Favorite Things

I know I haven’t posted in a while.

I break the silence (perhaps only momentarily) with a list of 20 of my favorite things!

1. Family timeImage2. Photography

3. New book smell

4. The beach

5. Falafel

falafel... mmm

6. Ethiopian cuisine.. drool..

7. A hot shower in the middle of winter

8. English accents

9. Sherlock (BBC version)

10. Niles Crane

11. Homemade deodorant

12. Solo airport travel

13. Independent foreign films

14. Adapting/creating recipes

15. Horse breath

16. Puppy dog eyes

A.Dawn's T_day-7-2

17. Sk6ers

18. Nail polish

19. Tights

20. Boots

Hooray!  That was fun!

Your turn!

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Camden Lock Market

Today we take a trip back in time to Camden Lock Market in London. My what a funky-fresh place!

Yep.

I just said funky-fresh.

Enjoy!








Oh yes, this cookie was heaven. As was the peanut butter bar the size of my head that we nabbed for later.

Spreadable Cookie

I jumped on the bandwagon.

After almost a year of reading about the adoration toward it from fellow bloggies, after picking it up off the shelf and returning it countless times, I finally bought a container of Biscoff Spread.

Oh Belgians, I love your genius!

Now if only I can keep my spoon out of the jar..

So I’ve been an absentee for far too long..

I do apologize.

You see, we took a trip!

We saw family, met new friends and saw amazing things.

We went to Europe! London, Oxford, Edinburgh and Paris to be exact!

I will try to get posts up with some of our favorite photos soon. My internet connection and the wordpress uploader do not get along. I trust everyone’s Easter was fantastic!

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T-minus 7 hours until liftoff!
 
Are we excited??  You BETCHA!
 
Where are we going?
 
Here’s a hint.  (All of the Friends fans out there should appreciate this.. )
 
England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben,
The rosy red cheeks of the little children.

Now, if you huff and puff and you finally save enough
Money up to take your family on a trip across the sea,
Take a tip before you take your trip; let me tell you where to go,
Go to England, Oh..

England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
Westminster Abbey the tower of Big Ben,
The rosy red cheeks of the little children.

Your mama’s old pajamas and your papa’s mustache,
Falling out the window sill, frolic in the grass,
Tryin’ to mock the way they talk fun but all in vain,
Gaping at the dapper men with derby hats and canes

England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
Westminster Abbey the tower of Big Ben,
The rosy red cheeks of the little children.

England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
Westminster Abbey the tower of Big Ben,
The rosy red cheeks of the little children.

 
Roger Miller – “England Swings”

Diner Groupie

For a late Valentine’s Day meal, Kyle took me to a restaurant I’ve been lusting after for almost a year.

The Chicago Diner!!

I was so excited I couldn’t stand it! For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Diner, it is an all vegetarian/mostly vegan diner in Chicago. Everything on their menu can be made vegan. I think the only non vegan things they have are cheese and eggs, but they have the vegan equivalents.

For a Sunday, that fun little diner was PACKED! When we walked in, we gave the greeter our name and he directed us around back to their heated patio to wait. After about 15-20 minutes a waiter came to bring us inside. Instead of going around the front, he brought us in the back door and through the kitchen. Both Kyle and I love that we were brought through the kitchen – proof that they have absolutely nothing to hide from their customers!

After having a seat, our waiter (Brian) popped over to see what we wanted to drink. I explained it was our first time and we weren’t quite sure what we wanted yet. He was super nice, telling us to take our time and ask questions if we needed. For every table in the restaurant being packed with people I never once felt rushed.

On Brian’s recommendation, I went with the reuben and sweet potato fries..

umm.. heLLOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous..

Kyle went with the Dagwood and a side of sesame ginger kale salad

That kale salad was tasty!

On top of all that deliciousness we shared a vegan chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough shake!

The Chicago Diner forever has my heart!  I can’t wait to come back for another shake.. mmm..

I, of course, topped the meal off with some coffee!

Then we ran away from Sue..

Fin.

P.S. – Kyle’s NOT flipping me off in that picture.  I’m not sure what he’s pointing at, though..