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Monday, May 21, 2012

On the Road with Good Eats

Various events had us on the road this weekend, just getting back home this morning.  The husband had a bachelor party to attend, I met up with some friends as well as visiting his parents and some other family.  The bachelor party took us to our old stomping grounds where we both attended college and lived for a few years after.

I miss that place greatly.

Of course I had to visit my favorite bakery.  Scratch Cupcakery has moved to a new location and it is HUGE!  Much larger than their first place, it is evident how much business they have.  The line was out the door when I arrived and the customers did not stop coming in.

I wish I owned a place like this.  Sigh.

The owner of Scratch also recently opened up Sweet Basil Market.  A foodie lover's paradise.  It has many bulk ingredients for baking and cake decorating, homemade jams, salsas, marinades, pastas, the list goes on an on.

I bought my first bag of quinoa (wish me luck!), along with some cute cookie cutters (that will be a giveaway later this week!) and other goodies that I just had.to.have.of.course.

For dinner I met a friend at myVerona, a fun, hip Italian restaurant downtown.  We sat on the deli/bar side, where it is a little less upscale, but very, very tasty.  After shooing the waitress away about 3 times as we were chatting too much to even look at the menu, we decided on their famous hand-cut fries with cheese sauce for an appetizer and then their version of a pizza margarita (with prosciutto!) for our entree.

It was fabulous.

The fun didn't stop yesterday.  We spent the day with his family and even left the little miss with Grandma and Grandpa so we could get some one on one time with the little guy.  We took him to the local fish hatchery and to check out all the rainbow trout.

He had a GRAND time feeding the fish and wanting to jump in the water.  It was a beautiful morning and just great to get outside with him and enjoy nature.

How was your weekend?  Fun trip?  Quiet weekend at home?

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  1. We love MyVerona! The owner of the company my husband works for also owns the restaurant and they always have their holiday party there, such great food and amazing cocktails too! Glad you got to stop in at Sweet Basil, I always buy my baking vanilla from there because I go through so much and it's such a reasonable price.

  2. What a fun weekend Ally! OMG, I could do some serious damage in a foodie shop like that.

    Hooray for some one on one time with the little guy! :D


  3. Gosh, both Scratch and Sweet Basil look amazing! What cool business to be in :).

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)May 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    My weekend was spectacular!!! One of the best I have had in a while.