I am a little behind on posting and am just getting around to Sunday now. That’s a good thing; it means I have a lot to write about!
Sunday was a scorcher in Boston, and this girl was a bit foolish and only used sunscreen on her face. Other than the ridiculous burn on my chest, back, and shoulders, it was a perfect day spent relaxing with my husband.
We started with another walk around Castle Island. You’ll see lots of these this summer. And if any of you live in the area, I would love to meet for a walk or jog some summer evening.
After our walk, we decided to head to the M.J. O’Connor’s in the new-ish Westin Hotel near Boston’s waterfront. My initial motivation in going here was that the bartender was named one of the best in Boston by the Improper Bostonian, and her signature drink is a perfectly pulled pint of Guinness, something my husband is quite the fan of (me too!).
We ate outside (bad idea for my skin!), and each opted to start with something a little lighter than a Guinness, a pint of Magner’s (Bulmer’s in Ireland) on ice.
For my lunch, I had an Irish pub favorite, a veggie curry with jasmine rice and toasted almonds. Heavenly, coconutty curry sauce with carrots, zucchini, and summer squash made this dish a simple but amazing favorite.
I also got a side of the curry for dipping my husband’s chips. Ever since the marathon I had been craving Supermac’s, and Irish fast food chain that specializes in chips with good dipping sauces.
Hubby had the “RLT” rashers (Irish bacon), lettuce, and tomato. I ate most of the chips and curry. Still milking that marathon for all I can get
After lunch, I went to Lambert’s fruit and veg market to get my garden started! I grow a small deck garden, but last year I got lots of grape tomatoes, basil, spinach, and habanero peppers out of my work. I love growing my own food.
Lambert’s was a serious sea of colors with every sort of plant imaginable. Their prices are very reasonable as well, and I love that it is a family owned business.
We also got the bulk of our produce for the week for less than $20. If you live in the Boston area, Lambert’s is definitely worth the drive just to get your fruits and veggies!
As for my garden, it is coming along. I need to repot everything, but I am excited about once again having fresh tomatoes right outside my door!
Do you plant anything in the spring/summer? Have any good gardening tips?
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