Wait. I just need to point out that I blog from the public library because I like to get out of my house to write and currently, there is an old man next to me snoring right now. WOW, this is both awkward and extremely distracting.
This weekend the austin food bloggers met up for another one of our (in)famous potlucks. I have to say that after going to these potlucks, I’m spoiled. Most people go all out and bring beautiful, complicated and amazing dishes. I’m always slightly intimidated about these things. Since I almost forgot about the event entirely (BAD TEDDY!), my dish seems less impressive when standing next to others but I loved it.
A watermelon, mango, orange, lychee and avocado salad dusted with a small amount of salt to increase the sweetness of all the fruits and extract their liquids.
Fresh from the fire pizza. Christian from Austin Food Journal manned the wood burning oven for hours. I’m not sure how he survived it! But thank you for some of the BEST pizza I’ve ever had- seriously. Now I apologize to everyone else for mixing up who made what. Some of my favs follow:
Homemade onion BAGELS with everything schmear!
Lavender macaroons. I don’t normally like either of these things. I think lavender can taste like soap in dishes and all the macaroons I’ve had are hard and plain gross. One bite of these changed my mind about both.
Husk Cherries (aka ground cherries or cape gooseberry) . Kristi said she picked these up at a local farmers market simply because she had never seen them before. They were odd in a great way. Sweet like a pear or plum with the texture of a tomato. Fun!
It was a great potluck, no?
Back to my normal meals this week!