Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Spring!!! :)

Things are getting busier (is that even possible???) as the weather gets warmer... I guess people are dusting off the hibernation of winter :) Today has been a good/busy/fulfilling week, and here are the pictures to prove it!

One of these things is not like the others...(can you spot it?) I went out to dinner this week with some friends at Tasca, a tapas restaurant in Brighton. Brighton is forrrrrrrrevvvvvvvvverrrrrrrr away from where I live, but it was running a special for $5 per plate AND $5 pitchers of sangria AND $5 bottles of wine - who could pass that up??? Since I got there a bit early, I decided to check out a local market while I waited and discovered some fun food items...

Home baked pastries - I was very tempted to get one, but didn't want to spoil my dinner

What's this you say? Plastic drawers in a market? Let's take a closer look...

CANDY! A wall of CANDY

No idea what these were...

I had never seen an 85th birthday card before and it cracked me up!

First up: Salt cod and potato fritters served with lemon and fried parsley

Next - my *favorite* of the evening: Herbed goat cheese empanadas served on a roasted red pepper relish

Next we have good ol' Patatas Bravas - nowhere close to being as good as Tres Gatos, but they were good enough

And lastly...Cured Spanish ham and shaved Manchego cheese served with tomato toasted crostinis - by this point I was so stuffed I could only eat the ham (awww shucks, no greens for Emily)

After work on Thursday I went out with my coworker Vanessa and we stopped at Sonsie's on Newbury and tried a Key Lime Martini - DELICIOUS

After our month EP meeting a group of us went over to Katy's roof deck for drinks and enjoyed the absolutely *gorgeous* weather (80+ degrees that day). This convinced me that when I finally settle down I WILL have a roof deck.

View of the city :)

Can't get enough of it!

Enjoying some beer pong on the deck

We later migrated to BHP (Beacon Hill Pub) for drinks and arcade games. This place is the Boston version of Goodfellows Bar in Chapel Hill - a dive bar/hole-in-the-wall joint that's kind of grungy but is still fun. Drinks are cheap here and it's a chill place to hang out

On my walk to work Friday morning I came across this bumper sticker - it became my motto for the day :)


I decided to go on a little adventure over lunch on Friday and walked to Sam L'agrassa's for a sandwich. This place has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives - one of my favorite food shows - so I had to go see what all the fuss was about. 

Freshly made sandwich meats greeted me - oh my gosh I'm salivating....

I opted for the Russian Corned Beef Combo with a fresh-made pickle and potato salad. The meat...oh that pastrami...I've never had anything like it. 

Friday night I went out with CJ - it was time to get our dance on!

All dressed up :)

I got photobombed!!!!

Let's try this again...

Silly faces haha

Saturday I went out to a seminar in the morning, a film festival that afternoon, Koreana for kimchee pancakes for dinner, and happened upon Lyndell's Bakery on the way home. Had to stop in for dessert and I split this tiramisu with Hilary and it was AMAZING.

The trees are blooming! This makes me infinitely happy :)

I watched Fork Over Knives (promoting a plant-based diet) and decided that while I might not be able to completely give up my red meat and dairy items, I can start cutting back on them a bit. So I went for a completely veggie menu for this week.

Along with my typical frittata, whole wheat toast, and strawberries for breakfast, I'll be having minestrone soup, couscous with golden raisins and asparagus topped with chia seeds, and cucumber and tomato salad with chickpeas and feta and red onions for lunch. Oh and dark chocolate bites for dessert. Mmmmmmmm :)

On this list for this week - working out 3 times, meeting with the trainer, finishing the 2nd Hunger Games book, potluck (and making non-dairy cornbread to take with me), and karaoke with the girls...oh yeah, and that thing I call my day job ;-)

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  1. You are entirely too funny for my stomach muscles---the belly laughs hurt! The last two pictures of your food look better to me than the restaurant choices. Wish I could come have lunch with you!