Before I left Tampa today I had a lunch date with a special blogger.
Anne had e-mailed me last week stating I might not know who she was, but if I wanted to get together for lunch. I responded immediately that of course I knew her and yes lunch sounded great.
Anne comments as Anne P. in the blog world and though she has not updated it since she has to the U.S., Anne wrote an incredible blog about her experience teaching English in Prague. If you have a moment head over to Czech Anne Out. You’ll die over all the beautiful pictures of all her travels over there!
Anne suggested we have lunch at a local health store.
The salad bar was calling my name!
As always I piled it on, but I tried really hard to go minimal on the heavier items as they tend to drive the price up. I love how they had really good choices, but that it wasn’t too overwelming. I was able to have just a taste of everything with some Raspberry Vinaigarette on the side.
The health store also had a fantastic Deli Case full of wonderful offerings. Anne snagged a plate full of new things to try.
While purchasing my lunch I noticed a display of Sweet Potato Cookies.
Anne and I split one for dessert.
It was definitely different, almost like a muffin texture. It was full of nuts and raisins and wasn’t overly sweet. All in all I liked it. I almost bought one to take home with me, but them remembered the zillions of desserts I already have at my apartment. 🙂
It was great talking to Anne. Meeting a fellow blogger/ reader is like meeting an old friend. After lunch we spent a good amount of time shopping the store. This store had some great finds that I have never seen before. I left with a bag full of fun goodies, but sadly also a lighter wallet.
The drive home was rain, rain, rain. Ughh…. I guess that’s what I get for begging for sunny skies yesterday.
When I got home I was feeling snacky and wanted to sample a new granola I purchased today.
The granola looked so fresh and it’s made in Largo, FL! I had a heaping spoonful before putting it away.
Yum! I like!
I also had a few Cherries.
Tonight I have fun plans for a blogger potluck. I have volunteered to bring Yucca Fries that are currently baking in the oven. They smell great! I can’t wait to see what everyone else brings. 🙂
What’s your go to potluck dish? I always have the hardest time deciding what to bring to these shin digs.