Hello from Vermont!!
The Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming weekend is off to an awesome start. :) I seriously cannot thank you all enough for voting for me — I still can’t believe I was one of the winners and that I’m here!
There are four bloggers in attendance this weekend — myself and Tina:
It was absolutely delicious — they have pizza and salad, with a focus on local and organic food. YUM!
I started with the Revolution Salad, which is greens, carrots, celery, seaweed (!), toasted sesame seeds, and a fresh ginger-tamari-raspberry vinaigrette. AMAZING. Especially the seaweed! It must have been marinated in something awesome :)
The six of us ordered four pizzas to share. Way more fun to get to taste a bunch of them than just have one on my own!
We ordered the New Vermont Sausage:
This was SO amazing — the unanimous favorite. And I don’t even usually like sausage on pizza!
The Punctuated Equilibrium Flatbread with kalmata olives and roasted red peppers:
The Sundried Tomato and Mushroom:
And lastly, the special of the day — they had me at “basil-arugula pesto":
The tomatoes on this were SO flavorful and juicy!
After dinner, we drove about an hour north to Swanton, Vermont, where we’ll be staying for the next two nights. We’re at an adorable inn that overlooks Lake Champlain and borders the 6700 acre Missisquoi Wildlife Refuge. The main house at the inn was built in 1865 and has a 60 foot long screened-in porch and beautiful lawns and gardens. Amazing! There’s only 4 rooms (it’s just the bloggers staying here!) and I won the “room lottery” (we literally drew rooms out of a hat) — check out how amazing this is. There’s even a “fainting couch”!
I know. I’m seriously pinching myself because I can’t believe I’m here right now! So obsessed with the beautiful bed!
It’s also cool because apparently we’re literally only a mile or two from the Canadian border! I am going to have to convince someone to take me there so I can put my toe over the border ;) I’ve actually never been to Canada! Weird, eh? :)
Time to snuggle up in bed — Tina and I have plans for a run in the morning before breakfast and then — the barnstorming begins!! Woohoo!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for our adventures — goodnight :)