This weekend I took a little road trip to Vermont! I headed north on Saturday morning and first stopped in Montpellier. Though I’ve driven though this city many times, I’ve never stopped to walk around! I’m very glad I did – the downtown area is easily covered on foot and there are a number of cute shops and restaurants to explore.
I stopped at the Knitting Studio, a local yarn store, to browse before looking for a bite to eat. Though I was quickly distracted by book stores, cooking stores and a library, I eventually found a café to grab a quick bite. This was an excellent stop, and I’d love to spend more time in Montpellier in the future.
After 45 more minutes on the road (the entire drive from Cambridge passed quickly thanks to a few Woolful podcasts) I made it to Burlington!
I was in town to visit a close friend, and we immediately sat down by her fireplace in rocking chairs and didn’t get up until we needed to get dinner supplies! It’s always great to catch up with friends.
As a light pre-dinner snack, we enjoyed a refreshing smoothie – beets, apples, kale, orange juice and bananas combined to make a very refreshing drink. For dinner we had a wonderful soup with corn, beans, potatoes and lots of spice, along with a nice glass of wine.
After dinner we decided we hadn’t had enough beets, so we made this beet cake! I’ve had several beet cakes in the past and this one was perhaps the best – so moist and light, I’d happily have this any day! We didn’t even cook the beets – blending them with the liquids gave it a lovely earthy flavor. We ended up doing cupcakes rather than two layer cakes, and it worked out perfectly.
All in all, this was my kind of evening!
On Sunday we went out for brunch and had fun wondering around downtown Burlington. We had fun poking in a few shops along church street and did a little shopping. The day was sunny and beautiful, so it was nice just to spend some time outside!
Before I headed home we made a nice cup of coffee and enjoyed a few episodes of Friends – a tradition when we’re together. The drive home past quickly and I was back in Cambridge before I knew it. I’m already looking forward to my next visit!