Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Date Nights ♥

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I love date nights, but truly, who doesn't? Any kind will do but my favorite often involves taking a little more time to get dolled up.

I like that Sean and I have found a place that we really enjoy together. As much as I love trying new restaurants, it's nice to have a place in PA. A place that no matter what, you know the food and experience will be great.

This night we enjoyed a date night out and had delicious food & drinks. Not pictured are bruschetta, a shrimp & pesto tomato dish, minestrone soup and steak, which for some reason I forgot to take pictures of. I must have been too busy stuffing my face.

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Date nights that involve strawberry-basil mojitos, margherita pizza and dining outside, that just happens to be my jam.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Rugby is back.

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Sean took a bit of an hiatus last year from rugby with everything going on with our moms. We were traveling back and forth every chance we got so it did not leave much time for Sean to truly commit to rugby as he had in prior years. Two weekends ago, our city held a tournament of 26 rugby teams and I think it was perfect timing for Sean to make his re-entrance into rugby.

I asked Cinthia to come along after our trip to the farmers' market because anything to do with the outdoors and beer you can pretty much count her in. She did not know anything about rugby so I gave her the ins and outs of the game. She could not get over how tough a sport it is "and no protective gear?!" but she could not help but enjoy her first rugby experience because, well, eye candy.

It was an all day tournament so I poured my bottle of wine in several ice trays the night before to keep it nice and cool during the tournament. It was a lot of fun to walk the field and watch the men and women teams play against each other. It was such a fun day and Sean made a new rugby believer which is awesome for me because going to rugby games by your lonesome is not as fun.
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Sean's team did not win (in fact they were out early on) but they stuck around to watch the other teams play and that's what I find I like about rugby. It is this brotherhood that I'll never truly understand but I'm glad I get to witness it.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Farmers' Market Mornings.

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It has become quite fun to wake up at 8am on a Saturday to get the best foods at the farmers' market. It is really enjoyable to talk to the actual farmer/person who grew or made the food that you're buying.

I haven't shared on the blog but I'm trying to purchase organic foods as much as possible. It may be more expensive but I'm willing to spend a little more to have some peace of mind that the food I'm putting in my body has good substance since I cook a lot.

Bi-weekly, doortodoororganics drops of my delivery of fresh produce & eggs. I absolutely love the produce I get from them & it is so welcomed to have someone pick the best for me since I tend to be that person who picks up every tomato/green pepper/onion, etc before making a choice. I highly recommend you look to see if they deliver in your area. Oh and it sucks that I have to add this disclaimer but I'm not being paid to say this. I just have enjoyed my experience with them and thought I would throw it out there.

Lately, I've gone as far as to check out where restaurants are getting their foods and I'm pleasantly surprised that PA is doing quite well. I'm not going crazy though and will still go out to a restaurant and enjoy myself because I'm simply a food lover.

Back to the topic at hand.
There are plenty of farmers' markets in my area and I'm glad that one of the best ones is a mere thirteen minutes away.

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I don't know how many farmers' market posts I'll make but since it's something I enjoy, I highly doubt this will be the last one.

When we had packed our bags with delicious buys we had to stop and get our favorite fries in the entire world (before heading to Sean's rugby game which I'll most likely blog about in my next post). I think about these crab topped fries so much during the week (no joke!) they're just so darn good. The crab cakes were incredible too! Truthfully, I just want to eat here everyday.

I wonder who I have to speak with to make this happen...

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OK, so my questions of the day is, are you a farmers' market fan?
And do you write farmer's, farmers' or farmers market?