May is really my favorite month. And not just because of my birthday.
May is when Vermont comes to life - everything just bursts! People are suddenly everywhere, flowers, trees, leaves, birds... It's as if after being cooped up for so long during the cold months, and in anticipation of the all-too-quickly returning frosty weather, life explodes to the surface at the first sign of warmth.
But back to my birthday. It was exciting this year due to a fondue extravaganza: Two kinds of cheese for dinner (spicy southwestern and a great German-style beer version from a totally fondue cookbook).
We dipped home-made bread, apples, sausage, carrots, mushrooms, and lots of other veggies. Dessert was chocolate fondue (what else!) with fruit and an incredible angel food cake made from scratch by a talented pal! It was delightful. And looking at the pictures is making me hungry.