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Weekend Getaway

We recently went to Brevard, North Carolina for a long weekend. I forgot that I took some pictures there to post. Maybe it was my husband breaking his hand the day we were to come home that distracted me!

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I love the area because they have so many places that sell local products. We love to go to the farmer’s market there. This time we had the vegetable hash with fried egg and bacon. It was super yummy. The addition of butternut squash was unexpected and oh so good.

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While the boys were doing their scavenger hunt at the market (a super cute idea by the way) I went back to Wild Indigo and got a blackberry cobbler bar or some other name, whatever it was called it was heavenly. We ate it later when the guys went fishing. By the way, the boys each got a peach for finishing their scavenger hunt!

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Even better than going to the market was enjoying a quiet date night dinner. My parents took the boys to their favorite place, Big Mike’s for pizza. Josh and I went next door to The Phoenix.

The restaurant is a farm to table establishment, meaning they use local food supplies. They have tapas which is a great way to try many things. We had shrimp with a tomato sauce, artichokes provencal and calamari. It was all so good. And to finish it all off we had a poached pear in a vanilla cream sauce and a broiled peach with goat cheese (similar to the one I HAD to make again and recently posted).

To finish off our date night we headed to Food Matters Market. I love to go to offbeat local markets and this one is great! They have local products and a wide array of natural and organic goods. We stocked up on beer, cocoa nibs, pretzels and a few other things.

Saturday night we cooked the trout the boys caught that morning. I am not a huge trout fan, but it actually was pretty good!

A trip to Brevard is not complete without a trip to Dolly’s Dairy Bar. They have the BEST homemade ice cream. Sean and Ewan went with my parents while Josh, Jack and I were at the ER. We had to take Jack before he would let us leave town since we promised him some ice cream earlier!

So there you have it, the family ate well in the mountains. If you ever get a chance, you must visit Brevard (just don’t break your hand going down Sliding Rock)!

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