Sunday, April 24, 2011

nothing is better than a weekend like this

hi, i'm back. it hasn't been too long. i'm on my way to recovery from a flu. i couldn't have asked for better weather for this weekend... and to top it off, monday is off for easter holiday here in the czech republic! did i mention it's a 5 day weekend, actually? thursday, friday, and monday all of my students are off for easter. this isn't something to complain about. my wallet is the only sad one.

our house is empty, too! everyone is away. so that's been nice, too. just me 'n matty boo.

on friday we found a nice little place to drink some beer and take in the sun. and eat cheese.

then we came back home to our lovely bedroom with the windows open... doing laundry and being so giddy about the weather. we spent the nite in making dinner & watching some episodes from the awesome series downton abbey, that my friend emily recommended to us. 


on saturday we went to the farmers market that was located along the riverbank. we tasted delicious samples of bread and oils and dips... and drank a local beer and ate some grilled fish. purchases- parmesan cheese, olive oil from spain, and potatoes. not a lot... but a beautiful time spent sitting enjoying the sun with our friends paul & emily. we planned a dinner at our place later on for that evening... of course i couldn't make up my mind, but in the end stuck with my original plan... we made amazing roasted garlic & parmesan fries. and i found a great oriental market nearby that had fresh cilantro(kinda hard to come by in most stores in prague). so with the fresh cilantro i made a nice little whipped up homemade salad dressing in the blender with fresh chives, lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic and s&p. paul & emily brought over bean burgers they made and popped them in the oven with our fries. we drank some wine and ate the salad while we waited for dinner to be ready. i really enjoyed our meal. it went together well and the portions were perfect. :)

of course i'm no foodie photographer, i wish i had those skills...and a nice camera.


today matt and i awoke early... 8:45am! ew. matt was craving pancakes so we made our usual delicious homemade batter with whole wheat flour, vanilla extract, and cinnamon(and of course those other things) topped with mmm mmm maple syrup. they were ooooomy. and we drank apple juice. lately i've been craving apple juice. i dunno why. it's just so good.

after breakfast, we decided to finally go to this awseome gazebo that overlooks a local vineyard. so we headed there and i was sooo happy that we did. we tried a white wine and a red wine both from their vines. i really enjoyed the white... matt loved the red. and we shared a czech cheese plate with olives.
an old tram went by as we were waiting to get on our tram. so cuteee. i will miss europe so much!

the gazebo up top is where we sat.

the menu- notice how lush it is in season!

i'm sooo happy in the sun.

red wine time. pretending i liked it as much as the white...

how sweeeet it is to be loved by you!

now... matt is making me watch the heat game with him because he has no man around today to watch it with him. it's okay... i'm going to go make a big ass salad with that leftover dressing... and .... did i ever mention how horribly over priced icecream is here? good icecream? well haagen dazs just went on sale so i had to get some dulce de leche!!! so excited to indulge tonite. it has been a while.

the weekend isn't over yet... so stay tuned. maybe we'll have another wonderful day tomorrow.


cheryl.andrey said...

Your apartment there looks so gorgeous, I would never want to leave!

Julien said...

look at the cheese plate! the one on the left is THE one (I think) the smoky czech cheese that is so delicious! yummy!