Posts Tagged ‘local’

Experience The Local Life

Hello Branappetit readers; my name is Clarice from the blog A Crumb Falls. I hope Brandi is having a safe, productive trip in Honduras.
It seems that local travel is all the rage these days as people keep try to keep their dollars in the neighborhood and conserve on fuel. Sometimes it’s easy to get in a local rut though and do the same thing every weekend. Currently, I live in New Hampshire, but I will probably only be living here for about nine more months. Thankfully while living in New Hampshire my husband Jeremy and I have had tons of visitors. The best thing about visitors is showing them your area and often going places you wouldn’t normally go. You don’t need visitors though to experience where you live.
Here are a few tips to enjoy and experience what is around you.
Catch a minor league sports game. Whether you are a sports person or not, this is a great experience. Usually the games are affordable and fun. Get a few friends together, fill up a section, and cheer. Those guys are usually out there for the love of the game, so sometimes I have even more fun than I might at a major league game.
Do a tour. There are tons of places around here to tour – breweries, wineries, little museums, local art galleries, or farms.
Most major areas have suggestions in the things to do section; there is a pretty good chance there might be something that you haven’t thought of in the past.
Look at a map. Are there cities that are within a 1 or 1.5 hour drive of you? Maybe places you could go for a weekend getaway or even just a day trip. I plan to return to Portland, ME in the fall. I’ve been a few times, but it’s a great getaway that isn’t far away at all.
Spend the day in your very own city as a tourist. Do a photo walk; You see things differently when you are behind your camera. Stop a random person and ask where they would tell a tourist to eat. You may end up at your own favorite spot, but you also might find something new.
Enjoy seeing everything that is around you.
Thanks Clarice!
PS: If you haven’t checked out her blog, do it! I went to college with her and she is super  fun and a total sweetheart.

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Bagel Friday

These locally made bagels are soooo good!


I think I need to find a way to have one every Friday morning.


Plus, I’ve never been able to find whole wheat everything bagels, but I can now! And it just makes it better that they’re fresh and have ingredients I can pronounce.

This morning ,we were up early enough to make our bagel sandwiches.

I scrambled 3 eggs for us to share and sliced up our last 2 farmer’s market peaches  😦  while Nick worked on the bacon.


What a fun and tasty way to start off the weekend.

Happy Friday!

What’s your favorite kind of bagel and topping?

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Alarm Strike

Some days, I hate having to decide what I want for breakfast.

I love all of my choices and it’s so hard to figure out which choice I want more.

There’s just something about breakfast….the first meal of the day, that first bite in the morning – I just want it to be perfect every day! Sometimes I think about just making everything I want and seeing how much I can actually eat.

But I won’t  🙂

Today was just as hard to decide – the good thing is they almost always turn out delicious!

Since my alarm decided to not go off AT ALL this morning, breakfast was fast.

In fact, I’m probably just taking the bagel on the road  🙂


I toasted one of the bagels we bought the other day – a chocolate chip one from a bakery in Roanoke! Good and local.


I really wanted to make a bagel sandwich this morning with the other ones, but no time! So I spread on a little pb for some protein, added some fruit and ta da! A complete plate.


Really – is there anything better than pb + chocolate?

Have you heard about these palm leaf plates? If not, head over here and check them out – you can also enter in a giveaway! I think they sound pretty cool.

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