On January 4 2008 I got an email from Michelle telling me she read the blog and was moving from Charleston to Charlotte to start a new job. Could we do lunch sometime? This was one of our first dinner’s out.
Thus was the beginning of many Charlotte blogger friendships born from KERF! We will miss all of our friends so much.
We were invited to Michelle and Ben’s for dinner tonight as a next-to-final farewell.
Per usual, it was a lovely feast of fine foods. I started in on these great chips and dips –
Kelly made a separate mango salad without onions just for me 😉
And Michelle‘s black bean burgers were also onion-free and QUITE delicious!!
I made a [vegan for the men!] cucumber and tomato salad tossed in Garlic Gold Lemon Vinaigrette and basil. Garlic Gold ROCKS on EVERYTHING!!
THIS cucumber from Emily‘s internship farm was the base!!
It was one of those indecisive nights where I tasted a few wines and just didn’t know what I wanted.
I took that as a sign I wasn’t in a drinking mood and ended up drinking mostly water. I’ve had trouble getting hydrated today! I’ve been so thirsty all afternoon.
Matt and I shared a burger, which was still more than enough! Black bean burger on Great Harvest Dakota buns with orzo, cuc salad, roasted veggies and corn. Mmmm!
Katie made vegan carrot cake muffins!
Diana‘s Green Monster Muffins were awesome as well. Lemony!! Couldn’t taste the spinach at all.
I had one of each and shared a little with Matt
Look what I found at EarthFare!!!!!!!!!!!! No sign of cookie dough or carrot cake, but I snatched this one up fast.
After proudly showing it to my friends, I knew I had to share. So we did a taste test. OUT OF THIS WORLD!! It was like Peanut Butter Cookie with chocolate chips embedded. New favorite!!
On the way to Michelle and Ben’s, we said goodbye to our old house 🙁 Someone is clearly living it up in there!
Goodbye old street where I ran and walked for years.
I haven’t really been sad about our move yet, but now I am. Officially.