March 27, 2015

Favorite spring foods and a confession

For the Friday linkup with the DC girls, Courtney, Mar and Cynthia this weeks topic is food, specifically your favorite spring foods.  Be sure to check out the other posts in the linkup!

My list will be a little different than others, because right now, with Boston looming on the horizon, I have given up some of my favorite things in order to be in optimal shape when race day arrives.  Yikes, only 24 days and I will be running the biggest race of my life.  Back to the topic at hand, here are some of the foods that make there way into our home in the springtime or that we will indulge in when we go out!

1.  Boombalati's Ice Cream This place, located less than 3 miles from my home has seriously the best homemade ice cream in town.  Refraining from nightly visits is a chore, but with warmer weather, the staff will be seeing me more frequently.

Tom had chocolate peanut butter and I had coffee and mocha chip

2.  Hand picked strawberries  We have a lovely farm nearby that has a gorgeous produce stand and pick your own strawberries and blueberries in the spring.  I usually pick at least once and sometimes twice to stock the freezer with fresh berries.  They are so sweet and of course we eat some while picking. This is allowed, but be careful, I had a stomach ache from eating so many my first time picking!

3.  Dinner at Bluewater Grill  Being lucky enough to live in a beach town, we have some fabulous seafood restaurants practically on our doorstep.  Last night we made a last minute decision to go to Bluewater, famous for their crabcakes.  I forgot to take a photo of my meal, but I did get a photo of the view from our table.

View from our table, pretty sweet!

4. Fresh vegetables from our garden We only have rosemary in our garden at the moment, but next week we will be planting red and green peppers, tomatoes , and more herbs.  There is nothing better than fresh produce you pick in your back yard.

5.  Christmas Candy  Hidden in the recesses of my kitchen pantry are all these goodies from Christmas.  After binging on sweets for a solid month, January was the time to step away from the candy.  However, on April 22nd, when I return from Boston, I plan to dig in and have a little feast!


What is your favorite indulgence?  Are you good at stepping away from the treats?
(Pam)

35 comments:

  1. LOL on the candy stash! I can't keep up with a vegetable garden, but I should grow some herbs ....

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    1. Try a couple of your favorite herbs....it is so nice to have fresh ones when you are cooking

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  2. I'd love to have my own garden but I am not much of a green thumb ironically. Good luck in Boston!! You got this!

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    1. Thanks, you could try a few herbs in pots. They could even sit in your kitchen window!

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  3. Love it Pam! Especially your candy stash..so awesome! I love indulging on pizza and anything with chocolate and caramel together! Yum!

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    1. Oh I like chocolate and caramel together too. Have you tried the new salted caramel GU? Actually it has been around a while now.

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  4. I love the taste of fresh fruits and veggies from a home garden. We're hoping to start our first one now that we're homeowners.

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    1. That will be great Kathryn. Be sure to include some herbs in your garden.

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  5. Homemade icecream. ..yum! I never go out to get icecream in the colder months but now that it is getting warmer I will treat myself, since I will not keep it in the house. -L

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    1. We never go out for ice cream in the colder months either. I just keep a few half gallons in my freezer for a nightly fix!

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  6. i am SO excited to track you run boston! and lol at the christmas candy :)

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    1. Thanks Courtney. My sister and I are running it as a "victory lap"! No plans on a time, but just to enjoy every bit of the experience.

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  7. we totally still have christmas candy in our pantry too :)

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    1. Oh I love that someone else still has Christmas candy.

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  8. That ice cream looks great! I love local places with homemade ice cream. I'm hoping to have a garden this year but I've got to figure out a way to keep the deer from eating all my veggies, which is what happened last time :(

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    1. The deer are a huge problem here as well, but we have a fenced back yard so hopefully that will keep them out. we had a few bunnies get into our garden last year.

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  9. Local produce is definitely something I look forward to in the spring and summer. We also have a local ice cream shop that makes homemade ice cream, it's delicious!

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    1. Homemade ice cream is the best....I just wish the place wasn't so close!

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  10. I LOVE that you have candy stacked up for a post-Boston celebration; that is AWESOME!

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    1. Thanks, yes I have a minor problem with sweets!

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  11. I totally have a sweet tooth. I love that you still have Christmas candy hiding around. Fresh picked fruits and veggies are the best!

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    1. We always have way too much Christmas candy!

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  12. I gave up sweets for Lent, and plan to have cannoli for dessert on Easter!

    You will LOVE running Boston! Good luck and have fun!

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    1. Thank you so much and enjoy that cannoli or two!

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  13. I hide candy in my dining room hutch all the time. It's always such a delight when I find it!

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    1. I found some candy a few years ago in a ceramic container and got so excited! It's the little things

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  14. Beautiful restaurant view. I love eating on the water, you are lucky to be able to do so year round. I can not have sweets in the house. If I do, I overeat !

    Good luck for Boston, that is so exciting. I have my first half next Sunday... didn't train as hard as I should have. I just want to finish it in one piece !

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    1. Good luck with your first half Karen. I hope you have a great race

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  15. Ha! I am cracking up at your stash of Christmas candy! I love ice cream and strawberries and eating on the water. I'm ok at stepping away from treats when I need to, but I don't really worry about it too much.

    Enjoy your special favorites!

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  16. I have that same box of peppermint bark in my pantry too! That will be well deserved after Boston :)
    I am loving strawberries on everything now and they only get sweeter!
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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  17. I think we have similar tastes! We are right in the middle of strawberry season here (even the organic ones are affordable) and we love to take Eli to the farm to pick them. And mint dark dove plus peppermint bark? Perfection! :)

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  18. I love the candy stash! After Boston you deserve it!!

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  19. For me spring food is all about Easter which is all about sweets:
    jelly beans
    Cadbury Creme Eggs
    Mini Robins Eggs
    Reese's Eggs
    and every other treat!!!

    I am trying to be good and resist a bit this year.

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  20. I love that you have holiday candy hidden away :) I am looking forward to strawberries and blueberries the most!

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