One Sweet World

Not so important posts about a married couple living in Baltimore.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

CSA Week 10

I've been riding my bike to pick up our produce every week. Usually, it's no big deal. It's only 1.4 miles round trip with it being uphill most of the way back home. This week, I had a few things working against me. It was 95+ degrees with high humidity so I knew it would be hot but I wasn't expecting this week's produce picks to be so heavy! I managed to bike home a watermelon, a melon and a bag of potatoes! I'm so proud :)

The stuff:
1 melon
1 watermelon
1 bag potatoes
2 red onions
1 head green leaf lettuce
1 bunch chard
1 bunch green onions
3 green peppers

And here's last night's meal using the green peppers and chard from the CSA and tomatoes from our garden.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Weekend in DC/Arlington

Friday night I got to celebrate my old high school friend's 30th birthday! Happy Birthday Anne! We met for dinner in Chinatown at Matchbox, a pizza place that has a pretty good beer selection. I was able to get Rogue on tap there! The tap rotates and I don't remember the name of the beer I had, but it was delicious. We had some pretty good pizza and salads with cupcakes for dessert. After dinner, we had tickets for the Arturo Sandoval jazz show at Blues Alley in Georgetown. This venue is in an actual alley, so that was pretty cool. The show was pretty good, but didn't start until 10:15 so by the end of the show, we were ready to head home. I stayed with Anne & John at their new place in Capital Hill and they gave me a ride to Arlington in the morning.

Saturday I met back up with Kevin and Eric at Selman's new
condo in Arlington. We decided to eat away our hangovers at Uncle Julio's. Kevin and I both ate Juanita's platter, full of yummy goodness including a taco, a tamale, and 2 enchiladas. The platter was way too much food though, but it was delicious! We spent the afternoon driving around Arlington in hopes of fixing Selman's shower. It didn't prove too successful so we retreated from the heat into a nice, cool movie theater to see District 9. This movie is shot like a documentary with a lot of the shaky camera angles. The movie gave me a headache and slightly nauseous. Oh well, it was entertaining. For dinner, Selman knew of a good kabob place called Ravi Kabob, also in Arlington. We ordered way too much food, but it was all very good. After dinner, we headed out to a bar for some drinks and a live band playing cover songs. Not all that exciting but they did have Widmer on tap so I was happy.

Sunday brought us for lunch at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, made famous by Obama's visit there earlier this year. The burgers are cooked to order and huge at 10oz each! I got a burger with white cheddar and grilled onions done medium. Kevin got the Let's Get it On burger with bacon, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms and swiss. His burger is the one in the photo. I only
managed to eat half of my burger, but the boys had no trouble eating the whole thing! We'd come back to this place anytime for a good burger. It's just too bad they don't have fries! I'm sure we'll be back in Arlington and DC soon since we now have more friends that live there. More chances for us to get to know these towns as well as Baltimore!

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Friday, August 14, 2009

CSA Week 9

Week 9 for the CSA finally brought us some more fruit! We haven't gotten any fruit since week 1 when we got a pint of strawberries. This week we got a cantaloupe and a 1/2 pint of raspberries. And yes, we even got more squash :(

This week's picks:
1 head green leaf lettuce
1 bunch chard
1 cantaloupe
1/2 pint raspberries
1 bag patty pan squash
3 red onions
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch beets
3 zucchini

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Monday, August 10, 2009

CSA Week 8

Here we are with Week 8 of our CSA veggies. I think we're doing a good job of eating the veggies in time, but I'm kinda done with squash at the moment. I was hoping for some more fruit, perhaps some peaches?

Week 8
1 bunch green onion
1 bag potatoes
1 green leaf lettuce
1 bunch chard
1 head red cabbage
1 bag patty pan squash
6 yellow squash
5 cucumbers
1 garlic

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Eagles of Death Metal!!

We went to see Eagles of Death Metal on Saturday night at Ram's Head Live in downtown Baltimore. While the venue isn't the greatest, there's usually no wait to get a drink at one of their many bars and the prices are generally reasonable. This was our second concert there and we'll probably continue to see concerts here because it's so close! This was our third EODM show and they didn't disappoint! This band is full of tons of energy and the crowd always gets into it! We decided to brave the floor and got about 3 rows from center stage. Pretty awesome! I had a great view with no tall people in front and rocked out to my favorite song, Cherry Cola! I've been searching for a set list online but can't find one yet. Perhaps too soon? Not sure, but I surely can't remember all the songs they played. They were on stage for almost 2 hours and provided a solid set list of songs from all their albums. Mr_BTM even got an awesome mustache rides t-shirt!

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