The next two weeks are going to be hectic! (And not because of wedding planning!) My parents arrived on Sunday for a two-week visit (they are staying in my sister's empty apartment while she is out of town, not here in our teeny one-bedroom apartment.) My future sister-in-law gave birth to a little girl last night, making me an almost-aunt. We we are going to meet this evening and I am so excited. As a result, my fiance's parents are high-tailing it to New York this weekend to meet their granddaughter and to take a quick trip out to Shelter Island to see where we will be married. Oh yeah, and one of my best friends from college is getting married next weekend and my fellow and I are both in the wedding party. AND it's my mom's birthday on August 10, and it's MY birthday on August 14.
On top of all that, work's pretty busy, and I'm working on a personal project that's eating up some time. So, I apologize for an what will likely be a quiet few weeks of blog posting. I'll be back soon enough with more details about our wedding plans.
In the meantime, you should all go out and buy David Tanis's The Heart of the Artichoke -- it's a keeper. On my parents first night in town we made most of the recipes in the 'Spices for a Summer Night' menu. All were absolutely delicious and easy to prepare.