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A Sweet Day

by Meghann on April 4, 2009

Sometimes you just need to indulge in treats and today has definitely been one of those days. ๐Ÿ˜‰

With the sun shining bright and not a cloud in the sky I knew there was no way I was going to stay inside today. So as soon as I was done writing my morning post we packed up and headed out to the beautiful, upscale Park Ave of Winter Park.

First up was the Winter Park Farmer’s Market where I nibbled on a few free samples and filled my reusable bag with plenty of fresh veggies and fruit.

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I also couldn’t resist a Macaroon that was calling my name.

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Derek got the Chocolate Fudge Macaroon.

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I couldn’t resist having a bite of his.

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Look how cool it was inside!

After exploring the Farmer’s Market we walked up and down Park Ave, checking out the stores I can not afford and the restaurants that always make me drool. We met up with my parents on the road and they treated us for lunch at Bosphorous a Turkish Restaurant.

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Everyone at the restaurant had these great dome plates of bread on their table, so we knew right away we had to order one as well.

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We had the Dome bread (otherwise known as Lavas) with some Hummus.

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You had to punch the bread down with a knife.

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It was so hot and fresh. I definitely had a quarter of the loaf all to myself with the hummus.

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I had never had Turkish food before so I wanted to try something different. I noticed part of the menu had Turkish Pitas, which I was told were similar to pizzas. This pretty much sold me.

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Derek and I split the Ispanakli Pide or Turkish Style Spinach Pide.

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It was very tasty and I’m glad I ordered it.

I also had a couple of pieces of my Dad’s Lamb dish. He really wanted to make sure I had a photograph of it for the blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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After Lunch I was Stuffed! But, somehow I still managed to have room a couple hours later to split a Non-Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt from Costco with Derek.

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Frozen Yogurt is such a weakness of mine!

Baker’s Spotlight…

I was pleasantly surprised to have a package in my mailbox when I arrived home this afternoon.

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Jasmine of Sweet and Fitwas kind enough to send me a sample batch of the Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies she may or may not be baking for a lucky winner in the Blogging Bake Sale on Monday. ๐Ÿ˜‰

My cousin, Angel, is going to be very happy that Jasmine sent these my way. She tried to bid on her blondies last bake sale but ended up being outbidded in the last minute. Angel, I promise to share these with you!

Unfortunately I was still stuffed from my FroYo to sample a whole Blondie myself, but my Dad happily volunteered.

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He said they were wonderfully moist with just the right amount of Chocolate Chip and Coconut. He loved them!

I had a small bite of his and I have to agree, these are great!!! And I loved how she shipped them in tissue paper and individually wrapped, this makes it very easy to throw in the freezer for safe keeping.

Jasmine you have another Bake Sale winner!

Now my dear friend Melissa is over, making dinner before out night out on the town. We’re getting together with a big group of friends (including Caitlin) for a fun night out on the town. I can’t wait!

1 Meg April 4, 2009 at 6:34 pm

That bread looks so cool!!!

Ice cream is my weaknes… I totally get you!

Have a great night!

2 Marissa April 4, 2009 at 6:53 pm

That bread looks awesome!

3 Bec April 4, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Have fun tonight!

4 TorontoGirloutWest April 4, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Oh my!!! I think I drooled on my laptop when I saw that bread!!! YUM! ๐Ÿ˜‰

5 lisaheartspizza April 4, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Your lunch looks amazing! They even cut the carrot in a little star shape! How adorable. I too cannot turn down frozen yogurt, and if you are sharing it’s not so bad! Have a great night

6 VeggieGirl April 4, 2009 at 7:17 pm

LOVELY FARMER’S MARKET AND EATS!!!

7 Sarah April 4, 2009 at 7:25 pm

the inside of that macaroon is so exciting! you are seriously rolling in goodies today ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Nicole April 4, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Have fun tonight!

Your day today looks amazing. That bread is fabulous!

9 Sharon April 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm

WHOA! I want that package! lol
Totally love your scrumptious eats!

10 bobbi April 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm

wish I could hang out, I would love a girls night out on the town to end my spring break with!!! YOUR turkish food looks like my kind of meal!

11 marafaye April 4, 2009 at 7:34 pm

great day!!!

12 inmytummy April 4, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Yum, that food looks great.

13 Justy2003 April 4, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Looks like a fun day! I’ve never had Turkish food but I may need to track some down…yum!
PS: I love your dad’s shirt!!! Haha!

14 Amanda @ Fake Ginger April 4, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Your dad’s shirt is too funny!

15 Brandi April 4, 2009 at 8:36 pm

what a fun day! glad you had some nice weather!

16 Alison April 4, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Thank you for your post. It’s great to see that you have days where you indulge in plenty of treats. I feel like I eat pretty healthfully, but I definitely have days where I have lots of treats. Guilt inevitably accompanies, but it really shouldn’t. If we lead healthy lifestyles and get plenty of exercise, there’s nothing wrong with indulging occasionally. If we don’t forbid treats, it makes it a lot easier not to overdo it when treats appear. At least that’s what I try to remind myself.

17 Matt April 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Have a fun night tonight!

18 glidingcalm April 4, 2009 at 9:09 pm

SO MUCH GOOD FOOD! that looks like a such a fun day with fam and friends and tasty treats! Im a little jeal!

HAPPY SUNDAY LADY!

19 verbalriot April 4, 2009 at 9:23 pm

hahah your dad’s shirt is hysterical.

20 Caitlin April 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I am definitely going to have to keep my eyes on that baked good..I loove coconut!

21 Mica April 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm

That Turkish food looks so good!

And your dad is the cutest!

22 runsarah April 4, 2009 at 10:32 pm

That bread looks amazing…I want to try Turkish food now.

23 Jasmine April 4, 2009 at 10:34 pm

i’m so glad you recieved the blondies; your Dad and his shirt are hilarious! I could really use a shirt like that too. =)

What did you think about the packaging? I’m not sure if I used enough tissue paper to keep them from moving around too much.

thanks for everything Meghann! you are the best!

24 Danica April 4, 2009 at 11:09 pm

What a fun day! Those macaroons look amazing…made me want to go whip up something in the kitchen. I have never had Turkish food either but after seeing yours it makes me want to try it. It looked delish.

Have fun tonight!

25 biz319 April 4, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Those macaroons look amazing!

Love the bread too! ๐Ÿ˜€

26 Jenn (eating bender) April 5, 2009 at 1:13 am

I love that Derek is now the Easter Bunny. That blog post was hilarious.

You ate so much good food today it should be a crime. But seriously, that macaroon, that lavas bread, that fro yo…and all I have to show for myself is jelly beans! I’m jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰

27 broccolihut April 5, 2009 at 1:18 am

That dome bread looks heavenly!

28 wholefoodswholeme April 5, 2009 at 1:56 am

i loooooooove macaroons!! they both look delish. yay easter bunny ๐Ÿ˜‰ that was so funny. i’ve been to turkey twice and remember the food being really interesting and yummy – that bread looks spectacular!

saw the recap of your night out, what fun!! please may i say you look so very pretty in that photo with caitlin – love the floaty top (or is it dress?) you’re wearing and your har looks gorgeous!

29 landoffruitsandnuts April 5, 2009 at 3:02 am

Oh man, everything looks so good- the blondies, the bread, & the fro yo! Looks like you had a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

30 Shelby April 5, 2009 at 7:42 am

That chocolate macaroon is spectacular!!!

haha I would have just had the bread for lunch, that stuff looks amazing!!!

31 ksgoodeats April 5, 2009 at 7:54 am

Oh wow! That lunch looks INCREDIBLE!! I’m with Shelby, I would have been content with the bread but your entree looks delish too!

32 haya April 5, 2009 at 8:24 am

sounds like a super fun day! i’ve always got room in my tummy for frozen treats ๐Ÿ˜‰

i was in turkey a couple years ago and quite enjoyed the food there! lots of bread things (like your dome!), pizza-style things (but often with no cheese) and delicious meat. makes me want to go back.

33 dailydulcie April 5, 2009 at 9:05 am

Oh wow the Dome bread looks AMAZING! Mmm.. I would just love that with the hummus.

That Turkish Style Spinach Pide looks so unique!

Frozen yogurt is also a weakness of mine. I just love it so much.. Iโ€™d take that over ice cream any day.

Hope you had a fun night out on the town with Caitlin and your other friends ๐Ÿ˜€

34 Sara April 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Wow, that food looks great!

Ice cream is my favorite treat ๐Ÿ™‚ I just had a great frozen yogurt last night.

Hope you had a great night out!

35 iowagirleats April 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Awww – what a great day – beautiful sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚ We just got hit with a blizzard today in Iowa – bust!!!!!!!

36 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) April 6, 2009 at 10:34 am

OMG Turkish food is so incredible, no? I was lucky to be sent on a business trip all around Turkey last year and I was just in heaven. It’s such my ideal cuisine, and pretty healthy too!

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