an excellent weekend of geekery, clothing and food. hooray!
the indominable countess_e and I headed south after work, to spend a day in the company of the amazingly talented fearga . on the docket, further steps towards a 16th century kit for me! squee!! we walked away having patterned chemises, flemish overgowns, and a brugel coat as well as sleeves and partlets.
I even managed to work on same, and now have a set of woolie sleeves almost done, a woolie partlet done and a linen partlet almost done. woot!
egads, that woman can move fabric around....
we got to stay with elfie_chan and alysaundre in their giant amazing house (I kept thinking THATS HORSE FENCING! WHAT AN AWESOME
we had amazing food (egads, restaurants are very inexepnsive in Eugene!), got to watch kids go to the "fancy" restaurant for prom night with attendant sparkles, tule and girls wearing heels for the first time :).
by the way, Marche, the french place in Eugene? is epic. no really. its all local stuff, and the chef(s) GET IT. French food like we had in france. I had a creme d'asperge soup made withe creme fraische, a salad with lardons and a braised duck egg and a charcuterie plate. the pork terrine with hazelnuts? OMG. and the fromage de tete? ditto. I was a happy happy girl. they had these rhubarb vanilla sodas too that ROCKED. a rhubarb vanilla coulis, mixed with soda water (we asked). I fully expect to foist this off on people at some point. the possibilities here are endless. rhubarb Vanilla was lovely. what about ginger peach? something with rosemary? oo! quince!
I am now convinced I need to learn to make pate and such as well. yum!
a lovely weekend all round! Time with some of my favorite peoples, active brains and hands and palates. hooray!
now, we prep for the CMO ride this weekend, which will use totally different parts of my brain, tho the favorite peoples, etc will be there too :)