A Friday evening dinner date at the new Latin-inspired restaurant in our neighborhood. A glass of refreshing and citrusy Albariño. Spicy, chipotle-spiked guacamole served with crisped plantain, yucca, and tortilla chips. Sautéed zucchini squash, roasted carrot mash, and crispy yucca spaetzle with olive pasilla sauce. A long and challenging run on a wooded trail. A tranquil post-run bubble bath, scented with sweet orange, lavender, and sandalwood Shopping for fresh ingredients to cook two wholesome, savory dinners. Whole-grain spaghetti with arugula and a sauce of sun-dried tomatoes, basil, white wine, and garlic on Saturday. Tandoori-spiced salmon with curried vegetables and brown rice on Sunday. A suspenseful and thoroughly intriguing film. The seasonal ritual of storing summer clothes to make space for autumn's cozy sweaters, jeans, boots, and scarves. Savoring the latest issue of a favorite magazine. Making plans for my upcoming birthday weekend, which will be spent in Colorado with a dear friend, and for an early November sojourn to Virginia's wine country for a weekend of exploring vineyards, dining at an organic farm-to-table restaurant, and enjoying the fall foliage. Working on several for-fun writing projects while listening to mellow tunes. Finding the perfect black ballet flats. Savoring a restorative, creative, and restful weekend.
What adventures came your way this weekend?
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