David Daniel’s workshop just checked-out this morning and it is sad to see such a happy group go. Regrettably, I only got one photo of the group because I was up to my eyeballs with work! The minute I stepped into the studio to take this picture of Dave presenting a demo, I saw a car arrive so I had to go see what they wanted.
Everyone was so pleased with David that they all tried to twist my arm to sign up David to come back every year! Sorry, folks, but the 2009 schedule is already full, but don’t despair, David will be back in 2010 — same time, same place! The dates will be June 13 – 19, 2010 and we can’t wait.
I had to fill in as Chef twice during this workshop while Mark was away having fun with his martial arts. I do like to be a creative cook, so I got to try out several new recipes, as well the tried and true Herb and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs and Chocolate Cinnamon Cake. The Blueberry Strudel Bars with Lemon-Cream Filling were a big hit. Diane asked when we were going to open a pastry shop!
I also made some Parmesan and Pine Nut Focaccia and Sweet Corn Cakes with Southwest Sauce and Tomato Salsa.
Tomorrow Alvaro Castagnet arrives to teach the mastery of tonal values. Should be a fun class as always. The weather looks good and the pool is ready for more poolside critiques.