Winding down the week. . .

Happy Friday! Did anyone else feel like this week would never end?  Especially today. . . which started out as the most humid day we have had all summer and is now turning into a glorious, dark, stormy evening. My walk to work was awful! I actually dressed in jeans and long sleeves to prepare myself for my office which is SO unbearably cold, but when I was outside I was roasting! To remedy this, I stopped at Flour Bakery for a raspberry seltzer. I know at least a few summit goers went to Flour, and if you missed my post a few months back, here it is: 

The day went by very slowly, and when 5:00 rolled around I was happy to break free. I knew I wanted some heirloom tomatoes, so I wandered over to the Copley Square Farmer’s Market.


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I love heirloom tomatoes more than  anything, and I bought a bunch from my favorite market farm, Atlas Farms which is a certified organic farm whose stand I have loved visiting for the past two seasons. Funny enough, I was watching a little show on public TV last night about Barbara Lynch, and she was browsing the Copley Market; Atlas is her favorite as well!


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I could take farmers’ market photos all day long!


I am so excited to eat my tomatoes. I often get questions from my co-workers who may have never seen purple or yellow tomatoes before about what I do with them. Sometimes, nothing! I like to grab a knife and a fork and just eat them as they are, fresh from the market table, still warm from the sun. Ahhhh. . . I once went to Nice, and I still remember the smell of the warm strawberries and tomatoes. . .


Heirlooms are great in anything though. This weekend I plan on tossing them with some reduced balsamic and goat cheese. They are also really brilliant chopped with some garlic, laid out on puff pastry (or homemade dough if you are inclined!) and sprinkled with some blue cheese crumbles for an easy, delicious, and impressive summer tart.


After our trip to the market, I knew I wanted to go to one place for dinner: Anchovies. Anchovies is a funky little dive in the South End with cheap, great food and drinks.



Love me some neon

Its super dark inside with all sorts of stuff hanging from the ceiling, including a rocking horse wearing a sombrero. There was a sword hanging above my head. The walls are adorned with old advertisements, old family photos (whose family, I don’t know!). The lampshades look like this:



They have a great menu full of homemade pizzas and salads, calzones, sandwiches, and a few great American-Italian options like their lasagna of the day which is always to die for. They have amazing cosmopolitans. Really delicious. So delicious in fact, that after a night two years ago, I have never been able to have a cosmo ever again. I will leave it at that.

I chose a beer tonight. I just love Chimay. And the glass is pretty cool.



And a Greek salad.




Not a pretty photo, but Anchovies’ lighting is definitely not blogger approved!


Paired with crunchy, earthy parmesan truffle fries and Anchovies’ bread dipped in olive oil that is full of different spices. A laid back and comfy dinner hit the spot with us tonight.

On to the weekend! I hope you have a good Friday night!



PS Don’t forget to enter and spread the word about my Good Health Natural Products giveaway!

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  1. Andrea@WellnessNotes’s avatar

    Farmers’ Market pictures always make me happy! :)

    Happy Weekend!


  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)’s avatar

    There are so many Farmer’s Markets in Boston!! By golly! I stumbled upon 2 of them in 2 days when I was there (not too long ago hehe). So jealous. I love markets that are just on your walkway.


  3. burpexcuzme’s avatar

    parmesan truffle fries?!! Oh my! you sure know how to enjoy life! And I can take pics at Farmer’s Markets all day long, too! LOVE it, love the colors, love the freshness and the bustle!


  4. leslie’s avatar

    i could look at farmer’s market photos all day long! :)

    and parmesan truffle fries!? whoa. i don’t even really like fries, and those sound unbelievable.


  5. Katy’s avatar

    I was one of those post-Summit Flour-goers and the grilled tofu sandwich alone was enough to make me want to move home to Boston. Now you throw in a great Farmer’s Market? I MISS BEANTOWN!

    Keep posting pics for this homesick Florida girl.


  6. Gina’s avatar

    Let me know what you’re looking for posts about – I’d love to join in! I couldn’t agree with you more about how great farmer’s markets are!


  7. traveleatlove’s avatar

    It could be about anything- restaurants, recipes, travel, wine, fitness, whatever you like! I would love to have you do a post!


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