Sage, Soda, and Superfruit


I’m home and back to my normal life.  Our last day of vacation was long and involved mostly driving and snacking.  We really wanted crepes for breakfast, so we walked down to rue Saint-Jean one last time. Sadly, the wait was over 30 minutes and we needed to get on the road, so we decided another day of french pastries in the car would have to do.

This one was stuffed with apples.  Both pastries were amazing and were gone way to fast.

[Insert photos of Matt and I frantically searching for a gas station in the deserted Canadian countryside here.]

After a few hours in the car, we were ready to eat again, but we wanted to get over the border before stopping for lunch. So, we had a Larabar and a few bites of this guy to tide us over.

Lunch was a picnic centered around our French baguette.  We stopped in a hippy store in Vermont in search of cheese and came out with a local sage cheddar, plums, and Kath‘s famous Crofter’s Superfruit Spread  (which I’ve always wanted to try!)

Oh, and a Vermont maple syrup soda, which was kinda gross.

However, the combination of sweet sage cheese and superfruit spread was brilliant.  We may have consumed the entire block of cheese.

Then, out of nowhere, this fresh-baked maple pie appeared!

Can you tell we really wanted the vacation to continue?

Today, I babysat (my last day!) and then went to a social event for my graduate program.  I enjoyed a Harpoon UFO white (basically a tastier version of Blue Moon). The beer selection wasn’t too unique and this is one of my go-to beers in Boston.  For those who live in other areas of the country, I highly recommend almost all of the Harpoon beers.

I came home and made a spinach salad with a potato marsala burger, feta, tomato-basil yogurt dip, and veggie chips…

I’m currently on the couch wishing I was still on vacation.  I guess almond butter and banana on toast will have to do as a dessert tonight…

Enjoy the short week!

  • Lauren
    September 8, 2010 at 9:08 am

    “Peasant” food (good bread, cheese, fruit) can totally hit the spot. I’ve been wanting to try Crofter’s for a while as well… I need to keep an eye out for it.

    The maple soda sounded so promising! Too bad it wasn’t great. The maple pie looks to-die-for. I LOVE maple :).

  • Nina
    September 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Looks like you guys had a great trip! I am loving your idea (take it or leave it!) When I open your posts in Google Reader it takes a really long time to load, I think because the photos are large files, so maybe try resizing them to be a little smaller? Keep up the great blogging!

    • Laura
      September 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks! My dad and sister actually just told me the same thing so I’ll work on resizing the pics this evening.

      • Nina
        September 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm

        The new post loaded a lot quicker!

        • Laura
          September 8, 2010 at 9:58 pm

          Great! Thanks for the feedback.

  • ashrowell
    September 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    OMG….drool! Those pastries look delicious!