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Monday, November 14, 2016

forest feast gatherings~

~the novel bakers present~
 
 
if this looks familiar, this is the brand new follow up book to erin gleesons first cookbook,
 the forest feast which we shared in 2014.
 
 
welcome back to the little house in the redwoods
 
 
 
where every gathering can be magical
 
 
once again, there is a feast of ideas to explore for every season,
from the ambience, to simple, easy to prepare dishes...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
taking her cue, we headed off for our own little forest picnic...
 
 
california is known for being hot and dry, but along the coastal range your will find the cool moist towering redwoods of armstrong redwoods state natural reserve. i have been many times, but something about being a novel baker makes our picnic that much more special. home to the tallest and oldest trees, 310' and 1400 years old, walking this park always takes on the air of a cathedral. cool. serene. quiet. layers upon layers of green, it could not have been a better spot for a picnic in the forest. we hiked up a trail and dined by the sounds of running water...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
whispering to each other under these towering giants we enjoyed our specially prepared meal for the day...
 
 
 
 
 
trust me when i say they were all mouthwatering! my very favorite was the galette, i have made many versions of this, but the addition of honey butter put this one over the top! my husband took one bite in our green paradise and declared it pure nectar... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
thank you for stopping by, wednesday we will be sharing one more day of forest feast gatherings,
be sure and stop by and visit