Yup. There’s gonna be a potluck party tonight, and I went all out. I made stuffed mushrooms with all-fresh ingredients. Brown mushrooms (for more flavor), sour cream, feta cheese, fresh garlic, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and a dash of garlic salt. I hope my friends like them 🙂 I am also taking a gamble by sharing my chamomile-honey wine, which I think is pretty good. I made it less sweet… so it tastes a lot better than it did. It really is light and refreshing, and I am considering making another batch. If they don’t like it, that’s what the mushrooms are for- they are guaranteed to be loved 🙂 The potluck party is in honor of our visiting artist, Bede Clarke. He is a pretty cool guy, so the party should be fun.
We loaded the salt kiln today- finally. We are supposedly loading a wood kiln within a couple of days, but who knows. I’m confused, because it seems like people just stopped making work, even though we still need to fill the soda kiln and the train kiln. Wait– I think the soda kiln will be full already… a couple of people reserved all of their work for it. Anyway, the train still needs pots. I’m excited that we are doing a high-temp woodfire, but I can’t really think of what to make to fire in it. I should make some more hand-built things, but they take time and I’m not sure how much time I have. I will post pics of pots as soon as I take some 😛