We were invited to a friend's Bastille Day party. John and his wife, Judy, lived in France for a number of years, and now John works with us at the store. He has a story for everything! The party was the revelry that you would expect for a Bastille Day party...and here's what I was able to get pictures of from the food (most was already eaten).
First, lavender cactus and lavender lavender:
Then, some crazy Frenchman (actually I think he's Polish)
Here is some deer sausage that our friend's the Leidichs brought. It comes from their kid's backyard. In case the Game Warden is reading, we'll leave it at that. It was very good. Made by a German butcher, it was very similarly seasoned to Oberle Sausage, my childhood favorite.
I made a beautiful flourless chocolate torte with a mirror glaze and brandy macerated apricots, but it got devoured before I could get pics. I also bought some beets at our farmer's market, roasted them, sliced, drizzled with oil and served with pinon and Gorganzola Dolce.
Farina Alto – Albuquerque, New Mexico
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