Constructing a Sazerac
The Hive is a place that blends contemplation with creative acts through classes, workshops and events. It’s just around the corner from where I live and I’ve been contemplating taking a class for as long as they’ve been there.
I popped in for their happy hour that celebrated the cocktail from New Orleans and an incredibly delicious tartine by Jeffrey.
It started as a small group so we began a thread to share a recent gift we had personally received that was meaningful.
There was talk of hospitality, gratitude of connection and thriving creativity to name a few, but then more folks poured in through the door and it was time to break back into smaller conversations.
I didn’t officially share a gift with the group, but I did thank the person who gave me one.
I met Jeffrey Miller (who made the tartine) at People’s Liberty while he was doing a project to educate folks about food waste. He’s extremely passionate about the topic and holds events to celebrate imperfect food—you know, a bruised apple or the too soft avocado… I shared that he changed my thinking about the matter and now he’s beside me every time I go through the produce aisle favoring the flawed vegetables and fruits.
That’s a gift in my book. As was tonight’s cocktail, tartine and the conversations.