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A Day in the Life {Blog Every Day in May}

Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day).

Sometime between 7:30 – 8:15am – Wake up.

Make and drink coffee, read, do some cleaning. Sometimes I blog in the morning (like today).

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This coffee has ground cardamom in it, Columbian-style. I went to Juan Valdez cafe a couple weeks ago and discovered this delicious trick.

If I have time, maybe I make lunch or do some food prepping. This morning I was up around 6:30, which is earlier than normal. I was able to make 2 different soups based on recipes in the Vegan with a Vengeance cookbook (carrot soup and butternut squash soup).

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^^ Roasted Butternut Squash Soup – had it for breakfast! ^^

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^^ Blending the carrot soup ^^

(Recipes for both to come.)

We Went to Williamsburg! {Part 2}

 And now for the rest of our Williamsburg trip recap…

Saturday night

  • We found a bed and breakfast using BedandBreakfast.com: The Williamsburg Manor. The place was amazing. I would definitely recommend it and we will certainly be back. The owner, Laura, was  attentive and helpful. The innkeeper (the woman who cleaned and made our breakfasts), Stephanie, was also great. She gave us so many good recommendations for places to go and things to see.
  • After settling in, we went out to dinner at the Blue Talon Bistro. I got the Nicoise Salad, Bobby got the Hamburger, and we split a “side” of grilled cheese. The side was huge though – we couldn’t finish it together. I grabbed a gigantic cookie on the way out. It was some kind of chocolate-nut thing and it was incredible. Too buttery for Bobby, but not for me.

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{Macrobiotic March Recipe} Sauteed Sesame Fern Bracken / Fiddlehead Ferns

A few weeks ago when my in-laws were visiting we ended up out in Flushing. Flushing (a town in the eastern part of Queens) has a huge Korean and Chinese population. We stopped into H-Mart (a Korean grocery store) just before heading back to the city and I ended up with quite a large haul. Queens prices < Manhattan prices.

One thing I picked up (it was on sale and I was curious) was ‘fern bracken’.

IMG 0002 312x400 {Macrobiotic March Recipe} Sauteed Sesame Fern Bracken / Fiddlehead Ferns

When I got home I discovered that ‘fern bracken’ is actually just another term for fiddlehead ferns. Fiddleheads always pop up at the farmers’ market around April. It’s good to know I can get them year round at H-Mart if I need to. If you’re familiar with Korean food, these bracken ferns / fiddleheads show up in Bi Bim Bap as well – they are the brown pieces of veggie.

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