Fantastic Friday Five: Fiddleheads, Chocolate treats, and Running with kids

The Fantastic Friday Five is a weekly series featuring odds and ends from my everyday life – food, running, gardening, home-ownership and more!

Life has intervened lately, so the FFF has taken a little break… But it’s baaa-aaaack! And chock-full of a couple weeks worth of fantasticness. Enjoy. :)

#1:  Fiddleheads!

This comes a little late as fiddlehead season is pretty much done here in Maine, but I didn’t want to leave them out of a well-deserved spot on the FFF!

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Roasted Tomato-Basil Soup and Grilled 3-Cheese and Veggie Sandwiches

I’ve been on a comfort food kick lately – Travis has been sick, I’m still getting over nagging ickiness, and I’ve been busy at work. Really, that’s all just an excuse I use to make food that is delicious and just a *little* naughty (I love cheese. I would be vegan in an instant if it weren’t for that fabulous dairy product… perhaps in time I will get over it!). But really, it’s just good food and no shame in that.

Anywhosie, at the farmers’ market last week one of the farms was selling bags of beautiful fresh-frozen heirloom tomatoes. I could not resist their beauty and promise of summer’s last sweetness – which in this cold weather feels like a long long time ago. And so I began formulating a plan for a tomato soup and grilled cheese combo for my sick Travis… and me to enjoy. :)

IMG_3360Yup. Irresistible.

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