Here is a recap from my long weekend, and also a quick blurb about last week and the amazing food my family cooked for me!
Last weekend, for the very first time, I had wild mushroom risotto, and it was so so good! My sister and her husband had me over for dinner on the way home from my travels to Providence and made me risotto using wild mushrooms. If you are not keen on foraging, you can head over to your local health food store or a Whole Foods to get wild mushrooms. I will be posting a risotto recipe later this week!
|My sister and Honza in the kitchen.|
|Wild Mushroom Risotto plated. We paired this with Honza's own home brewed beer. YUM!|
Lee is back from tour and had his birthday this week! Here are some photos from his birthday day.
|Malomar and Lee|
|Chai and Chamomile|
|Me and Lee with birthday crepes.|
On Sunday morning I woke up early and headed out to the park with Malomar, our usual routine. In the morning on Sundays there are always a lot of people and a lot of dogs for Malomar to play with. I knew I was leaving him this weekend so I wanted to spend some extra time with him before I headed out.
|Intense dog walker and cut family outing by the lake. I thought this Dad and his son were just adorable!|
|Malomar resting by the water.|
Sunday we headed out to Baltimore Maryland, but not before stopping at NYC's very best pizza shop. This isn't really debatable, DiFara's has won numerous awards for best slice, for years on end. The same man, Domenico DeMarco, has been making the pizza there for over 4 decades and is the only one to touch any of the pies there. Literally. He is the ONLY one who makes pizza there! So awesome!
|Me being a nerd in the van on the way to Baltimore|
After Thou and The Body played at Golden West Cafe (which is an awesome venue with good food by the way), we stayed down in Maryland for the night. Our hostess, Lori had a crazy spread of food for us when we got to the house, enough for 14 hungry gentlemen and me! Martha Stewart, watch out! In the morning she made vegan pancakes, sausage and bacon, and biscuits and gravy, she even had made a pumpkin pie for us! When we were heading out, she was coring apples to make an apple pie. Her husband is one lucky man, what a sweetheart!
|Vegan Rice Crispy treats, a sweet note and fresh salsa.|
Monday we headed back up toward NYC, and en route stopped to play pinball at Silver Ball Museum in Asbury Park NJ. I am a little nervous to know that this awesome place is only 30 miles away from my apartment. You can play pinball by the hour there and it is open year round!
|Van Life: Lee, Me, Chip, Bo|
|Oh yeah, there is Skee Ball!|
|Probably my two favorite games there: Theatre of Magic and Mini Golf: seriously addictive!|
|The boys playing|
|The Elvira Game, Scared Stiff.|
|And of course, The Simpsons Pinball Party!|
I hope that you had a wonderful weekend as well!