I've been celebrating my birthday all week, and the celebration will continue this weekend as we head to a couple of great dinners. Yesterday was my actual birthday (29 on the 29th!), and John's mom gave me this great organic dog biscuit cookbook. Harper is in for a treat soon! I'll let you know how the pumpkin cookies turn out!
Our new favorite thing to buy at the farmers market are these BBQ pork buns from a stand that sells dim sum. We just take them home and steam them for 15 minutes, and dinner is ready! Delish!
I ordered a new pair of glasses from Warby Parker, and they arrived this week. All of their prescription glasses are $95, and the shipping is free. They send you 5 pairs for a free home try-on, which helps solve the problem of buying something like glasses online. Like the whole Toms thing, for every pair you buy, a pair is donated to someone in need. Works for me!
We've been eating a lot of vegetarian meals lately, so I've been trying to incorporate more beans into our diet. I've started cooking beans from scratch, which has proven a lot more challenging than I originally anticipated (I keep overcooking them!). I finally made our first successful meal of beans recently though, so that's progress. These Rancho Gordo heirloom beans are from a local company, and I can't wait to try them. Good Mother Stallard - that sounds like a good type of bean, right?
John and I have been preparing like mad for our trip to Paris. And by "preparing" I mean buying things like new jeans and boots for said trip to Paris. The important stuff, of course. Hopefully I can go shopping again this weekend to load up on last minute essentials like cardigans and skirts.