With this week’s illustration, I’m sending a big, heartfelt BRAVA to the folks that put together the 18th Annual Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival! Drawing a huge crowd, there was tons of garlic, herbs, spices, mushrooms, fermented cabbage, vegetables, mums, music and more! I had a wonderful time walking around with my kids, eating GARLIC ice cream, and taking it all in! The best part? It’s right here in my favorite hometown! Keep an eye out for next year’s festival: http://www.mvghf.com

(Thank you to Raema, owner of Rockerbox Spice Co., the model for this illustration! Check her out here: http://www.rockerboxgarlic.com)