I am beyond exhausted – but because it was a jam-packed day!! From speaking to speaking, I’m losing my voice!
This afternoon I went to a session and accompanied Emily, Cullen and Lacey on a quick trip to Starbucks
I love all of their clothing – so soft and cool – but this shirt is by FAR my favorite ever – coming very soon to OpenSky, an “I Eat Real Food” shirt (with KERF on the back!) I pink + grey. So excited to wear it!
We had fun chatting with the Five Bamboo team and especially meeting their mascot, Ruhki, who was like a little human!
Our total trip was just about 3 miles, but when I returned, I crashed. For about 10 minutes. Just watching the baby move –
But I couldn’t relax too long because Amie was calling my name with the lure of cheese + crackers!
She had a plethora of Organic Valley goodies – including that delicious cheese – plus some amazing cookies from Saint Cupcake Bakery here in Seattle. I tried a bite of the Smoked Cookie (campfire meets bacon and chocolate!) plus a traditional chocolate chip – great snack!
After cocktail hour, I headed across the street to meet BethT and Helen Jane from Federated Media for dinner at the Purple Café.
We shared a beautiful and wonderful meal with several other bloggers
Small plates were passed around
But the show-stopper was my Copper River King salmon served over tomato couscous and swiss card with candied fennel on top – heavenly and SO good!!! Sadly I could only fit half of this inside, but it was tasty through every bite!
My evening concluded in the loft of the Purple Café with a lovely soirée put on by Stonyfield.
We chatted and mingled for an hour. Others sipped amazing smelling red wines, while I guzzled water for my fading voice box.
Amelia and I concluded the evening by each giving a short talk on what it means to us to “know our food.” I touched on my journey of learning about real food to reading books like Michael Pollan’s to moving to Cville, touring Polyface and growing vegetables that we eat for dinner. Followed by some favorite ways I love to eat greek yogurt (Guacamole Crème was mentioned!)
Thankfully the hotel was just across the street and I’m probably already asleep as I write the last lines of this post…zzzzzz.