Some food-related (mostly) things we enjoyed this week:
We discovered a wonderful garden center last weekendâ€”one of the largest we’ve ever seen, with a huge selection of every variety of plant you could imagine. We don’t have much outdoor spaceÂ and bought just a few plants, but it’s a beautiful place to visit and stroll through, even if you don’t buy anything.
We planted flowers and a couple of jalapeÃ±o plants in the small bed that runs along the windows to our bedroom. It’s amazing how bigÂ a difference even a little bit of colorful nature can make in daily life.
We are slowly eating our way around our neighborhood, building our catalogÂ of favorite places and dishes. The meatball appetizer at Trattoria Demi has officially earned its spot on our top 10 list so far. Their arancine (crisp, breaded risotto balls) aren’t bad either, especially when dipped in the sauce from the meatballs.
The traditional gifts to commemorateÂ the ninth year of wedded bliss are pottery and willow, and the modern gift is leather. We decided to go with bicycles because nothing says “happy anniversary!” better than a potential trip to the emergency room. I am neither coordinated nor athletic in the least and can’t even remember the last time I rode a bike, so I was pretty nervous about our first ride. Turns out it’s true what they say: riding a bike is just like riding a bike. Once you’ve learned how, you truly don’t forget. Here’s to us, and many many more rides, and years, together!