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Since I’ve Been Home

July 13, 2011

Since I’ve been home, I’ve been a little slow at adjusting to being back.

The day I got back, I spent the majority of it laying around, not doing much of anything.

If it wasn’t for a previously planned lunch date, I probably would have had a repeat of day one.

So what were my plans?

Lunch at Savor Cafe with some food bloggers.

I had never been there before so I was excited to try a new place.

I liked the decor though.

We all sort of went the same route with getting a light lunch.

Jamie got a sandwich with tomatoes, cheese and balsamic reduction that looked amazing.


Julie, Katie, Mary and I all got salads.

The greek salad with balsamic was quite tasty and due to my lack of nutrients last week, this was just what I needed.

Did I mention it was Mary’s birthday yesterday?

Cucumber from Jamie’s garden wrapped in a bow, best present ever?!

Picture courtesy of Mary.

Ladies who lunch.

From left to right: Julie, Me, Katie, Mary, Jamie.


Before Kentucky, I vowed to myself to make a more conscious effort to get back into shape.

So I picked one of the hottest days to walk some of the greenway trail.

Brilliant Vanessa. Brilliant.

It was just me, my Ipod, and my camera.

I decided to take a few nature pictures of the greenway.


Then I realized that all of the different tree stumps and old wooden limbs kept on catching my eye.

So then I took a few pictures of some of the interesting ones.

I’m a total dork.

Who takes pictures of tree stumps?!


I’ve lost it.  Clearly…


Since I got home, I’ve restocked my fridge somewhat.

I picked up a couple pounds of these sweet cherries.

They are one of my favorite summer snacks.

I seriously pop these like candy.

Although I’m thinking of making Tartlette’s clafoutis or cherry pistachio cake with some of them.


I also have been making some garden progress.

I was able to pick four small tomatoes.


I almost have a ripe German Johnson tomato!!

^ Insert squeal here.


The pickles I made before my trip turned out surprisingly delicious!

I need to start pickling more things.

I may be addicted.


I finally made myself a balanced, home cooked meal.

For the first time in over a week.

Broiled flounder with lemon butter, roasted tomatoes and broccoli and leftover pesto pasta.



Now it’s time to do the dishes.

I can say that I did not miss doing that at all.

I’m also trying to make some weekend plans!  Shooting for a good hike or something!

Goodnight readers!

Vanessa 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Bibliophiled Away permalink
    July 14, 2011 12:46 pm

    How envious am I of your tomatoes?! They look delicious!

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