Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekend Bites

This Monday feels a little tougher than usual, because the weekend was so great and it felt very long and relaxed. It started off well on Friday when I received my recent Bombay Taxi Boutique Jewelry purchases in the mail! If you haven't checked out the online shop, or pop-up events around town, please visit this fellow Clevelander's site.
Friday marked 10 years (to-the-day) that Mr. H and I met in that crazy bar on Put-in-Bay. I can honestly say that from day one, I knew he was different and that what we had was different than any other relationship I'd been in. But, what a fast, and fun, first decade together we've had. Better than I could have even hoped for, including the tougher times. That's when I knew without a doubt that he's the one for me. We "celebrated" by renting a boat from Great Lakes Water Sports in The Flats. We spent two hours enjoying the water, sun, and incredible views of Cleveland.
Watching the bridges and freighters that up close and personal is quite fun!
On Saturday, we headed out to do some local grocery shopping. Including stops at Saucisson, and Ohio City Provisions. The summer produce was exploding off the shelves at Ohio City Provisions, and we took home quite a haul, like cherries, garlic scapes, peaches, greens, sweet corn, onion, and broccoli.
I have a confession. My black thumb killed the rubber tree plant I purchased from Lakewood Plant Company several months ago. So, we headed back there on Saturday afternoon to try again. This time, I purchased a cane tree. Fingers crossed. But, I'm obsessed with this little plant store, and you should go check it out if you haven't yet. They also now have a stand at the West Side Market!
Sunday brought the area's largest food festival, the Taste of Tremont. While many Clevelanders choose to avoid the crowded streets, heat (Why is it always on the hottest day of summer?!) and long lines, Mr. H and I have perfected a plan of attack that works well for us.

We bike in, avoiding the traffic and high parking prices. We start at one end, and make our way down by viewing all of the stands' menus. Then, I make a couple of selections, and stop there on our way back down the street. This year, that included Ushabu (new to Tremont) for some pork belly and a coconut.
We enjoyed watching the guys from Fresh Fork Market and Ohio City Provisions serving up a mouth-watering pig roast platter.
You know I love meat on a stick, so of course the skewers from Ty Fun caught my eye! But, sadly I was too full from my pork belly and the Lucky's Cafe mac n' cheese (a must-have at this event).
The people-watching and other event activities are always fun too, including this carved watermelon display outside of Tandul.
Just as we were about to visit our friends at Tremont Scoops, I started to not feel well. Turns out I have sun poisoning on my leg. Whoops! Too much summer fun lately, and not enough sunblock. Shame on me. I know better.

Phew, I told you that this weekend was packed full of fun and summer activities. How come when we go out on Friday night the weekend suddenly feels so much longer? I feel like we did, saw, and ate a lot of good stuff this weekend. How was yours?