Acacia - which sources local producers for their food (like the bakery down the street for the bread basket). My mother and I both had the same thing - a lovely tomato soup for starter and then the harvest plate with cauliflower gratin, asparagus (one spear), carrots, beets, swiss chard, broccolini, and a pureed squash with red quinoa. Delish. We then stopped next door to Zoe's for a decadent piece of candy. Whoever thought of sprinkling sea salt on top of dark chocolate should be given an award. I always love that combo of sweet & salty.
- I had to return one of the many cookbooks (500 Vegan Recipes) that I've been paging through to the library last night after receiving my first polite hey-you-need-to-return-this-now! e-mail. Guess someone else has been wanting this one. For a while. So on to the next cookbook, which doesn't have as many good recipes, so will be returned post haste. Oh, and in related vegan news - at My Organic Market in Frederick I finally found a bottle of liquid smoke. Seems I'm always seeing recipes with this in it and could never find it around town. So one more addition to my growing vegan pantry.
- This springing forward with time has thrown me for a loop. I've been setting my alarm extra-early so I can get some exercise in before work now that the weather is nicer. But instead I've just been snoozing the alarm until my normal time. Very, very bad.
- My newest Netflix streaming addiction has been Hotel Babylon. British. Soap opera. Delightful. Although I spend much of my viewing time wondering how the women wear such bright red lipstick without getting any on their teeth.
- The mailman sent me a thank you note for the bags of chex mix I left him over the holidays. It was cute because he and I bond a little over gardening (he is a major tropical gardener - palms and the like) and his card said that the real holiday was coming soon - Spring. He is so right.