Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Last days

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Fabulous dessert at Cafe Art Science

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Bantam Cider Company

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Bronwyn for pretzels and wurst and beer!

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Cambridgeport Farmer's Market

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Last morning at Trader Joe's.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Boston Eats: Oleana

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Oleana's patio is amazing. 

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All smiles!

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Rosé and bread!

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Halloumi cheese with strawberries!

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Snap pea salad

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Falafel

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Deliciousness!

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Lovely evening out with lovely ladies!

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And the best evenings end with Baked Alaska!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Boston Eats: Cafe Luna Brunch

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Honey butter biscuits!

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I will miss this place.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boston Eats: Price Fix at Journeyman

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Little bites to start the meal.  The carrots and large flake salt were perfect.

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Cucumber with roe, rose petal, and chive flower.

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Peas, pistachios, and strawberries.

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Sausage, asparagus, mustard gelee.

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Softshell crab (so good!)

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Pickle!

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The surprise favorite of the night - a corn muffin that uses deyhdrated mushrooms ground into a flour instead of whole wheat flour.  Fascinating taste and texture!

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Pork belly.

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Ground lamb.

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Panna cotta with pine needles (awesome!)

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Macarons, marshmallows and financiers.  A perfect way to spend an evening.

All in all, a lovely place to have a price fix meal!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Final Woodwind Quintet Concert

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Another concert at the church! 

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And a slightly roasty-toasty concert in McCormick, but with the Paul Ragaller arrangement of Snowman, we were enjoying the fact that at least it wasn't snowing outside!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Boston Eats: Afternoon Tea at the Boston Public Library

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The menu was pasted in an old book---so charming!

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Our spot overlooking the courtyard.

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A perfect cuppa.

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Post afternoon tea walk around Copley Square.

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Afternoon Tea at the Boston Public Library

(offered Wednesday through Friday afternoons, as of June 2015)

Ambiance - Calm and quiet, an oasis in the busy chaos of the renovations in the rest of the library.

Waitstaff - Attentive.

Savory - I love their variety of savory options, it's a nice counterbalance to the sweet.

Sweet -The lemon poppyseed was a bit overbaked this time (though it hasn't been in the past).  The macarons were particularly delicious.

Scones, clotted cream, and jam -Very tasty, and while the adorable jars the jams are served in are a bit clunky, they are too charming not to love.

Tea quality - Nicely done.  Tea does not arrive fully steeped, so there is the chance of over-steeping, but they are very good at adding more hot water for a second or third steep.

Cost - $35 per person

Overall - A lovely way to spend an afternoon.  If you're planning to have tea with someone that is town for a visit, it's a bonus since you're right in the midst of one of the landmarks of Boston.  The library is gorgeous, and absolutely worth a wander.  If you are normally unable to go during the week, check back for their holiday tea specials---some years they do offer tea every day of the week! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Celebratory Cocktails!

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I requested something swizzled, and this is what I got!  Sam, you can always play it again for me. 

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Such classy ladies!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Collier Memorial

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IMG_1886Sean Collier was the police officer that was gunned down on MIT's campus during the week of the  Boston Marathon bombing.  He was memorialized on campus with an incredible five-arched stone feat of engineering not too far from where his squad car was parked.