I’m back in Chapel Hill (drove back from D.C. on Friday night after our school sessions ended) and it’s so nice to be home with Matt. I missed our little porch — and it was 65 and sunny on Saturday. Amazing!
I whipped up some tuna sandwiches for us (using this recipe for tuna salad but with Greek yogurt instead of cheese). My fave!
We also enjoyed some clementines and my homemade pickles (see my post about How to Can Food at Home) from the summer!
Yum. These came out awesome.
After getting all unpacked and organized, we spent the afternoon enjoying the beautiful weather on our bikes!
I couldn’t believe how warm it was. We biked our usual 13ish mile loop — it felt nice to get back out on our bikes! It’d been awhile.
Larabar sent me some of their new cappuccino bars to taste test, so I brought one with us on the ride. I was a big fan!
Last night was spent having dinner with a fun “underground culinary club” in Raleigh! My friend Genna started the club with her culinary program instructor and another classmate — it’s basically a once monthly dinner at someone’s house to practice their culinary skills and encourage a sense of community by bringing together people who don’t know one another.
Matt and I had a great time at the dinner — fun conversation and delicious food, too. Here’s the menu along with some pictures of the food. It was SO good!
antipasto. ricotta-making demonstration. prosecco
roasted chestnut soup
homemade orecchiette. roasted fennel. little neck clams.
local grilled lamb ribs. fig gastrique. arugula.
broccoli rabe. garlic. red pepper flakes.
blood orange granita. italian cenci.
panetonne rounds. honey ricotta butter.
Everything was good, but I have to say my absolute favorite was the roasted chestnut soup. It was incredible.
Off to get some things done — have a great Sunday!