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Here’s Tom outside of Beer Bar lecturing Matt on Robert Fogel’s thesis about the relative unimportance of canals to antebellum economic development.
And here’s the gang a little later that night, minus Zadra, who was confused and literally lost from the start.
And we spent a delightfully perfect fall day in Heber at Kristina and Mason's wedding (notice the mason jars, as well as Bill's second appearance in the blog. Also see Christmas card–worthy** shot of Jonas and Isaac). (** God, this is great.)
Been too busy for a haircut.
And we spent a lot of time perfecting our new Dream Machine 3000 (not to be confused with the Dream Machine 2000 at the Max Plank in Tübingen, though it is a German cup pictured ...). I’m not a religious guy, but I'm still pretty sure that the first thing one consumes in heaven looks about like this:
And to top it off, our friends the Turners from Exeter, UK, visited us after their tour of the desert West. Every good American should have go-to British friends. We had an absolute blast explaining the rules of American football, shopping for American footballs, reliving our past glories in Slovenia, and spreading the virtues of Utah beer.
|Photo credit: Mark Turner|
|Photo credit: Tiffany Turner. Beer credit: Epic Smoked and Oaked.|
But the main reason I was too busy to blog in September (the warmest September ever recorded on the planet, by the way) was Peachapalooza 2014. We’ve never had such a good crop (maybe it was the awesomely rainy August – all 1.77 inches), and so all month J and I were kept busy making peach shortcake, peach jam, peach and prosciutto salads, peach on pork, peach muffins, peach crisp, peach pancakes, etc. (Look, anyone reading this knows that J took the lead with any baking, but hey, work with me). We were, in fact, pretty much Brainless on Peaches.
|Kitchen credit: Dru and Jen|
More recently, post-Peachapalooza, I spent the weekend in MHK helping out Jim and catching up with everyone. Port Fonda in Westport with Sam and Janine and Brent was excellent (and I rarely choose Mexican food).
Josie and Jeff’s Rex is adorable (the Kansas GOP's 6th-grade-level attack ads are not).
As do Sam and Carla. Instead of a photo of David Chang's noodles, here's how to make them (give or take the various recipes within recipes).
But in closing, above all, don’t you want this Everyman to go to Congress?