Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Life is Like a Bowl of Cherries...

...sometimes its sweet and sometimes it's just the pits.  My weekend was a little bit of both.  Some very unfortunate digestive issues sent me home early from what had started as a lovely Friday night out with B and J (those happy hour drinks were great, but the stomach issues that followed not so much).  I spent most of Saturday recovering, although I did manage to squeeze in a few errands I've had on my list for a while such as donating 3 bags of old clothes to Goodwill and finally getting around to dropping off a pile of dry cleaning.  I spent the rest of the day on the couch in comfy clothes getting my money's worth out of my newish Netflix subscription.
Sunday I was feeling better so I decided to head on into town.  I hit up Anthro first to return some stuff I had ordered online.  They're sneaky over there.  In addition to picking up a couple of new lightweight sweaters (I find that they're perfect for my over air-conditioned office), I just had to also grab a new Voluspa candle in Goji and Tarocco Orange.  They had one lit in the store and it smelled so incredible I couldn't say no.  It found a home on my mantle next to some gorgeous new ranunculus I also purchased this weekend.  After Anthro I stopped off at Kenny and Ziggy's, a Jewish deli in town, to pick up some chicken soup with matzoh balls (aka, Jewish medicine) for a friend who was sick and some Nova lox for me.  I've been eating the lox all week for breakfast on a whole wheat bagel with onion and chive cream cheese - yum!
After the deli I made my now traditional weekend stop at Central Market.  I seriously love that place.  I stocked up on veggies, seafood, herbs, some shredded gruyere, and some roasted hatch chilis, which are apparently in season and also a pretty big thing in Texas.  I also bought a bag of some of the most delicious cherries I think I've ever had.  I swung by my friend H's house to drop off the soup for her and kiss the new baby and then headed home with my spoils.  Nothing like a trip to Central Market to re-invigorate the desire to cook (I've been slacking the last 2 weeks).  Sunday night I ate some mussels steamed in a wine, saffron, and chicken broth with a side of avocado salad that I spiked with some roasted hatch chilis.  And last night after a trip to the gym for a spin class I whipped up a quick risotto with some roasted fennel and mushrooms, leftover mussel meat, and a touch of lobster.  It's going to be a yummy week!

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