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Weekend Roundup

  • Posted on June 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm

First, thanks to elements for squeezing us in for a last minute, leisurely, lovely dinner in the cube Saturday night. It was TRULY appreciated and very much needed. Mattias, thank you for the swizzling! Thank you, Justin, for helping me to understand why my greatly appreciated french toast for brunch was tasting like bacon. You have no idea how thoroughly disconcerting it was. The Husband’s cardinal rule is no greens in the eggs, mine is nothing that tastes like bacon. As much as he loves it, I can’t stand it.

Next, the farmers market continues to disappoint. Maybe it’s still too early in the season (I didn’t think so), or maybe it’s that one of the vendors I’ve come to depend on doesn’t seem to be there yet this season, even though all the materials and emails say they should be. I’ll continue to go, of course, but it was a disappointment to walk away this week with just two boxes of blueberries. We’re not big veggie eaters much of the time, especially if I’m not cooking a lot which I haven’t been.  I’ve still managed to pick up some good fruits between the Amish and Griggstown, but it’s just not what I’d been hoping for. I do also have the farmers market near the office on Tuesday, which is always good for strawberries at the very least and hopefully some more shelling peas this week.

We’re starting to plan a real vacation for August. A long weekend at someplace with both a spa and fine dining. It’s hard to find some place to meet all our parameters. Maybe we’re just too picky? No, I think I just need to refine my search a bit to find what we want- and are willing to pay. We looked at the Inn at Little Washington, but to stay on site was just a bit more than we were willing to splurge for.

After that, we’ll be planning a trip to Vermont. The 3 year plan involves a move, and VT is one of the first places to consider. Aside from the ski areas. Need to find places away from all that. Otherwise maybe New Hampshire. Need land, water and solitude. Pretty much the rest is negotiable.

back to work

  • Posted on April 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

We’re home and I’m back at work. Oh joy, oh Monday. I’ve already found out I need to be in NYC tomorrow for a 9 am meeting, which means I need to leave the house before 730. Ugh is an understatement.

I’ll post about Savannah to Raleigh to home over the next couple of days.  At least the food was good.

We’ve got a reservation at Ninety Acres on Friday (woo-hoo!). No matter how good some of the food we had on the trip was, it just can’t compare to what they deliver. I can’t wait to see what they’ll have for Spring.

I’m not sure if being able to blog from the office is a good thing or not….

Yay Savannah

  • Posted on April 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm

We escaped from Florida today and not a moment too soon. An early breakfast with Peep started our day, then we packed the car and and got on the road. A brief stop at a starbucks in Jacksonville to see and old and dear friend who I hadn’t seen in far too many years broke up today’s travels.

Finally in Savannah. Our favorite room at the Planters Inn with a semi private balcony overlooking one of the squares. Best part is room service on the balcony from Ye Olde Pink House.

Pan seared jumbo sea scallops with sauteed spinach

Blue crab beignets with a creamy old bay lemon sauce

Sauteed local shrimp with country ham gravy cheddar cheese grits cake

Caesar salad

Pan seared salmon grape tomatoes arugala fingerling potatoes shitaki mushrooms saffron chive butter edamame?

Grilled pork tenderloin bourbon molasses sweet potato with pecan vanilla butter

Buttered cornbread and rolls

Pecan pie

Leopolds ice cream- girl scouts thin mints and cream, rum raisin and rum ?

Can you tell we were hungry? Leopolds has become a tradition since last trip, especially since it’s walking distance. There’s now a hemp shop downstairs from the hotel too so we found a cute little pouch for me to stash things in and a few other neat little things quite reasonably priced.

Tomorrow we’re off to Raleigh.