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Monday, January 28, 2013


How is it that short weeks always seem so long? Or maybe it's just how busy I've been at the office lately, but I was almost certain Friday would never come! I grabbed a few goodies on my way home and John and I indulged in a French-inspired spread–three kinds of cheeses, pâté de campagne, olives, pickles, almonds, apples and quince paste, with a bottle of Bordeaux to wash it down!

We were both up early on Saturday morning and after an avocado breakfast pizza, we walked through Golden Gate Park to the de Young Museum to see the newly opened Dutch exhibit from Mauritshuis and catch a peek at the Rudolf Nureyev retrospective. We even caught a bit of an early music concert at the museum, then strolled back home where John logged hours with his guitar and I laid in bed logging hours with a splitting headache. Luckily a lazy afternoon of vacation planning and spicy Indian food were the cure, and after dinner we curled up with Hope Springs, which ended up spurning all sorts of wonderful conversations over the course of the weekend.

John surprised me on Sunday morning with breakfast in bed–what on Earth did we do before we learned to poach eggs? Before either of us could get too comfortable we devoted a few hours to projects and practice, then headed out to run some errands. The weather's been so gorgeous that we couldn't resist walking everywhere, and after a late lunch, we settled back in with our computers and vocabulary lists (I love to quiz John on his French!). Then we tried our hand at a new recipe–curried chickpeas in tomato sauce, inspired by this Martha Stewart supper, and while it simmered we scrubbed, scoured and swept every inch of our apartment. Then we tucked into dinner and two glasses of wine–a simply heavenly end to a restorative weekend.


Tell me, what were you up to this weekend? Any delicious meals, terrific new reads, or plans to escape the winter chill? 


12 comments:

  1. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful weekend! A little while go, my boyfriend and I started doing themed wine/cheese pairings, too, though usually we end up just maneuvering a way to get tartufo cheese.

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  2. I am obsessed with this bouquet--SO pretty! My weekend was terribly uneventful, thanks to the fact that senioritis has kicked in full force and I waited till Thursday night to start working a project due this morning :P Lesson learned!

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  3. I always loved your weekend posts, it helps me live vicariously through you. xx

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  4. I love that you quiz John's on his French - too funny!

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful weekend... mine was pretty great too!

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  6. You guys just kill me with these weekends. David and I um... well, I read an entire book, we did laundry, and we had a movie marathon. I don't really remember much fresh air! Oh well. I guess every so often one needs that kind of weekend. xoxo

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  7. Your Friday sounds amazing. I have a feeling we would be very good friends!

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  8. Sounds like a super weekend as always!
    We haven't been as lucky in the weather department lately but it was a little milder over the weekend and some dear friends invited a bunch over to celebrate the break from the crazy chilly weather! They entertained us with tons of delish comfort food and a private firework show complete with winter cocktails finished off the night!

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  9. does John parle francais? how was the chickpea recipe? If the "you are what you eat" adage were true I'd be a chickpea. Hummus and roasted chickpeas and chickpea curry are all I want to eat these days.

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  10. how did you learn how to poach an egg? I think I need to add this to my list "to do" list.

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