Fresh Friday II

 Posted by at 6:00 am  Ramblings
Jan 042013
 

If you haven’t been reading THS for long, let me tell you about my GOLDEN year.  The year I turned 28 [on the 28th! hence the “golden”] I set out on a year long mission to TRY. NEW. THINGS.  [You can read about the experience here: Golden Year Goals: The End ] The experience gave me a new appreciation for stepping away from the comfortable favorites and taking a bite of the yet-to-be-experienced things in life. 
 
I’ve tried to carry on with the desire for trying new things, and I love Fresh Fridays [hosted by Katherine at Real Food Eats] because of the encouragement to look for, notice, and celebrate NEWNESS in your life. The focus on FRESHNESS reminds me to choose something other than the regular each week.  [and I encourage you to give it a try, too!]

 Real Food Runner

Three things that brought FRESHNESS to my week:

  1. North Pole scented wax melt, from Yankee Candle.

    Me: If this is what the North Pole smells like, I want to move there.
    Nick: I don’t care how good it smells, the warmest it gets there is probably similar to how cold it is here now and I’m definitely not doing that.
    [it was ten below zero this morning!]
    Psst: It’s the Yankee Semi-Annual Sale!!

  2. Alias. Season 1. 

    Alias - alias Wallpaper
    This television series has been in my Netflix queue for an uber-long time, and this week we finally took a dive into the world of double agents, secrets, and a doe-eyed pre-Affleck J. Garner.  I’m quite certain I’ve said, “Oh my god. This show is crazy.” at least five times each episode we’ve watched [I think we’re about to start episode five,] as I’m on the edge of my seat for most of the time I’m watching.  

    Also, I have finally figured out where they were hiding Bradley Cooper in the beginning of the 2000s.

  3. Stuffed Pepper soup from the [recently relocated] Scotia Diner. 


    Starting at about 9:00 AM, when my friend Kristine and I discussed going to the diner for lunch, I started dreaming about a soup and sandwich combo to battle the cold weather blues going on in our office.  When we arrived at the diner, I saw a hot turkey sandwich on special, served with gravy, cranberry sauce, fries, and a cup of soup.  I passed on the gravy, but was so excited to see exactly what I had a taste for on the menu board when I walked in.

    Two soups were available, chicken noodle and stuffed pepper.  At first thought, I decided chicken noodle had to be the winner. I HATE stuffed peppers.  But then I got to thinking about how the only stuffed peppers I’ve ever had were made by my mother, and even more so, that I had deemed myself a hater of said stuffed peppers and stopped eating them once I was old enough to choose.  There was a good chance that the last time I had a stuffed pepper of any sorts was over 15 years ago!! Maybe I do like stuffed peppers and I don’t even know it.

    So I bit the bullet, and ordered the stuffed pepper soup.  And it was FANTASTIC.  So fantastic that I plan on finding out their soup schedule and planning visits accordingly.  From what I could tell, the soup had a tomatoey broth, chopped peppers and tomatoes, rice, beef, and was seasoned perfectly.

    The new location of the diner [114 Mohawk] has lots of room for parking and the fun 50’s themed décor [complete with tunes from the juke box] bring an extra dose of fun to your meal.  I’ve been about half a dozen times since it’s re-opened and have loved my experience each and every time. If you’re in Scotia, give the diner a try!

    The Scotia Diner on Urbanspoon

 

What has brought freshness to your life this week?

  2 Responses to “Fresh Friday II”

  1. I loved Alias back when it first aired, and I’ve been meaning to rewatch it sometime! Fair warning: the later seasons get more crazy. Like “later seasons of Lost” crazy.

  2. This is awesome, Heather! I’ll try and get my post up soon so you can add your link :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/
    Katherine recently posted..Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

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