adventures in weekending: "home" is where my heart is

This was just what the doctor ordered:  A wonderful, fun Saturday and a relaxing Sunday.  I feel refreshed for a new week.

Oh, Home…I heart you.   Bob and I wanted to try something new, so we decided on Home, a restaurant known for its fresh, sustainable food, warm atmosphere and homemade ketchup!  I can’t even begin to tell you about how fantastic our experience was.  I’ll show you instead…

We had the outdoor patio to ourselves for most of our meal.  I took the opportunity to liberally snap away the quaint garden adorned with pretty twinkle lights while I could.

Juicy Hanger steak with braised collard greens and thyme fries with grated gouda.  

The most perfect fresh blackberry tart.
We went wandering around the West Village, wishing we could afford to live there.  Well…we could probably afford an apartment, but we would just have to stop eating, using electricity, bathing…
Calling all Friends fans!  Does this building look familiar to you?
Enjoying Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights from cover to cover. I can’t decide if it’s the simple, mouth-watering recipes, the glossy photos or the sweet anecdotes that have me hooked, but all I know is that I want to try every single recipe!  Her genuine and adorable personality really shine through in this book and her show, The Delicious Miss Dahl.  Click here if you want to see a clip of what this lovely lady is all about. 

Did you have a good weekend?

 -jillian m.

29 responses to “adventures in weekending: "home" is where my heart is”

  1. Asibi-Chanelia says:

    I adore Sophie Dahl too and last year, the bbc ran a tv show on her simple but very indulgent recipes, which I was mildly obsessed with.

    ps..oo the fairy lights! looks like a magical supper and lovely weekend x

  2. Meghan @ Wishful Thinking says:

    Loved your pics! I need one of hanger steaks! The West Village looks really pretty!

  3. jillian m. says:

    Asibi – I love that about her, too! Just seeing how beautiful her dishes are and you'd think they would be difficult to make, but it's quite the opposite!

  4. Monica {bohemian twilight} says:

    what a lovely weekend. how good does that tart look?! what's the filling? cheesy?

    must check that cookbook, have never heard of her.

  5. Felicia says:

    Sounds like a really great weekend! Homemade ketchup and fresh blueberry tarts? Sign me up?

    I'll definitely check out that cookbook when I have chance!

  6. A says:

    Sounds good! You got some really good photos too.
    I'm badly addicted to recipe books, I can just sit down and read them like they're a novel or something…

    I love your blog by the way, am your newest follower :)

  7. jillian m. says:

    Monica – It's a creamy custard filling and it's oh-so-good.

    Felicia – Totally check it out. From what I know about you, I think it would be up your alley!

  8. jillian m. says:

    Thank you, A! And welcome…

  9. sherri lynn says:

    What a fun weekend! I'm kind of obsessed with Friends so I loved seeing a picture of that building! My favorite picture is the one of the twinkle lights. I would totally hang that up on my wall!

  10. Ana Degenaar says:

    I love your weekend posts! and I Miss Dahl!

    PS: don't forget this giveaway end today.

  11. Magdalena Viktoria says:

    oooh, West Village–your photos made me miss it so much. sigh.
    great photos!
    xx

  12. Sandy a la Mode says:

    this looks like a totally delicious restaurant! i always love placed with homemade ketchup!!

  13. Euniece Santiago says:

    that restaurant is so adorable and the food looks incredible! i definately want to stop there next time i am in the area! i love beautiful days like you had. simple but so perfect. just walking around town and dreaming ahh i love it!

  14. rebecca says:

    i've heard of home before… but wasn't sure if it was good or not. thanks for the rec! looks like you had some amazing food. right up my alley too.

  15. Aquí says:

    your weekends always look so wonderful and relaxing! That blueberry tart looks divine! Oh and yes, I've been very surprised with the guys so far! They're not quite as fashion incompetent as I thought!

  16. mary shouvlin says:

    whoa that steak looks to die for!

  17. christine, just bella says:

    This weekend sounds sooo lovely. The food and that patio – amazing!

  18. la petite coquine says:

    This looks like a perfect weekend-I needed a super laid back, relaxing one, too! The Delicious Miss Dahl sounds like a divine read!

  19. nancy @ {COZAMIA} says:

    Your photos are beautiful, glad I found your lovely blog :)

  20. Pink Ronnie says:

    Oh wow, that restaurant and dinner just sounds awesome… I'm so glad you had such a nice weekend!

    THE FRIENDS BUILDING – I am the biggest fan and that just gave me the biggest kick! :)

  21. Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! says:

    Eating and bathing are totally overrated :) Haha. Move to West Village!! Wow. Gorgeous photos and looks like a fabulous weekend!! xoxo

  22. Amy says:

    What a charming restaurant! I love the name of it, and the feeling of comfort it conjures.

    Cheers!

  23. Caroline says:

    LOVE that book!!! XO!

  24. colleen says:

    oh that blackberry tart looks like heaven!

  25. amy b.s. says:

    these photos are lovely! and those fries; yum! and i so wish i could pull off the hat thing the way the brits do. it makes me want to move there so i can wear one without looking crazy!

  26. Dolly Daydream says:

    Those are some truly great photos, the fairy lights look so magical.

    YES, i am a friends fan and i totally recognise that building! <3

    The food looks delicious, looks like you had a great time!

  27. Nicole says:

    Oh my gosh! Home looks like such a cute, lovely place to visit! I love the backyard lights and atmosphere! Plus, that blackberry tart looks SO delicious!

  28. Megan and Justin says:

    just found your blog and it's adorable! you take amazing pictures, following now!

  29. Katherine says:

    Wow! Your photos are lovely! Haha your charming weekend certainly put mine to shame.

    ❤ Katherine

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