Thursday, June 23, 2011

caramel kick

thank god there was a breeze this morning on my walk to work.  it made for an almost comfortable experience rather than the steamy hell that it's been lately.  I headed straight to Starbucks to order my new favorite coffee drink ... iced skinny caramel macchiato,

Espresso combined with vanilla-flavored syrup, milk and caramel sauce over ice.

I went with the grande instead of my normal tall ... figured 2 shots of espresso were necessary today.

I used to hate caramel.  it was one of those things that my sister liked so I decided NOT to like it just because.  typical little sister stuff right there.  lately I haven't been able to get enough of the sugary sweetness.  

talking about sweetness ... last night I went to dinner with Heather and Suzy.  we went to Coco Osteria, my absolute favorite place to eat uptown.  I'm lucky that when I eat out with Heather we have similar tastes and end up splitting our meal.  this usually translates into having more of a variety than just one entree.  case in point - last night we split a salad and ravioli.  
house-cured salmon, goat cheese, capers, red onions, mixed greens & lemon-olive oil vinaigrette 
fresh ricotta & spinach ravioli, butter & sage 
the result was the perfect amount of food with a little variety.  we even had room for dessert.
3 spoons please!  we killed the vanilla creme brulee ... it totally hit the spot and ended our girl date on a sweet note :)

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