i apologize for the quiet around here lately. i've been in ohio, with travis' family, since friday. we have been enjoying the holidays through cooking, eating, and being together. on saturday i cooked an enormous passover feast for us, which consisted of a shaved brussels sprouts salad, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, salt-crusted whole yellowtail snapper, roasted fingerling potatoes with chive pesto, baby artichokes fried in olive oil, and apple tart. the entire meal was kosher for the holiday and contained no leavened breads or grains. the apple tart had an almond flour crust, in case you were wondering.
today's easter menu was equally as good. we enjoyed a salad, smashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, a grilled leg of lamb, and a strawberry rhubarb napoleon with creme fraiche ice cream.
my sommelier husband, of course, picked out some fantastic wines to pair with both meals. it was a wonderful weekend both culinarily and in terms of time spent with family. we leave early tomorrow morning to head back to our home. this week is travis' last week of graduate school. it is truly the end of the first chapter of our life together. indiana has not been our favorite place, but it has been good to us. this was our first home as a married couple, where sylvie was born, and a place where we have made some amazing friends. while we are happy to move on to the second phase of our life, we will look back on our time here with fondness and happy memories. i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, no matter what it is you celebrate.