mediterranean feast

July 19, 2010

Hello jelly beans!

I had the most amazing weekend away. I can’t believe it’s over! I am still completely in vacation mode. There I was on Sunday night eating my tofu stir fry at 10pm and swigging a beer when I realised, Oh yeah. I have to work tomorrow. Less than impressed.

We spent the weekend at our friend’s cabin in Ashland, Wisconsin right on Lake Superior. Here’s the view from the cabin deck:

This place holds a really special place in my heart since when I first moved here permanently three years ago the boy and I hot-footed it up here my very first weekend (and first day, actually) to escape and be alone. We hadn’t seen each other for 10 months! Crazy town.

This weekend we raspberry picked…

We built fires…

Okay, actually boys built fires. I watched and drank beer…

And we ate food that I did not photograph. Oops. Grilled salmon, grilled asparagus, roasted potatoes, salads, fresh bagels, chocolate hearts, local ice cream that we picked up from the dairy farm, blueberry buckwheat pancakes. Oh be still my heart! Yum.

And today we were in no mood to cook nor was I in any mood to try any of the amazing ideas I listed last week. Nope. Tonight was a night for falafel and pita bread:

homemade garlicky hummus:

giant greek salads:

and new-to-me beer that I know my girl in madison is going to go bananas when she sees:

What was the food highlight of your weekend?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Erica July 20, 2010 at 4:07 am

How fun! I want to pick raspberries :) Its always hard to return to work after a great/care free weekend. Mediterranean food never disappoints. Food highlight of the weekend? Fresh farmers market fruit!


Cara July 20, 2010 at 7:45 am

I tried some new beers too, and that was probably my highlight! A local bar that specializes in craft and Belgian beers serves samplers, and that was the perfect vehicle for branching out and tasting new beers. So happy I did, because I always tend to stick to the same things because I don't know beer well enough to know what I like!


brandi July 20, 2010 at 8:28 am

That weekend sounds perfect :) And I would love to pick fresh raspberries! I think we spotted some on a road not far from us…we may sneak over to see if they're still there :)

food highlight of the weekend: homemade croque monseuirs. Not time to photograph, but they were awesome!


Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) July 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I need a weekend at the lake! Beautiful, it looks so peaceful there.
Love the spotted cow :)


Holly July 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm


What a blasty of a weekend! I want to be there. There are no words. And Spotted Cow. Yes. The best beer ever.


Chat tomorrow night?

Gah, we need to do it up.

Love you!


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