Eeeeeek Teeny Tiny Bunny

I have jsut started the tweets for House Rabbit Network (@rabbitnetwork). I’m really excited about volunteering with HRN this way since I could not longer manage the duties invovled with the hotline. This allows my schedule to be flexible, so I can schedule posts when i’m at my computer no matter if it’s 11pm or 6am… can’t really call people at that time!

Well long story short… I saw a tweet about this video come through from House Rabbit Society. I actually squeaked when I saw it. Price heard me and knew I was looking at/watching ‘something cute’. I watched it twice last night. It had about 11,000ish views before going to bed, as I post the link this morning it has over 96,000. People just love cute things!

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Mystery Meet #10: Tres Gatos

I have no idea how I did not guess this location for Mystery Meet sooner. The 5 clues were dead on. I didn’t get it until I had talked to Meesh and Jackie of Just Add Cheese, organizers for MM#10 , and worked on the clues with 2 other people. I admit I can be dumb sometimes.

But low and behold we guessed correctly with Tres Gatos in Jamaica Plain.

Tres Gatos is a new Tapas restaurant in a book and record store. This is a 3 trick pony! The bar is set up under 4 old doors- I totally loved the look. Winding yourself past the bar and small seating area you arrive at the small kitchen, which is open to some high tables. Just past the kitchen is the store section. I didn’t wander around the store much since I was interested in meeting other bloggers and enjoying a glass of rosé.

So two weeks ago, Price and I got settled at another table with another couple, who had come up from Rhode Island. I think they win the prize for the people who traveled the furthest. Ilesha makes elaborate costume head dresses, but also sells handmade evil sock monkeys in her etsy store. I love going to these events to be able to have great good food, drinks, and meet new people.

-Tapas-

Salsa Negro, Piparras, and Manchego– This was a small bite that you definetly smelled before tasting. The cheese was pungent, but is a nice way.

Breakfast Radish, Moses Sleeper Cheese and Chervil– Keep is simple stupid. Really the chef kept this simple and is was amazing. The salty cheese helped bring out the subtle crisp flavors of the spring radish.

Pork Stuffed Cerignolas and Boquerones– I skipped this entirely because I don’t like olives

-Gambas A La Plancha-

Grilled Prawns with Spicy Garlic and Cilantro Coulis– 2 prawns were not enough! I could have eaten a bucket of these. The prawns were garlicky and grilled perfectly. The sauce was flavorful. I wish that we ere served more prawns and a slice a bread to sop up all that amazing sauce.

– Fideos-

Chorizo, Chicken Liver, P.E.I. Mussels and Piquillo Pepper-

While I spoke to the chef about a gluten free option for this plate, I decided to have it normally since he explained the quanity of pasta given. I figured that I would be fine with that amount, and I was, but it was nice that he said he would substitute a rice/risotto for me. I really enjoyed the flavors of this dish. I’m not a fan of chicken livers because of their texture but I had some anyway, further cementing my opinion of them. I loved the PEI mussels in the sauce. Unfortunately, I did not get any chorizo on my plate.

-Queso-

Torta De La Serne, Sheep’s Milk, Spain

Chevrin Goat’s Milk, Belgium

Machego Curado, Sheep’s Milk, Spain

As much as I enjoy cheese, I really wished that we has something sweet to end the meal, especially since we already had 2 bites of cheese with the Tapas plate. That being said I liked the cheese plate with the accompaniments, which were quince paste, fig, and honey. The Chevrin was my least favorite cheese since it had an after taste, and as our table mate said, was ‘borderline offensive’.

I certainly enjoyed the meal at Tres Gatos because I loved the whole experience. I think that the food was fantastic because it was well planned, balanced, and well executed. That being said, I was disappointed with the portions of meal for the price that we paid. Each of our meals were $40, including tax and tip. Price bought drinks in addition to this. Sure, argue that quality costs, but I have had plenty of really nice meals for that amount of money with much  larger portions. I am interested in going back to see how their regular menu prices and portions compare to the dinner we had, as well as comparing it to Tasca, another Tapas places I’ve been to in Boston.

Tres Gatos
470 Centre Street 
Jamacia Plain, MA 02130
Tapas Bar: 617-477-4851
Book & Record Store: 617-477-9209

Birthday Sweets LO- Sketchbook 3 Day 2 Sketch

CKC Manchester 2011 is coming up this Friday. I’m really, really excited about taking the day off and going!! I went last year and had a great time. Three of us went had a great time taking classes and shopping. One of the things I picked up shopping were these vintage looking stickers from Melody Ross. I fell in love with them, althought i had NO idea what i would scrap with them. Well, once this paper arrived at my door step from my Studio Calico kit, I knew I would be using these stickers soon. I loved the paper the minute I saw it, even though it is not something I typically gravitate to.

 

Such ‘girlie’ looking pages are not something I create often. But I pulled out all stops for this one using a floral paper, pink glittery thickers, butterflies, pale colors, a papery ribbon. Boy oh boy, who knew I had so much of this ‘girlie’ stuff!

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4.22-24: How Martha Were You?

How Martha Were You?

Friday Night-

Opting out of going to Wine Riot for my free session, we went home to relax

Price made dinner while I blogged

We watched the first DVD of Gone with the Wind

Saturday-

Woke up early and headed over to Haymarket for veggies and fruit

Made Price a monster Bacon Egg and Cheese for brunch

I headed off to Sel De La Terre to meet with Boston Brunchers for an 11am brunch

Got back home around 2 and tried to take a nap but couldn’t fall asleep

Left to be at the Park Plaza Castle at 6.15 to volunetter for Wine Riot

Price picked me up around midnight since i got to take some wine home!

Bed after 1

Sunday (Easter)-

Wake up late at 9.45… holy crap

Hussle and get ready

Head over to Whole Foods to get stuff for Jalapeno Popper Dip and Strawberry shortcake for dessert

Drive down to Wretham to spend the day with Mom and Monica’s family

While there we all chatted, played with the kids, dogs and stuffed out faces with sooo much food

Once Price and I got back home, I set up the House Rabbit Network Twitter Account to schedule some tweets about rabbits and the org so i could volunteer with the group again

I posted a blog post and then went to bed.

During Morning Living on Martha Radio, the hosts hold a segment called How Martha Were You? every Monday morning where you recap your weekend’s activities.

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Happy Easter!

So I had a whole blog post written up about Easter, what it means to me, it’s origins, how I was happy I was not bribed to go to church, how I spent the day, rabbits, how i think someone is a jerk for posting about ‘celebrating’ Easter by eating rabbit, and much more. I got to the end, proof read it, and then deleted the whole damn thing. I was just not in the mood to get preachy about religion, why giving rabbits as gifts is a bad idea, and eating rabbit. I’m too tired to go there.

Instead I will leave you with this:

Hope you had a great Easter!

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