Hello bakers and foodie friends,
After more than six years of running our marvellous little club, it’s time for me to say goodbye. December’s potluck will be the last meetup I host. I had been planning to do a potluck in November as well but I’ve decided to just do one more on December 5.
What an adventure it’s been. So many potlucks, so many recipes. So much Tupperware. So much post-potluck breakfast cake. So much whipped cream. So. Much. Bacon.
Thank you all so much for being up for ANY culinary task I threw at you. From Tex Mex to French food to all of the cuisines of all 15 post-Soviet states, we’ve always eaten well. Surprisingly, there have been few duplicate dishes.
I know we usually do the cookie swap for December but since this is my last meetup I’d love to do an “Inspired By Ourselves” theme. Think of a recipe you’ve made before that you were really proud of, or make a recipe that another member brought to a past meetup that you loved. I shall be bringing Laura’s epic Klondike Baked Beans, which I will serve with sourdough bread and herb butter.
The lovely folks at the Arts Centre have offered to let us use their space again. I’m going to put a collection jar out for donations to their new fund for gallery’s special collection. The arts council has put on some truly wonderful shows in the years I’ve lived in Summerland, and have always been welcoming and accommodating whenever I ask to use the space for an event.
As many of you know, I’m also very bookish, so in addition to this being a potluck, I would like for it also to be a book swap. Bring any book that you would recommend to trade with someone else. You can trade as many times as you like or hold steady to the first book you trade for. This is my little toast to our tradition of the “whip-round” – the sharing of stories.
Potluck date: Thursday, December 5
What to bring: Your favourite inspired-by-ourselves dish, your Tupperware, and a book to swap. The Arts Centre has mugs we can use for tea. Feel free to bring your own plate and cutlery, but there will be extra there as well.
If there’s anyone from the group interested in taking over from me, I’m happy to hand over the reins to the blog and the Facebook page. If not, my plan is to shut down the Facebook page but leave the blog up as a record of our awesomeness.
I hope to see you at the potluck. If you’re not able to make it, I’d still love to hear about your favourite things you’ve eaten at our many meetups. Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace, love and buttercream,