I know… I have so much to catch up on in the blogging aspect of things. This weekend was Strides for James and it was so much fun! I’ll be doing a post that details a little bit of everything… but I honestly haven’t had a moment to sit and collect my thoughts. So, to keep you until then, it was awesome. Our first year was a success.
So, I’ve been taking a lot of random pictures on my phone lately. Mostly of food and some other things…but mostly food.
So here’s a look at what I’ve been eating and doing lately.
I have a serious weakness for scallops…and margaritas.
I’m seeing a food theme here…
This is what happens when you are planning a fun run and go to the grocery store at 6:00 am…you leave with two cases of free bananas and one discounted case.
After the race…we had a lot of leftover bananas…so I’ve baking a ton of banana bread (gluten-free–recipes coming!) and making things like this (sorry the picture isn’t great)…
Speaking of baking banana bread, I was checking to see if one of the loaves was done…and stupidly burnt the tip of my finger, through a towel. Only me…
I’m also happy to report, after taking home about a half case of bananas, we are down to seven. Farmer Ben and I are a great team in the kitchen!
A mid-week run past a neighbor’s house… somehow we came home with two dozen eggs!
Another sunny day was spent out working in the garden (a week later, it went down to 28 at night… gah!)
And this last piece… just made me chuckle.
What have you been up to lately?
Eaten anything exciting?!
I’ve been eating a lot of delicious food lately. Seriously.
I would call it major (over) indulgence on my part…but then I would feel guilty…
Anyway, I’ve been holding out on you… The hubby and I have done some cooking. Like this delicious macaroni and cheese, complete with jalapenos and caramelized onions.
While I was in DC, I ate some seriously good food. Like the Pesto Burger from Silver Diner.
Silver Diner is a 50’s style diner, jukeboxes on every table and really great staff. Seriously, I don’t think I have ever been into one and had an unhappy server. One thing that I love is that in the last few years they have gone local. They also try to do organic/minimally processed foods, making everything super delicious.
My first night in DC, I knew we had to go. So we went. And I ordered this burger. Pesto. Goat Cheese. Roasted Red Peppers. Grass-fed beef. I couldn’t resist.
I also had to have lunch at Potbelly… we don’t have any in Plattsburgh, so I HAD to go…and eat a lot of processed meat. Yum! If you’ve never been to one, please go. Now.
There were a couple of other places that I revisited/had delicious meals at …but I didn’t get photos.
That’s one thing I really miss about living in DC, so many wonderful places to eat for whatever your mood.
But then I remember that I am married to a chef, who makes me things like Birthday Paella (complete with chicken, shrimp and cod) in a flash…
And takes me out for an apple cider margarita at one of our favorite restaurants (and they use our favorite local cider)….
And allows himself to be dragged apple picking on the last day of apple picking season…and then goes a little apple crazy, resulting in this….
But it’s fine because I know we’ll use them…
And lastly, he makes homemade ravioli. With local flour, squash, butter, cider, shallots…you get the picture.
I guess I don’t need to live in a big city to eat well. I just need to run…everywhere… and then run some more.
So yeah, that’s what’s been happening on the road/in the kitchen. Any recipe requests?
What’s going on in your kitchen? Or at your favorite restaurant?