Marci Vanderveer, owner of Groovy Granola, dishes out some cinnamon raisin granola for tasters to try in the house specialty category at A Taste of Baldwinsville Saturday, May 19. Groovy Granola can be bought right in downtown B’ville at Canal Walk Café or ordered from Vanderveer’s website, eatgroovygranola.com.
Baldwinsville It’s rare my husband and I get an evening out without the girls.
We’ve got two kids — Josie, 23 months, and Charlotte, 6 months — and when we have the chance to get out of the house it is nearly always a family affair.
But, anyone who has survived with “two under 2” just might agree with me when I say how very important it is to get out and just be adults once in a while. So, it was with great pleasure that Ron and I dropped the babies off Saturday night with friends of ours and headed over to the Central New York Sports Centre for A Taste of Baldwinsville.
We were greeted by people with friendly faces and they eagerly welcomed us to the event. Despite being a reporter for several years and attending many events like this, I still get butterflies and worry I’ll make a fool of myself, so walking in and seeing happy volunteers selling tickets was reassuring.
The beer was cold, the sweets — oh, so many sweets! — were delectable, the music was good and everyone we encountered was nice.
It isn’t often I can’t form a coherent thought, especially when talking about food, but trying to put into words how wonderful a time I had is proving to be difficult. I don’t think I tried anything that I didn’t truly love.
Maybe it’s because it’s been so long since we’ve gone out and just enjoyed an evening together that I can’t put the right words together. Or it could be due to the fact I know we were there to show our support for the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center, not just because I was covering the event for the Messenger, and it makes me feel really good to know my husband and I were part of that. Or I could still be crashing from all the sugar.