My birthday dinner was pretty special. I had the opportunity to try my new fishing rod (happy birthday to me) the other day and first time out it caught a bunch of perch and some nice sized bass.
For dessert I made a wild blackberry galette. Jerry and Ann had shown up at the market with mounds of fresh picked berries and I bought a 3 quart basket.
The bass became beer battered fish and chips for Saturday lunch. It was a really simple batter with beer (ipa) baking soda, flour, and honey and it turned out really crispy.
Saturday dinner was another totally local feast with pork chops and a pile of veg from my garden and the market. I made a blackberry pie.
Sunday morning I picked up a few friends and we went to an Alpaca farm and store near Renfrew. The gracious host spent nearly 2 hours with us talking passionately about her animals and their fleece. Such a cool experience.
Overall a great weekend.