July 26, 2011

Road Trip to Boston for Techmunch & Flour Bakery

Last weekend, I went on a quick trip to Boston with a couple of other fabulous food bloggers - Cate (Sweetnicks) and Joanne (Eats Well With Others).  This mini-adventure created many new memories with my new friends and LOTS of laughs along the way.  If you haven't checked out their blogs before, please go check them out!  I've been reading Cate's blog since before I started Family, Friends and Food and between the recipes and photos, I know you'll enjoy what she has to share.  Joanne's writing is fantastic and couple that with her photos and you won't want to miss a single post that she shares throughout the week. 


We went to Boston for the TechMunch Food Blogger Conference and thought taking a road trip together would make it more fun.  The information shared at the conerence was well worth the trip. We not only came away with more knowledge, but some interesting experiences along the way.  I'll share those a bit at a time... wouldn't want to overwhelm you all in one post!  I'll just say that we encountered a number of characters that are worth talking about in a future post.

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One of the highlights of our trip to Boston, was the stop we made for breakfast on Sunday morning.  Flour Bakery is this fun bakery with a huge assortment of freshly baked breads, muffins, scones and pastries.. and that's just breakfast!

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I opted for the Lemon Ginger Scone which was not overly sweet, and had just enough ginger in it to make it a delicious way to start the day.  I didn't finish it before the conference, so I had some to nibble on during one of our mid-morning breaks.
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I don't know about you, but when I find a bakery like this it can be really hard to resist the freshly baked bread.  This was not helped by the fact that it was still warm... I couldn't help myself, I had to bring home a loaf of their bread!

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I absolutely love their way of thinking in this bakery.... I probably should've bought the t-shirt because I LOVE this:

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Now for that bread that I brought home with me, I heated in in the oven for about 10 minutes and then topped it simply.  A quick and easy mixture of chopped plum tomatoes, avocado and olive oil.  So, simple and yet so perfect on a piece of warm bread.

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I could've just had a meal of the bread with the tomato and avocado mixture all on it's own.  Simplicity has been a major theme here lately, and with the amazing produce this time of year it just makes sense. 

I will be sharing more about this trip in future posts, so be sure to come on back to see what food we experienced and those characters I mentioned before... well, they certainly helped make this a memorable trip!

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3 comments:

Shelby said...

Oh man Patsy! Do you know how close you came to me? lol. Next time you go I want to go too! Sounds like a lot of yummy fun!

Patsyk said...

Shelby -
I thought you lived further NW in New York! Next time, I'll be sure to let you know!

Joanne said...

Mmm those scones were definitely the SOLE culinary highlight of the trip (my granola bars notwithstanding). Although, there were plenty of other ridiculous highlights along the way!

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