Monday, September 17, 2012

Mmmm Good

I've been wanting to use Carrie Underwood's sweet potato burger recipe ever since I read about it on the Preppy Vegan's blog. I finally made them this weekend and they're soooooo good!  Here is the one I brought for lunch today.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Weekend Getaway

On the last weekend in August I made my second foray into Canada. Last summer was Montreal. This summer was Toronto and Niagara falls.  It was a lot of fun and a nice break from work.  
Casa Loma fountain

Casa Loma
CN Tower
Toronto Zoo
American Falls after Maid of the Mist boat ride
Canadian Falls - view from our hotel room

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I actually went to Podunk in July but I am just getting around to posting.  I have a been working long hours and went on a little trip and well those are my excuses.  My friend J introduced me to this cute little place on E 5th street near 2nd ave and it was absolutely perfect.  For once I actually enjoyed the tea.  I got some non-caffeinated fruity flavor.  The little biscuits and jam were yummy.  It's just a cozy little place with tea sandwiches and scones.  In typical east village fashion there is a mish mash of furniture that creates a casual homey atmosphere.  Just a little old lady in the back whipping up tea. 

Podunk in East Village
I try not to let it bother me that I don't live in the east village and go to these cute little places all the time anymore. You grow up, move to the UES, and start going to old people restaurants and the random sports bar. That's just how life goes. I think I've finally come to accept that I'm a downtown girl livin in an uptown world I might never live below 14th street again.