Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Last Saturday I made it back down to one of my favorite town's in Rhode Island - Wickford. It reminds me of Cape Cod only without all the traffic. Wickford is a quaint little town just up river a bit from the ocean. The village section has two street of little shops full of antiques, clothing, decor and whimsies. As well as a few restaurants on the river.
It was the perfect sunny summer afternoon. I wish I could have spent more time there but it was getting late. Next time hopefully I can spend the whole day walking around.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Last Sunday was the opening day of the Coventry Farmer's Market in Coventry, CT. It runs every Sunday from 11-2pm until October. This is by far the best farmer's market I have been too. It is held on the grounds of the historic and beautiful Nathan Hale Homestead. There was music, pony rides, vegetables, baked goods and bread, clothing, plants, cheese, meat, dry goods, and a ton of other products for sale. One of the local farmers also brought this 2 day old calf for the open. Isn't she sweet!
I got a bunch of thing but my favorite is the 2 quarts of fresh strawberries. They are so delicious. I made a gluten-free strawberry almond short cake. Recipe over on No. 15.
Friday, June 4, 2010
These pictures are what I love most about Providence. There is such a mix of architecture and creativity in the city. The first picture is City Hall, if you look on the left side you can see where the second picture was taken. This building has some of the most interesting and elaborate details in all of Providence. It spans a block and the lower half has store fronts on 3 sides. One part is home to the Big Nazo Lab (3rd & 4th photo). They create the best creatures for performances and have a traveling masked musical group (they play in full costume at events and parades). I love to take pictures of their window displays. The big green head is my favorite though. The last photo is part of a series of art windows throughout the city. They fill empty store fronts with art instillations. This window was full of hanging light bulbs in different patterns.