Flashback Friday | The Clark House Bed & Breakfast

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When escaping from NYC our get-a-way was this lovely bed & breakfast The Clark House in Palenville 2 hours drive from NYC. The little shop Circle W Market I wrote about here was next door…very convenient. Stayed here a couple of times and had such a fantastic stay. Michael and Christine are the hosts and they are the best. Michael made this amazing breakfast for us…cream cheese omelet I have copied many times after….sooooo gooood! Had a picnic in their huge garden I took a picture of here. Love this place!

A cuppa tea

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Brewing a cup of field horsetail and fennel tea from Landet Järna. Fields horsetail is an old folk remedy for kidney and bladder troubles, arthritis, bleeding ulcers, and tuberculosis. The Chinese use it to cool fevers and as a remedy for eye inflammations. This is some good stuff and you can harvest it yourself. Harvesting: Pick it in a clean area. Best time to harvest is midsummer when plants are large but still somewhat succulent.

Discovering our city | Meatballs for the people

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Discovered this shop Meatballs for the people on the corner of Nytorgsgatan an Kocksgatan at Söder.  We got wild boar meatballs and mashed potatoes with the best sauce ever. For lunch they serve one dish and I really love this concept where they make this one dish extremely good instead of having a huge menu. You sit at this communal table in the middle of the shop and the service is tip top. At the table the will have these jars of different pickled goodies you can add to you plate and crisp bread all very delicious. Will tell you this…we were back the weekend after to eat here again….it was that good. When living in Williamsburg we also had a favorite meatball restaurants: The Meatball Shop.

 

Flashback Friday | Hollywood Farmers Market

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When living in LA we went to Hollywood Farmers Market on the corner of Ivar and Hollywood Blvd every weekend to buy the weeks veggies and fruit. Great quality and good prices and they had this little coffee wagon where we would get our morning coffee….good times! This is the best farmers market I know of in LA. Haven’t been to all but seen a lot and this is my favorite.

Discovering our city | Juiceverket

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Recently Juiceverket opened up a shop at Söder Götgatsbacken. This little juicebar is really cozy…haven’t been to any of the others around the city. When we were there it was freezing outside and we went for one of the warm blends, Flogging Molly and it was delicious. Got a Fiskmacka with tuna and a Dr. Wellingtons special to top the whole thing of. We came back later same week and had the same combo again…guess it says it all.  When there we bumped in to this lovely lady, she has this amazing blog you can check out here.