Go-To Get Well Food

I don’t usually get sick during the summer. Except this year. It has been very busy these past few months and I think that it all hit me particularly with this crazy change in temperature. Having been in the Dominican Republic last week for work, I was not expecting a week of the 50s & 60s. Boom, it’s Fall. My Miami blood is not ready for it…yet.

Instacart

Since I have been staying home to recuperate, Instacart is a godsend. It delivers groceries from multiple stores to customers within an hour, two hours, same day or a future date. In Boston, you can order from Shaw’s, Market Basket & Costco using their app & site. Instacart is available in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay area, Seattle and Washington D.C. Most recently, Instacart incorporated Whole Foods Market into the mix. This is wonderful as I frequent there for my go-to get well foods:

Go-To Get Well Food

  • Orange Juice – Need me some Vitamin C.
  • Tumeric, Elixir of Life – One of my closest friends swears by tumeric for preventing / getting over a cold. I jumped on the bandwagon and am hooked.
  • Mom’s Chicken Soup – Chicken soup is the most crucial for me. While I wish, I could get a carton or two of chicken noodle soup from Roasters and Toasters in Miami, Whole Foods is a second best.
  • Bread – To soak up that soup, and just to eat, because who doesn’t love bread?

Having the option to order my get well food at my fingertips, literally, is just wonderful. Instacart has offered this little moment of happiness, for those getting over colds as well as anyone who wants to try a neat service, by offering my readers $10 off your purchase & free delivery. Click here to get started!

What’s your go-to get well food?

Summer Sizzle

A large chunk of my adolescence involved sleep away camp in Canada. As a result, countless campfires full of song, dance, and s’mores, made me equate this wonderful dessert with summer. Sadly, summer is coming to a close. Yet, there is still an opportunity to keep that summer sizzle alive as the cold makes its presence known. (Is it bad that I think it was already cold in the 60s this week in Boston?)

I was recently introduced to the fact that Aragosta Bar + Bistro nestled a handful of tables and sofas that offer fire pits for fondue and s’mores.

Aragosta Bar + Bistro

The night we came out was nice and breezy, which was so complementary to the adjacent fire. It was nice to be by the water and enjoy great conversation and food out of the norm. I mean when did you last have a fire roasted s’more?

THE FOOD

Gruyere Fondue || Served​ over warm fire pit flame, accompanied by a platter of air dried salumi, cherry peppers, crusty ciabatta bread ||

Deluxe S’mores || Marshmallow, reese’s peanut Butter cups, hershey’s chocolate, sliced Banana, graham crackers ||

OVERALL

I know I will be coming back in the upcoming weekends to have a taste of summer in the creepingly near fall. If you’re interested in doing this as a fun outing, please note that reservation must specify fire pit! You can make a reservation by calling 617-994-9001 or booking through OpenTable.

ARAGOSTA BAR + BISTRO

3 Battery Wharf
Boston, MA 02109

Website | @AragostaBistro | Facebook

 What will you miss most about summer?

Disclaimer: Please note this meal was complimentary. All opinions are my own.

Birthday Banter

For my 25th birthday, I wanted to do someplace Italian that I’d never been to. I happened to also be in New York, so there were many any option. In reviewing some menus and reviews, I decided upon L’Artusi in the West Village.

We were sandwiched between two dates; one a young love, another celebrating their anniversary. What a row of dinees; I was celebrating my 25th birthday, my golden year, as a matter of fact.

The scene played out perfectly. My back was to the wait staff and so Alexa slyly flagged our waiter down to advise him to place my birthday candle in my bolognese, instead of my birthday cake. What a clever move, as bolognese has and will always be my dish of choice. Interestingly enough, this was a white bolognese- something I had never had before. It was the best way to starting a birthday by experiencing something you love in a new light.

Alexa and I continued therafter discussing our next day adventures. It was hard to not hear the other’s conversations. In having our drinks arrive, the latter couple asked how old I was turning in an “effort” to see if they’d been together longer than my age. I told them how old I was turning and they were a bit taken aback thinking I was only turning 23. Whispering over to me, Alexa mentioned that in reality, due to the close proximity, she had overheard that they thought I was turning 20. The drinks must’ve thrown them off. I couldn’t complain, looking youthful as I age. We just laughed it off and ordered another round.

 Have you every overheard anything about yourself at the dinner table? How did you react? 

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