And boy is it sweltering here! The weatherman said it would be 95 but feel like 100 degrees today! I had been contemplating working from the Monday office – but that wouldn’t be prudent. I am already missing the cool breezes by the lakeside in NH (pictured above).
My trip away was lovely – I highly recommend a break to New Hampshire – for the sprawling woods, the reassuring presence of mountains and the crystal clear lakes. I stayed with a couple of friends who are chefs so you can only imagine what a gastro-treat it was. En route we stopped at one of my faves – Panera Bread – but i resisted the medley of yummy pastries in favour of a healthy sandwich.
Fresh breakfasts of steel cut oats with farmers market berries and nuts were the treats we experienced in the morning, as well as home made french toast with a warm fruit compote medley..yum! Every meal was vegetarian and gluten free friendly! (Aren’t us NY’ers such fussy eaters??).
One of my favourite side treats for dinner was home made garlic bread..again with a gluten free bread option and a stop on the highway led to the purchase of some locally made jam from Schartner farms.
Bears, foxes, playful racoons were a daily occurence. But the best of all….? No cell phone service. I truly know I am on holiday when absolutely no one can reach me except upon a landline. I will fill you in on a few more treats from my trip as the week progresses…I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of the guest bloggers last week – I loved their posts and from the great feedback I’ve got already I see you did too!
all images by the cravenmaven using shakeitphoto for iphone