Happy Thursday! It’s almost the next weekend, but I promised you a few snapshots from my 4th of July weekend and a few snapshots you shall have. I have no good excuses for why this post is so late, other than work gets in the way of life, and once work is over, I can’t help but be tempted by the warm weather and my deck. I vow to do better!
My weekend began with this beautiful sunset, to the sound of a U2 cover band. The Seacoast does a summer series by the ocean, where you can throw down your blanket or some chairs, grab a drink and some unhealthy grub, and listen to music while you watch the sky turn this color over the ocean. It was a great way to roll into a weekend of fireworks, wine tasting, farm visits, and overall much-needed relaxation.
The above photo is also from the concert, and I promise I was more cheerful than I look!
A few weeks ago, I told you about Applecrest Bistro, which is doing something called “farm-at-table” versus “farm-to-table” dining because, well, you’re right on the farm and most of the ingredients come straight from the field and onto your plate. We stopped by there again for lunch and shared a scrumptious pulled pork flatbread, a strawberry, arugula, goat cheese salad (strawbs straight from the fields!), and I ordered a farmer’s market juice, which basically had every vegetable and green you can imagine. Looks red, tasted verrrry green. After lunch, we walked around the farm with a blueberry lemonade sorbet and took in the views, obviously very different from our recent city life. We still can’t get over how much our atmosphere has changed!
When our Saturday plans for more firework watching were canceled, we ran to the fish market, bought some pastrami salmon, stuffed clams, and cheddar, and sat on the deck with our mini feast and some New England beers. As it got dark, we lit our fire pit for the first time ever and hung out in the backyard with sparklers while our neighbors set off beautiful but occasionally terrifying fireworks nearby.
On Sunday, we had another first in our new area: the beach!! Since we’re in New England, the beach days are somewhat few and far between, despite the fact that we have miles and miles of seacoast. Sunday was a balmy 80 degrees, and we hightailed it straight to the water, which was refreshingly frigid. After a few hours of swimming and reading in the sun, we headed to Maine for a seaside dinner.
I’ll leave you with another sunset because I just can’t get enough, and some firework action!
Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend! What did you do?