So, the symposium was over a few weeks ago. I took a much needed trip to the Riverhouse and have slowly be getting my house and life back in order. I think the symposium was a hit this year. I’ll have more to talk about later. The new space had its problems but as someone put it “it seems more like a space the symposium should be in.” The last 10 years were on a campus of a university that may have given it a stuffy, institution feel. In hindsight, I’m pretty happy with the space and the people we worked with there. We had our post symposium wrap up meeting/reward dinner at Portobello, a fancy vegan restaurant, last night. It was good to talk about things.
We are already scheduling a meeting for next year on September 18th at the IPRC.
Other than that, Portland is starting to feel like autumn, even thought it is pretty warm this week. I haven’t spent enough time in my yard but I did take some photos:
Despite Paul taunting the artichokes with how he is going to eat them, a few of them managed to go to thistle.
I had some food pictures I was gonna post but I’ll post those tomorrow. I made saffron rice and baked it with herbed squash and tomatoes over it. It was super yummy. I also gathered up my squash flowers and, after giz got all the ants out, stuffed them with cashew cheeze and lightly friend them with a sort of fresh herb tempura batter. They were really good!
Oh, yum! You were able to make vegan squash blossoms. Yay! I looked at squash blossoms at last weekend’s farmers market, but it was a warm day and i didn’t get there ’til afternoon so they all looked pretty wilted. I might try again early this saturday morning, if i’m finally feeling well again.