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It's been quite a week. Between buying a new car and car insurance to go with it, getting a water shiatsu massage, and attending the kick-off meeting for the AIDS trek in August (my pharmacy dispenses a lot of HIV meds so it was crucial for me to attend this because I want to get more involved and support the community), I have not spent much time on the computer.
I should highlight some great foods I've had in the last week though.
Went home to Iowa and there is this really funny Hibatchi restaurant in place of the old Royal Fork Buffet. Went with the folks and sister. It was fun watching the food cook right in front of you. I had hibatchi chicken and miso soup. But like a lot of restaurants, even though this is a mom and pop type of place, I still wonder what is in all those sauces they use. The food was good but there was just too much of it. I could hardly eat half of it. They also used what looked like butter but I have a feeling it was margarine.
The night before that, I said goodbye to my Jeep. We had a nice ride together. I will miss him, as he was attractive and luxurious, but my new vehicle is safer and more reliable. In the interim, I stopped by one of my favorite Twin Cities cafes: The French Meadow Cafe and Bakery. This is some of the most amazing bread you will ever eat. And it's healthy, too. They also make spelt bread and hemp bread and some sprouted bread of sorts. Well, I had a custom "flight" for starters. They have different flight trios to choose from such as an olive flight, butter flight, cheese flight, meat/pate flight, honey flight, and olive oil flight. Instead of sampling three of the same thing per flight, I had three things: one honey, one oil, and one butter. I had GOAT BUTTER!!!! Wow, if you like goat cheese, I guarantee you'll like butter. Peter D'Adamo, if you are reading this, please let me know if there is a difference between goat butter and cow butter. (i.e. is goat butter any heathier for type As?)
I drank the house merlot which was some organic Italian wine. It was delicious.
I finished my meal with miso salmon. Very healthy for a Type A. Calling all Twin Cities Type As: STOP BY THIS RESTAURANT (at night). Watch out Type Os. It's hard to resist all the breads and pastries! As a non-secretor I can attest to this.
Otherwise, just dining at the usual Kowalski's and Wedge. Trying to think of some other great foods I've had lately....hmmm....this is tough when you quit journaling daily. I'll get back to you on this.
ps-I bought a great CD. Guaranteed to soothe any Type A nervous disorder (ok, well, sort of): Delerium is the artist and Chimera is the album title. Wow, I could listen to "Love" over and over again.....
I'd love to hear from anyone else with a good chillout-type CD collection!