Easter Weekend Adventures

Hi everyone! Anyone else watching the Boston Marathon coverage right now? It sure makes me want to go out for a run! I was so thrilled to see Meb win – I had the pleasure of meeting him last year at the Beach to Beacon race and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. Such a genuinely nice guy.

Anyway – Matt and I stuck around in town this weekend and it was so nice to not travel for once! On Saturday afternoon we took advantage of the weather by taking Bike Share down to Roosevelt Island and taking a nice stroll on the trails.


Lots of people were out and about kayaking – we’ll have to do that again soon, too!


Before that, on Saturday morning, I met up with my friends Sarah & Kathleen for yoga and brunch, which was lovely. We had brunch at Tryst in Adams Morgan and it was so nice out we sat in the sun. Feels so good after such a cold winter! I had the egg frittata and traded half of it for half of Kathleen’s egg sandwich. :)



As for yesterday, Matt and I got in a 12 mile training run (more on that tomorrow – a new distance record for him and he rocked it!) and then enjoyed brunch with my family for Easter.


Ham and baked beans is one of my favorite things – so good! Plus a delicious egg and spinach frittata-esque dish that my aunt made. Yum! I just had the leftover frittata for lunch atop salad greens with some chopped veggies and avocado. Hit the spot.


Matt and I contributed a springy salad to the Easter feast – mixed greens with sliced strawberries, walnuts, and goat cheese. Simple and tasty! Topped with balsamic vinaigrette.


For dessert, we had these fun frozen Limoncello and cream flutes my mom picked up from The Italian Store – refreshing and pretty, too!


It’s been a busy Monday so far – better get back after it!I’ll be back tomorrow with Sunday’s 12 mile run recap. :)

Until then, my friends!


  1. 1

    Your Easter brunch looks so pretty! Seems like you had a great weekend :)

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    Well done to Matt on the run!!! The frittata looks delicious, love the block style! :) I’m such a HUGE frittata fan..could literally eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner!

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    That limoncello drink looks amazing!! Happy Easter :)

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    I had such a great time watching the Boston Marathon this morning- I figured that Shalane had gone out a little too fast, and it was really great to see Meb win. I’m still tracking the last of the people I know. I also got to cheer a friend on to making history as she became the first female with dwarfism to run the boston marathon!

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    The Limoncello and Cream flutes look so good! Any idea how to remake them at home?

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    I love frittata! Great brunch choice.

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    I didn’t get to watch the Boston Marathon coverage but my friend completed it today!

    Your Easter brunch looks delicious! You really can’t go wrong with ham!

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    My eyes are stuck on that friatta!!!! Looks damn good!!! Easter done well ;)

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    Elisabetta says:

    Brava!!; these Easter recipes are simple, tasty and healthy!
    Today, early in the morning ( 6:30 a.m.) I enjoyed your Banana Oatmeal for the first time and it was a pleasant surprise, because it canceled the feeling hungry for the entire morning (up to 1:00 p.m.) Fantastic! I worked without breaks and well-focused. Grazie!

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    Roadrunner says:

    Awesome looking brunch! Very nice –

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    Danielle says:

    Love the Dickinson plates!

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    I’m glad you had a wonderful Easter weekend! I know what you mean..we were so thrilled that we didn’t have anything on our agenda…and then Tim’s sister and her family from NY came to visit. We had a great time, but I am still waiting for that glorious weekend when I can just be one with the couch.

    Don’t you just love sharing food? I love dining out with Tim, but he doesn’t like to split anything. After much persuasion, he’s opened up to it a bit more ;).

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    Paula Argento says:

    Got to see runners on the Boston Marathon on the Worcester-South Station commuter line on Monday. At the Framingham station, the train stopped for five minutes so we could watch. It’s such an amazing gentle and competitive race, if that makes any sense – local, individual and team work, at it’s best. Families of all kinds lining the sidewalks. They are strong up there, believe me!
    Said prayers when we hit the tunnel after theFenway stop to go under Copley and stop at Back Bay station (finish line) at 12:37PM. No incidents. I told the train conductor it was the best train ride I ever had when we got to South Station, and to keep the faith. He smiled – he knew what I meant!

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    Paula Argento says:

    Made this Spring Pea Orzo for Easter – it’s good with ham leftovers, and it’s vegan, too! It was a hit, except those who don’t like mint. Probably could substitute basil or thyme. Hope it’s ok to post a recipe from Southern Living., your vegan pasta, coconut and garlic recipe reminded me of this!

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