Walked Out

August 21, 2008

What a fun day! We ended up walking the whole day – including 3 miles out to Harvard Square. The bones in my feet have readjusted to both of the pairs of shoes I wore today and my legs are tired. I’m guessing we did about 7 miles total on foot today?

Larbs and I walked around Northeastern all afternoon. Here she is!

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There are hilarious huskies all around campus (the mascot) because each graduating class donations a sculpture. Some of them are very realistic! It was funny to turn a corner and just see another dog sitting there…

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Larbs bought me a tea on her “Dog Card” 8)

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AND LOOK WHAT I FOUND AT TRADER JOE’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Once in my purse it was burning a hole. Despite not being hungry, I just had to try one after so many great reviews. I had two small bites and shared the rest with Larbs and Matt (after we picked him up from work). (I’ve still got a little left for tomorrow.) I definitely thought it was awesome, but need to savor it and enjoy one as a real snack to really be able to give it a full review.

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View while walking to dinner –

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We had dinner tonight at Henrietta’s Table, a local + organic focused restaurant at Harvard Square. I LOVED Harvard Square. So charming and a town of its own. Since it’s restaurant week here in Boston so we took the opportunity to do a 3-course tasting.

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OH MY GOSH the bread was amazing…..the brown one was like a honey-sweet pumpernickel…

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My samples of the three kinds –

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I ordered a Berry Mojito and shared about 60% of it with Matt and Larbs. It was really good though, with lots of berries floating around! Larbs got a Maple Oat Ale – I had a few sips and the maple aromatics were amazing.

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For Course I I ordered the Spinach Salad with Blackberries, Spiced Pecans and Goat Cheese in a Maple-Pecan Dressing. I got the dressing on the side. Everything about the salad was perfect!

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I wanted the Grit Cake for my entree, but it was onion-y so I decided to try the Baked Scrod with a side of local greens. The scrod was baked in a Ritz Cracker crust, which was good but not great. I liked the fish overall a lot though. Light and flaky yet still thick with a good texture. The greens were awesome too, mostly because they were not drenched in oil and butter.

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Larbs got pork and Matt a sirloin. I tried both, and both were good!

And dessert……..ahhhh. I ordered the S’mores: Homemade marshmallows with a thick chocolatey sauce in a homemade graham cracker tart with toasted marshmallow ice cream!!!! The ice cream was the best part, followed by the chocolatey pile. Mmmmmmmmmmmm! I shared a few bites with my companions :)

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Larbs got the Strawberry Shortcake. We’re a family that likes to just reach across the table with our forks, so of course I had a bite or two of hers.

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Matt and Larbs have had fun going to live jazz at the top of the Prudential Building (“the Pru”) since they arrived. We were thrilled to meet Tina + Mal on the 52nd floor!!!!!! They were both totally awesome – so fun and genuine. I really wish we lived close by, as they are such a fun couple to be around! I can’t wait to hang out with Tina more at tomorrow’s blog dinner! And I bet Mal and the husband would get along well – I missed him tonight :(

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I had a glass of the Franciscan Chardonnay while we socialized – one of the vineyards we visited on our honeymoon in Sonoma.

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I’m exhausted, but I have an appointment to make oatmeal for Matt around 8 tomorrow so I better hit the sack……errr….air mattress!!

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1 Andrea August 21, 2008 at 11:57 pm

CNC & KERF together!?!? what a treat! glad you like boston… especially the top of the hub at the pru. Love it there. next time you come up you should totally go to a RED SOX game :)

yay for PB lara bars!!!

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2 magpie August 22, 2008 at 12:14 am

Walking is my favorite (and usually only) exercise :) It’s amazing and so relaxing.

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3 karla August 22, 2008 at 12:54 am

what an amazing day!
its so weird to see pictures of my university on your blog!!!

im glad you like boston! im sure you will love newbury’s little shops if you go tomorrow

so sad im missing the dinner!

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4 Sammie August 22, 2008 at 6:20 am

So glad you are enjoying Boston. What a great day with your sis. It’s cool seeing my 2 fav. blog girls in one photo – I can’t wait to hang out with you guys tonight!!!

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5 Lauren August 22, 2008 at 6:24 am

I am missing Boston sooo much right now! What an awesome city… have so much fun on the rest of your trip :)

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6 goalie30 August 22, 2008 at 6:42 am

Glad you and your sis are having a good time. That restaurant looks fantastic! I wish I’d had more time and more money when I was out there going to school, I would have LOVED that place, it looks right up my alley :)
I still vote for stopping at JP Licks though, there is one on Harvard Ave. There’s another one in town too but I don’t remember the street. Or try Cold Mountain Creamery across from Boston College. The mint pattie yogurt or oreo cookie yogurt can’t be beat and it’s homemade daily!

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7 Becca A August 22, 2008 at 6:44 am

The dessert looks and sounds amazing.

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8 Christie August 22, 2008 at 7:28 am

Ohh man looks like you guys are having such a good time… and its so great to be able to meet someone like tina who you have know for a while through the blog world… enjoy the rest of your trip!

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9 HangryPants August 22, 2008 at 7:32 am

Boston is a a great city for walking! Your Berry Mojito and Smores dessert look fantastic! I’m sort of surprised they used Ritz crackers as the topping at Henrietta’s though.

Heather

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10 Rose August 22, 2008 at 7:52 am

Aw, you got to meet Tina and Mal! Looks like Boston is going really well so far! Can’t wait to hear about the blog dinner!

Love the glass that drink came in..

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11 VeggieGirl August 22, 2008 at 7:58 am

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE LARABAR!!!!!!! VEGGIEGIRL’S #1 FAVORITE FLAVOR!!!!!!!

Hooray for meeting Tina!! So fun :-)

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12 Andrea August 22, 2008 at 8:02 am

Hooray for a nice vacation! Never been to Boston but it looks like such a nice laid back place. :D

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13 Heather August 22, 2008 at 8:04 am

I love how they served the mojito in a mason jar. So cute!

And that s’more dessert??? Sign me up :)

Glad you’re having fun!

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14 DaisyMay August 22, 2008 at 8:11 am

what is her sisters blog called? I wanna check it out

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15 Justy2003 August 22, 2008 at 8:11 am

Looks like you’re enjoying some good food AND exercise on your trip! I’ve never been to Boston, but after seeing different views/restaurants/events on some Boston blogs I’ll definitely have to make a trip sometime!
So cool that you got to meet Tina! I love both your blogs!
Oh, and those s’mores? Yummmmmm…

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16 Quinn August 22, 2008 at 8:13 am

That restaurant looks great — and I love that the berry mojitos come in the little mason jars. How cute is that?!?!

Enjoy your weekend in Boston. It is one of my top 3 favorite cities!

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17 Kath August 22, 2008 at 8:56 am

DaisyMay,
If you mean my sister, she doesn’t blog?

Kath

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18 Molly August 22, 2008 at 9:31 am

Hi Kath!

Where is your dinner, and is it too late to join?

Thanks!

Molly

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19 caitlin (see bride run) August 22, 2008 at 9:50 am

yay looks fun! glad you got to meet tina!

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20 Alyssa August 22, 2008 at 10:04 am

Those desserts look so good! Awesome running into Tina, sounds like the trip is going to be a blast!

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21 Kate August 22, 2008 at 12:07 pm

I love how that drink was in a jar – it looks so refreshing! More drinks in jars I say!

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22 Ryane August 22, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Haha, who is excited for dinner?
I am!
I’ve been checking out the menu trying to figure out what I’m going to order – this menu is a little different from the one in cambridge that I usually go to!

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23 Kath August 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Ryane ,
I’m excited!!! Just killing time before we get ready.

Can you guess what I’m going to order!? I think I decided….

Kath

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24 Chelsea August 22, 2008 at 6:07 pm

The picture of you and your sister before dinner is too cute-you both have ponytail holders on your right wrists! Too cute.

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25 Hugh August 23, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Thank God I can comment somewhere on that strawberry shortcake. It made me want to cry a little bit.

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26 Jessie August 25, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Yay, I’m glad you have fun! I love Henrietta’s Table — their amaranth bread and the spinach salad are AMAZING! I’m drooling just thinking about it…

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27 Alaina December 9, 2010 at 10:53 pm

I’m just reading this now, but I love Henrietta’s Table!! I used to work in the Charles Hotel and I loved going there for lunch.

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