Monday I was without my laptop after being infected with the Windows Expansion “something” virus. What an irritation that was. *boo hiss* Thankfully Dan was able to resolve the issue but it did take some time which meant I had mostly a technology free day on Monday. It was odd not having my computer. If it weren’t for my smart phone I would have felt completely lost. LOL, Louis I can see you laughing at me now. ;-) Does that count as my technology free day? I think it should count. LOL
Tuesday we spent the day in DC, going to Jaleo and looking at the cherry blossoms. It was crazy in DC today the traffic was a nightmare and there were tourists everywhere because today was forecast to be the only nice day of the entire Cherry Blossom Festival. Heck that is why we went today too so I shouldn't complain. ;-)
However the absolute highlight of my day was meeting Jose Andres. You all know how much I adore him and he is charming, humble and gracious in person. Can you be a chef groupie? If you can I think that would be a good desciption of me. ;-) I was “practically” speechless which my husband has never seen in over 24 years which is really saying something. When I met Clint Eastwood about 10 years ago I was able to maintain myself, but with Jose I was awestruck. LOL, at least I can laugh at myself and that has to be a good sign. I will tell you all about our day very soon. It is late here and we just got home from dinner.
Before leaving the DC area also stopped at the Mediterranean Bakery (Alexandria, VA) and picked up groceries (spices, dried beans, whole grains, dried fruit, etc). I always find things there that are not easy to get elsewhere. It is a great little store that seems to carry mostly Middle Eastern and Turkish items but they also have a lot of Italian food which I gravitate toward. Gee, I wonder why?
I have included a few pictures from DC to whet your appetite. Talk to you again soon, hopefully tomorrow before cooking class. Yes … something else to tell you about. I hope you had a great Tuesday, we sure did. Good night!
(Cherry Blossoms with Jefferson Monument in the background)
(close up of the cherry blossoms)