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I love Pinterest. I love that I can bookmark images to refer to them for later use. I love that I can organize them easily. I love seeing what everyone else pins.

My board for inspiring things for our new apartment (20 days to go!!)

My board for sweets that I find cute and would love to make.

My board for drinks. Summer is approaching so I’m on the look out for fun drink recipes

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ummmmnicole look at me!

Price’s nephew Addison always says my name ‘ummnicole’. It’s all one word, really fast. But we can still hear the ummm- part of it. I’m not sure when or why he picked it up, but it’s adorable.

When we were back in Skaneateles a few weeks ago, Addison showed off his skills riding his bike. Sure a little kid riding a bike… big whoop… well I’m really impressed since he is 3 1/2 and is a master of a 2-wheel bike.

5.6-8: How Martha Were You?

How Martha Were You?

The majority of the weekend was spent visiting family. I saw my mom, dad, and my brother’s and sister’s families. It was great to get to see everyone.

Friday Night-

Price and I went to Abeille, a local craft store, so I could get supplies to replicate a necklace for my mom for mother’s day

We walked from Brookline Village to Coolidge Corner

Price treated us for some Sushi at Mr. Sushi

Did 2 loads of laundry

Price’s friend Chris arrived from Albany, they hung out while I made the necklace

Saturday-

Got up at 6am to pack up the car, pack a bag for weekend in Greenwich, and prep a blog post

On the road by 7.30

Went home and hung around with my mom

My dad invited us to his boat so we stopped out the Fire House Deli for sandwiches and hung out on the boat for a few hours

Dad and I went out for dinner for Chinese Food

Mom and I watched Lady Gaga’s HBO show

I wrote a blog post on my iphone

Sunday (Mother’s Day)-

The dogs thought it would be fun to wake me up early

Lounged around with the dogs and satellite TV

Got ready

Unpacked the car of the plants I brought home for my mom to foster because we

Mom and I went to Coyote Flaco for lunch. Ate way too much guacamole

Back home to hang out a bit before leaving

Stopped by my sister’s old place/ brother’s new place to see everyone while they were moving

Left for Boston and on the way home I stopped off for a Rita’s Ice for a juicy pear and vanilla custard gelati

Arrived back in Boston around 7.30.

Watched DVR’d NASCAR race with Price

Made gluten free biscuits

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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Sel De La Terre with Boston Brunchers

Two weeks ago I got together with a handful of people who participate in the Boston Brunchers group. The website is organized by Renee, who picks various places for us ‘foodies’ to brunch. I previously attended brunch at Dorado Tacos and had a great time so jumped at RSVP-ing to this brunch. Why not attend a brunch this month?

One of the April brunches was going to be held at Sel De La Terre. There are several locations in and around Boston. I hoped on the train and headed down to the Long Wharf. Of course it was raining, and I didn’t take my umbrella so I arrived looking like a wet dog. Awesome.

The $30 prefix brunch started at 11. Well, the restaurant opens then but they were not ready for us right away so we saddled up to the bar. I ordered a bloody mary. I hate to say but I have high standards for bloody marys and this didn’t live up to it. It had may too much horseradish. It would have been more enjoyable with shrimp than with vodka. Coco, fellow food blogger, and I asked for lemon wedges, which helped cut the taste a bit.

After drinks at the bar, the 11 of us were seated at a large table. We had a few options for our first course, entree and dessert. I picked a salad with a warmed slice of goat cheese, crab cake eggs Benedict, and banana cake.

I loved the salad starter. The salad was lightly, evenly dressed with a balsamic vinegrate. The goat cheese was warm, melty, and salty. The combination of textures, temperatures, and flavors went so well together.

The crab cake eggs benedict was less than spectacular. The egg was perfectly poached. The quality and size of the egg were impressive. The crab cake was a pretty standard, being that I thought it was a little bready. The biggest disappointment was related to my english muffin. Mine was really burnt. It would have been nice to have been able to have eaten it after it soaked up some of that amazing hollandaise sauce. (I didn’t ask for a new english muffin only because the service was so spotty until then that I figured I would have gotten a new one on my 27th birthday… next January)

The dessert course was delightful. The cake was accompanied with a caramel
sauce and a little price of popcorn. The banana flavor really shown through the cake. The texture was light and airy. I would love a whole sheet cake of that. Yes, please.

Aside from the burned english muffin, the meal was really good. Unfortunately, our service was awful. It took a long time, about 30 minutes, to be initially seated. Taking our order took a long time as well, plus each course took time to bring out. For SDLT, I thought this was strange since I’ve have wonderfully attentive lunches and dinners at both locations in Boston. Additionally, we are a group of people who frequent places for brunch, a group of people who often blog about our dining experiences. So why not treat us properly and get some nice write ups? Ah maybe it was just an off day, the rain gets to us all.

PS- I just wrote this entire blog post on my iPhone while watching Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball on HBO. Yeah, be impressed. (I’ll insert links later)