Inauguration 2009

My Highlights:

Catching up with old and new friends-
We live near the Capitol and had friends and friends of friends sleeping at our home and stopping by throughout the long weekend. The events opened up time in our lives to allow ourselves to relax, talk, share meals, connect and dream.

Day of service-
On Monday January 19 we found an organized event through my.barackobama and spent several hours picking up trash on the national mall. It felt great. I intend to regularly participate in other organized public service events and to organize events of my own.

Chant 4 Change

A charity event where we chanted and danced on the eve of the inauguration.

Wandering around DC and feeling the energy and hope-

My friend Laurie’s party-
Below is the menu I prepared and served to a receptive group of eaters

passed-
delicata winter squash soup with black chantarelles
mashed potatoes with Oregon black truffles and French truffle salt
toasted local cornmeal cornbread with caramelized onion and shallot
brussel sprouts with pickled ginger
falafel with sesame sauce

table 1-
montgomery farmhouse cheddar
whole grain crackers
seeded crostini
sweet and salty pumpkin seeds
black grapes
salted spelt, black walnut, whole wheat oatmeal breads
kohlrabi, celery root, carrot and radish
white bean sage spread
spinach roasted garlic puree
quince and pear compote
sweet potato chestnut spread

table 2-
salty rosemary biscotti
earl grey drops
chocolate, chocolate and nib biscotti
cardamom stars
coconut pecan oatmeal cookies

drink-
spiked clementine and ginger agua fresca
Coston Coteaux du Languedoc, Les Terrasses 2004
Savignon de Saint-Bris, Corps de Garde 2004

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