October absolutely flew by for us. Between weddings and travel and work and life, it was a busy and very fun month. Without further ado …
I made my second batch of biscotti, this time it was ginger with pieces of crystalized ginger throughout. It turned out fantastic and I think biscotti might be one of my new favorite things to bake! It helps to have a biscotti-lover living here who raves about how it’s the best he’s ever had.
One Saturday in October was spent working at Somerville Local First’s Harvest Fest. I’m on the board of this great organization and this was our big fundraising event of the year. It went really well and it was neat to see it from the other side.
Cooler temperatures have meant I’ve been cooking a lot more cozy meals. This mix of carrots, celery, onions and pink potatoes became a delicious lentil soup. This is one of my favorite fall/winter recipes and I highly recommend making it (and don’t skimp on the five-spice, it’s what makes the dish sing).
In addition to our wonderful meals at home, we finally got to try a new restaurant in our neighborhood, Sarma. It’s the sister restaurant of two of our Boston favorites, Oleana and Sofra, and a huge win for our ‘hood. The meal was absolutely wonderful and we can’t wait to take friends and family there!
Up next: Our big trip to Austin!