I got home later than expected tonight. My good friend and guest at the cookoff, Lisa, and I made a couple of pit stops along the way, turning a 6 hour drive home down the coast into an 11-hour quirky road trip. Seriously, though, who can resist wine tasting when driving through Paso Robles? Or salty-sweet cookies from the Brown Butter Cookie Company and perfectly smoked albacore from Ruddell’s Smokehouse when passing through Cayucos? And I think we spent an hour driving around Salinas this morning looking for a Starbucks . . . (Note: the “Find a Starbucks” app needs work). And then there was the L.A. traffic. To top off the longest day in traffic ever, I came home to the Hubs flat on his back all honked up on pain meds. He threw his back out playing racquetball this morning. It’s not the first time. I’m sure it won’t be the last. (I think it was karma for his snarky comment about my Twitter feed–he disagrees.) This is going to be a fun week!
Back to all things GARLIC. I’m working on a post for tomorrow summarizing all of the excitement from the cookoff stage. In the meantime, check out some of the pics of the action.