Monday, August 17, 2009

tastes of the HLS

HLS recap 1: tastes of the summit
kath says her site isn't just about food; it's about her her life -- as expressed through food. an interesting concept! i don't think i'll ever be a real documentary food blogger -- i was amazed at the dedication in which many of the summit attendees faithfully snapped everything they chowed down on throughout the day, but it's not something that i would want to do! however, for me, trying new and different food IS often one of the highlights of any vacation, and the experience of enjoying that food with others is as important as the taste itself.

so, in honor of the HLS, here is list #1: top 10 tastes of summit weekend!
breakfast! the mix my granola and stonyfield spread hit the spot.

the pesto in this turkey sandwich made it worth eating.

pom juice party! a little antioxidant-filled snack.

but personally i cannot live on juice alone. i broke into my swag bag and enjoyed this strawberry fruition bar -- although i thought it was just a little too sweet for my tastes.

it's boston's answer to LOYO -- BOYO, enjoyed with 3 lovely ladies, including bloggers ali and fellow north carolinan whitney

closeup BOYO glamour shot of this kids' sized banana, blueberry & coconut . . . look at that sad berry all alone!

calzone shared and enjoyed at the crazy-crowded fisherman's feast

surprisingly drinkable and refreshing watermelon beer (usually i HATE fruit-flavored brews)

CANNOLI! shared with caitlin and then the masses

omg, MMM.

trusty prerun snack, also from my swag bag.

bagels, and then farewell!

what's that?
are you saying, 'you're not a professional blogger; what about your JOB?' oh yeah, that. well.

i'm back at the regional hospital this week in the level 2 NICU. a TOTAL gear switch! which means that i'm gonig to have to end this post so that i can do a little pre-work cramming. luckily i have a great intern on and there is NO call, so things won't be so bad. hopefully i'll be able to get my life back to baseline in the next few days.


  1. Anonymous8:01 AM

    Wow! I am so jealous/happy you got to go to Boston! :)

    Those eats look so great--especially the JPLicks--I am a fro yo obsessed girl.

    Was it so much fun meeting all the blogging celebrities????? AHHH! Love it!

  2. BoYo - that's great! Wish I could have been there with ya. Enjoy the NICU rotation.

  3. It was really nice to meet you as well! Great recap! I love boyo :)

  4. So great to meet you lady! We have to plan a meet up soon!

  5. Anonymous11:10 AM

    All the food looks good. Glad you had a nice time.

  6. sounds like a great weekend! what was it like meeting all your fellow bloggers?

  7. I wish I could have gone to the festival with y'all! I'm excited for your new blog name to be. I was planning on a 'what I learned' post too, can't wait to see what you put down.

    I had so much fun talking with you this weekend.

    PS I looked up Food Inc. details. I'll shoot you an email later.

  8. Yum! thanks for making me hungry :-)

    Looks like you had a good time!

  9. Glad you had fun! I agree; could never take pics of everything I eat.

  10. Anonymous2:29 PM

    how come i've been been to boYO? i'm lame and it's definitely on my to-do list now!

  11. atilla7:14 PM

    cannoli! looks great!

  12. It was great to meet you! I had so much fin on our Whole Foods/BoYo trip!!!!! YAY!

  13. I was also amazedby the food picture snapping dedication,although I will stick to my way too.
    Guess what I got in the mail while away????
    Your magazine! I forgot I got a free trial when I signed up for my next half!!!! Did you get it yet? It looks wonderful!!!!!

  14. healthymadison: it was really cool! weird, but then i got used to it :)

    jessica: i think loyo is even better! but it was very good.

    whitney: YES NC meetup. we need to do it!

    ali: yay! i definitely want to see it. just let me know what dates might work.

    heather: AHHH I KNOW! i just got it yesterday. i plan on scanning it and posting it later this week.

  15. It was great meeting and running with you this weekend!!

  16. it was awesome to meet you (and run with you!). wish we'd had more time to chat.

    love this post concept. i'm still working on my boston post...hopefully will be up soon!

  17. Just wanted to express my excitement once again for the magazine. I keep showing Mark.

  18. Such good food this weekend...let's go back, pronto!

  19. it looks like you had so much fun!!! did i hear you had swag everywhere?? let me help you out :p i so want ot check out sage, that looked delicious! i also want a personal recap! CONGRATS OON your MAG!!! what's with that? You AMAZE ME!