Although I spent most of today in meetings, catching up on emails and reviewing lists of issues rated “Very High”, I can’t wipe this smile off of my face.
This is one of the known side effects of attending Vegetarian Summerfest. I promise to tell you all about in a longer post this week. I need a little more time to wrap my head around all the tips & tricks I learned and to find adjectives beyond “awesome” to describe the whole adventure.
Tonight, in honour of the simplicity that summer enables I want to share a quick recipe (just 3 ingredients) and an announcement (worth at least 3 shouts of glee).
Just before I left for Vegetarian Summerfest I spent an evening climbing a cherry tree to collect a beautiful haul of ripe, sweet, gems. Not Far From the Tree (one of my favourite local charities) had just launched their 5th season of gleaning. Although I’m all for acts of altruism – sometimes it is nice to get a little treat in return.
When cherries are in season they find their way into every dish. For lunch I added them to a salad of baby kale, avocado and walnuts.
For all of you who stayed with me right to the end…it’s announcement time.
Do you remember Vida Vegan Con? The vegan lovefest that invaded Portland last summer? Well, just last week as I was packing for Summerfest I got an email that made my year.
So, I hope you’re all planning to come for the party in Portland. Early bird tickets sold out in less than 24 hours and regular registration is moving fast.
Once you grab your ticket you can join me in the countdown – just 324 days to go!