Boston – Five Things I Enjoyed

Boston – Five Things I Enjoyed

Boston – Five On Friday

I haven’t been home for the Friday fun in a few weeks. Last week I was on my way to Boston to spend the weekend with Kristin and Matt. It was a much-too-short trip. We spent hours on Kristin’s screened in porch, knitting and talking. I hated to leave and can’t wait to go back. I’d be happy to stay right there in the porch, drink coffee and visit, have lunch and supper delivered, and stay longer.

Here’s a little of what we did Saturday.

Kayaking on Charles River

Charles River, Kayaking, Boston
kayak, rental, Charles River, Boston
Boston Public Market

I love Boston Public Market. The booths are owned by real farmers working real farms. You can buy eggs (Duck eggs are $1 each), cheese, cured meats, mushrooms, vegetables and fruits, artisan crafts and prepared foods. I’m sure I’ve forgotten something…like chocolate from Taza. I passed up a hot cocoa drink and now I regret that decision, and I’ve been thinking about it all week. Maybe I should order from Taza’s website. Kristin’s drink was delicious.

It was after lunch time when we got to the market and we were hungry. I had Fancy Mac ‘n Cheese, good but not as good as I expected. Kristin had a cheesy baked potato that was okay but dripping with oil. It’s funny how fussy a person can get after cooking with the best fresh ingredients for so long, right?
Taza chocolate, Boston Public Market, Five on Friday
Chestnut Farm Eggs, five on friday, Boston Public MarketWe came home from our day in Boston (Kristin lives outside Boston) to change clothes, then we walked to an Irish pub to have supper. The weather was perfect, not too hot, not too windy, and cool in the evening so it was great sleeping weather after a busy day.

Next Week

Lemon Balm Sugar Cookies – good enough to share the recipe!
Lemon Balm Shortbread CookiesYou can join in by following these links!

week of wildlife, five on friday

12 thoughts on “Boston – Five Things I Enjoyed

  1. Sounds like you had a great visit. Don’t we always wish for a longer trip? Hope you can get back to visit soon. Those cookies look yummy.

    Have a great weekend

  2. Most trips are to short… especially, when they are so wonderful. I would like to take one of the kajaks…
    Greetings from Germany

  3. I used to travel with a friend (who moved home to Hawaii to marry her childhood sweetheart), and we always looked for the foods which fit the area. In Boston we ate clam chowder enough for an army, found Boston baked beans at Durgin Park, but had to look high and low for Boston Cream Pie. We finally found it at an Italian bakery. Mostly we got blank stares when we asked for it in restaurants. We never did get around to Parker House rolls, regrettably.

  4. Boston is a fabulous city isn’t it! We went a couple of years ago and really loved it. Nice to see more of it! I am sorry to be so late visiting, we had a minor domestic drama yesterday – nothing serious in the end, all ok – but I didn’t get a change to do any blogging. Thank you so much for taking part in Five On Friday, I do appreciate it! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  5. Lemon Balm cookies sound amazing, and there is tons of it growing in my garden!
    Boston Market looks like a great place to visit, full of interesting sights and delicious things to eat. Have a great week.

  6. 65 years ago I was born in Lawrence, MA, and lived for four years in Andover, on Flying Feather Poultry Farm before my dad’s job moved us to MO. A year and a half ago my 40 year old son and I drove from Cape Cod to PEI and were amazed by the amount of forested, unsettled land we drove through in Maine and Nova Scotia! I have fond memories of touring some of Boston when I was 16 and in my 30s…and have special memories of riding the swan boats in Boston Public Garden, just like in the book “Make Way for Ducklings.” I have enjoyed exploring a bit of your blog and I admire your lifestyle choices.

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