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Scrumptious Company, in which I chronicle my once-a-week dinner parties with pictures and recipes.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Home, Sweet Home

Hello!  I’m back!  Back in the states, and back finally to blogging.  So, so sorry for the long absence.  I’m sure a lot of you were wondering what was up.   Well, what was up was this:  Those last ten days in Catalonia were so stuffed with things to do, I had nary a minute to get to my computer.  And then, once I was home, it was just so good being back with Ben, I had no choice but to put off my final post a few more days.  But then, after those few more days, it was already Christmas, and so you know how that goes…

And now, I’m plain embarrassed that I’ve been so horribly remiss in posting the latest news for you all, my dear readers.  I’m praying that as far as etiquette goes, blog posts follow the same rules as thank you notes, and that  ‘better late than never’  applies.  I may have gotten all wrapped up in the excitement of being home again, but I’ve not altogether forgotten :).

So - finally - here’s the scoop.   What follows is a quick picture album of my last days in Catalonia.  (A really quick picture album, now that I look at it.  I guess I was pretty pooped out with picture taking by the end there!)  Anyways, here it is, the whirlwind tour of my final few days in Spain. 

We spent a lot of time driving to destinations all through the lovely Catalan countryside…


and spent a few more wonderful days in Barcelona…


We toured ancient wine cellars…


and wintertime vineyards…


judged a truffle cooking competition at a local truffle festival…



and were treated to delicious meals in some of the best restaurants around.







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Those last ten days in Catalonia were simply incredible.  I saw and did (and ate) more in that short time than I did the entire two months previous.  I wish I had had the time to update you every single night during that week.  But now that it’s all over and done with, it remains just a beautiful, delicious blur in my mind.  And so that’s how it should be here, too, I think. 


Well… I think it’s about time to wrap up this blog.  But before I do, I just want to say thank you. I am so grateful to you all, for so loyally following my adventures through this site.  Truly, it has meant so much to me to have you as readers, and it’s been a lot of fun writing for you.  Thank you all so much for reading

In about a week or so, I’ll be starting up a new blog,  Scrumptious Company, my dinner party diary.  I really hope you’ll all follow along there too. 

So, goodbye for now.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Or as they say in Catalonia, Bones Festes!



  1. Hi, honestly, your photos on here are amazing. Who knew you were a great photographer too. We are sitting here ooh-ing and ahh-ing over all of these pictures that illustrate so beautifully your experience. bravo!

  2. Thanks Meg. A lot! You are just too nice to me!