Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Year's Resolution in July


I think that New Year's resolutions are extremely overrated. Let's be honest, they're made to be broken.

I just took a trip to be in one of my best friend's wedding up in northern Michigan this past weekend and may I just say, I no longer think of dirty Detroit when I hear the "Pure Michigan" commercials. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Brian and I visited three main locations: Frankfort (Crystal Lake), Sleeping Bear Dunes, and good ole' touristy Traverse City.

I not only had a fabulous vacation with my husband, I also learned a lot about myself. For one thing, I'm the type of person who has to state my new hopeful achievements in order to follow through with them. That's when I had a conversation with a lovely friend (Hannah Stone) and had an epiphany. 

I am starting my New Year's resolution's in July. People joke about Christmas in July, why can't I recreate my resolutions then as well?  Better late than never I say!

So here's the plan, I am going to post to my devoted and long lost love (my website) AT LEAST once a week. I am also changing the format. It does not have to always include recipes and restaurant experiences.  I think about food all the time. Anyone who knows me will vouch for that. So why not stay devoted to my website regardless if I cooked a new recipe or not? 

I have heard too many complaints and feel very shamed for continuously claiming future consistency in posting. THIS IS IT! CONSIDER THIS MY OATH.

With that said, I brought home three lovely souvenir's from the quaint and lively Traverse City, MI. Spoiler alert, they all are correlated with food. We stopped in an olive oil and vinegar store. I have never heard of something of the sort until I read about it in the travel guide. Fustini's is a tactful store with an ambiance that is welcoming and straightforward. All four walls are lined with intriguing canisters filled with oils and vinegars hinted with fruits, herbs and more of life's greatest joys (e.g. espresso).  It is quite an interesting experience! I purchased a peach flavored white vinegar along with an olive oil cruet that has been on my wishlist for quite some time. (Thank's Brian for being such a great sport with my indecisiveness!) Both I used with great success today! 


We also visited an old book shop called The Bookie Joint where it maintains its charm by continuously trading old/new books. Side note, I have never seen so many romance novels in one area. After searching high and low for a book for which I am willing to forego the library, I finally found the perfect one! Cooking For Two caught my eye and after flipping through the pages, I put my stamp of approval that this book can offer meals that are Fun, Easy and Positively Delicious! It is a great way to incorporate cooking into your relationship. I am lucky to have a husband who is eager to help, and this book helps us find ways to really enjoy the process together. It has worked so far!

So check out some of these sites I have provided. Consider a possible trip to "Pure Michigan". I highly recommend Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, and Traverse City.

As always, bon appetite!

1 comment:

  1. I feel pretty honored that I made it on the blog... can't wait for the garlic salad post!!!!

    And I also hit up Fustini's. After trying ALL OF THEM, I brought hum the fig flavored one - yum!

    ~Hannah

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