Happy November, friends! October was a whirlwind of new foods and friends and places, and daylight savings can’t come soon enough because I am riding on the promise of that extra hour of sleep.
For Halloween this year I went as the Morton salt girl. Rhubarb, in her truest self, went as a salty bitch. We also fully embraced fall in the form of corn mazes and apple cider and decking out our Halloween Tree.
The highlight of the month wasn’t autumn-y at all. I headed down to Miami with our advertisement partners over at Mediavine to meet up with some of the most talented bloggers in the industry!
From the women who are crushing the baking niche (like Live Well Bake Often and Sugar Spun Run) to the gals who’ve been killing it on video (like Stay Snatched and My Forking Life) to the bloggers I’ve followed for years and finally got to meet in person (like Grand Baby Cakes and Jessica In The Kitchen) (and so many more!)
We all stayed in the ritzy Fontainebleau on Miami Beach, where parts of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were filmed. So we dressed in our nicest 60’s garb and took in all the beauty of the historical hotel! I was so busy meeting friends and talking shop, it took me a few days to even get over to the beach (let alone take photos, of which I took almost none).
I also spent some time putzing around the waterways of Fort Lauderdale! We spent the day out with Staying Afloat Party Boat and stayed in the cutest Airbnb (and I learned that in Florida they put a bag of ice in your pitcher of beer, which is so wrong it’s right.)
Other highlights of the month included book club, which has devolved into a reason to order takeout and drink wine on a weeknight.
And squeezing in one last camping trip, where we perfected the double tent system for stopping the wind (and stopping Rhubarb from sleeping on our knees).
And taking all of the leftovers in the fridge and cooking them over the fire (that toast doesn’t look like much, but it was smokey flavor central).
And heading down to Silverton, Colorado for a mountain wedding with the whole crew (and hitting Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park on the way home!)
And somewhere along the way thanks to all of the festivities, getting Rhubarb addicted to our neighborhood liquor store, who always give her a Milk Bone when we stop in.
And practicing self care in the form of long sniffy walks with a podcast and a coke zero in hand.
And watching Hocus Pocus at a goat farm, because everything is possible in Denver.
Back in the headquarters we’ve been busy testing out what it would look like to do video for each recipe! Over the years I’ve developed a system for recipe testing and photography that is pretty streamlined, and video throws a wrench into it all. But…I’m trying! And have been sharing it all on TikTok and YouTube.
Have a happy November, friends!