We’re going up to a small mountain lake resort for the weekend, my husband’s department’s annual retreat. It’s an older property in a gorgeous setting. They have little cabins, a lodge with a roaring fire, ski and snowshoe rental, and all the snow one could want. No internet or cell phone access, yay. I don’t even know how long it’s been since I’ve been without access. I’m going to cook warming foods, cavort about in the beauty of Oregon, and work on my dissertation. Which is exactly what I usually do, but with the email and phone beeping at me. Hm.
We’ll be missing the microbrew festival in Eugene — if you go, tell me how it went. And if you’ll be at the resort, see you there!
The bean article in the Eugene Weekly is still forthcoming, just not this week. What can we say: there’s been a lot of news lately. O tempora. But bean news continues to hit the stands here at Culinaria Eugenius. I’m absolutely thrilled that I’ve managed to procure two big bags of dried local pinto and garbanzo beans from Stalford Seed Farms, one of the participants in the Great Bean and Grain Trials of 2009, an endeavor to convert grass seed cropland to beans and grains for our local food network. More on this soon!