Monday, August 28, 2006

Like a Kid in a Candy Shop

What a wonderful Sunday I had. I was lucky enough to score an invite to the food bloggers picnic. It was great to see bloggers that I had met before. Connecting new faces with blogs I had read or will read was an adventure. The people, place and food were marvelous. Food and beverage was plentiful and tasty. It was almost a sensory overload. A park setting full of talented people who all like the same things I do. Hot Damn! So many bloggers, so little time. I really wanted to spend a day with each person there. That would take the better part of several months. I'll just have to savor the short time I had.
Thanks to the hosts and people who put the shindig together. That's a hard job and was appreciated.
I had intention of placing video on my site but was unhappy with the results. So I humbly submit photos of the dishes I brought to the picnic. There was more cameras on property than at White House photo opportunity. In the best sense life was truly a picnic Sunday.
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Grilled veg with lemon vinaigrette
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Pasta salad antipasto style

9 comments:

Amy Sherman said...

Greg your pasta salad was SO GOOD! I loved it. Great party but hard to get a chance to really catch up because there were just so many people this time.

sam said...

greg - I was wondering who made that beautiful spread of grilled vegetables. the criss cross patterns on the potatoes are perfect. It was great to meet you and your family, although I know what you mean about needing a day to spend with each person. the afternoon just flew by and even though I tried to meet everyone I ended up missing a few people out, even. I am glad you were not one of them.

sam

Owen said...

Greg - it was really great to meet you and I confess I liked the veggies more than the pasta salad. they were fantastic.

Mona said...

I'm trying to organize an event like that in the city. Not sure where to even begin with picking a date and a place for all of us to meet up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :) And of course, if you're coming to the Big Apple any time soon we'd love to have you Greg. It must be fun putting faces with the blogs!
M

cookiecrumb said...

Yoo-hoo! Marin guy! Ever so great to meet you. You were more than I expected, and your wife is a grand gal. I hope your daughter wasn't *too* bored.
I will keep an eye out for you from now on at the markets.
xxxxxx
cc

Greg said...

Amy - Thanks it was a pleasure
Sam - I was a little over obsessive with the potatoes. But why not? Be well.
Owen - I'll trade you grilled bread for grilled veg. Loved your house. I now hane stove envy.
Mona- thanks for the invite. I got to enjoy the hard work of those who set the picnic up.
Cookiecrumb-I too will look for you.
Till we meet again thanks all!!

Ivonne said...

It sounds like it was tremendous fun, Greg! Wish I could have been there!

Mary Ladd said...

Hi Greg,

Don't think we officially met but hopefully next time around. It was a fun, tasty day.

Best,
Mary

Mahek said...

hey!!!
i always wanted to know whats an antipasto.