed a major bucket list item off by seeing my all-time favorite band, Mayday Parade, as they played alongside All Time Low at Red Rocks.
My supportive friends, knowing my obsession with this band, joined me in getting to the concert 2 full hours early. We picnicked in line with Rosenberg’s Bagels and my magical guacamole that never turns brown.
I should say, summer is also known as Snake Season here in Colorado. I’ve been getting my Rhubarb the rattlesnake vaccine yearly in the hopes that it might help if she were ever bit while out hiking.
But after she sought out and found a snake last summer, I knew we needed a new approach. So we signed her up for a rattlesnake avoidance course and it was the coolest thing. The trainer laid out a bunch of snake-y decoys then gave her a little buzz when she tried to engage with them. By the end of the course, Rhubarb was giving snakes a wide berth. I’m curious to see how she handles them in the wild now!
Besides all that, I’ve mostly just been digging around in my new garden! With it being the first spring in this home, it’s been amazing to see all the plants and flowers popping up everywhere. The previous owner was brilliant about how she placed her perennials, and every week there’s something new popping up to get excited about (like rhubarb, roses, poppies, and succulents galore!)
I hope you have an amazing start to summer. I’m so happy you’re here!