This year was big, wonderful, and completely life-changing. We fast-forwarded through some major life events, which was trying at times but always worthwhile.
Twenty-nineteen in summary: My boyfriend asked me to marry him in January, and my answer was a resounding yes. We got married on the first of June, spent a few days in Santa Fe immediately thereafter, celebrated my brother’s wedding at the end of the month, drank wine across France and Spain for two weeks in July, transformed his perfectly respectable bachelor pad into a cozy home that suits the both of us, finally mailed out our thank you notes, met my newest little nephew, and split our holidays between his family and mine. We’re excited to see what the next decade will bring.
I truly love every recipe I publish here, so it’s impossible to pick “favorites.” Please indulge me as I highlight some recipes that deserve more attention and tell you the stories behind them. Ready?
For our first date, my husband asked me to meet him at a nearby Thai restaurant for spring rolls and beer. These spring rolls are my variation of the ones we enjoyed over two years ago.