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I love quotes that add meaning to my life. Here are a few to live by:

Americans who have been to France and come home craving a reminder of their magical European experience, love Vermont cheeses.
—Allison Hooper, founder, VT Butter & Cheese Creamery

Practice not cleaning your plate: it will help you eat less in short term and develop self-control in the long term.
—Michael Pollan

Sweet taste buds develop before all others, that’s why small children love sweets.
—Bronwyn Dunne

Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of milk.
—Michael Pollan

My rule of thumb is, when in doubt, cook more than you think you may need.
—Marian Cunningham, from Learning to Cook


Love Lives Here…in Burlington!

What a LOVELY weekend: fresh snow on the ground and crisp, sunny, late-winter days.  Having recently obtained a Burlington address after living in Hinesburg, I revel in the “urban” options I have within walking, or short driving, distance.

Saturday was spent exploring new places with a good friend.  We started with an introductory cycling class at REV’s new-ish location (open since June 2017) – they offer a free Saturday beginner class once a month to help spread the love of indoor cycling.  If you’ve ever been curious but intimidated, this session is FOR YOU!  Sarah, owner and coach, is enthusiastic and personable.  I will absolutely be back to take a class with her!

We followed this with a lunch at Eco Bean & Juice on Pine Street.  I will start with what I learned from a Seven Days article after we ate lunch, as it paints a better picture than my initial impression…

Eco Bean & Juice has two locations: a new location at the Blue Mall, which opened in October of last year.  It boasts a hearty food menu, including animal protein options for the otherwise mostly vegan salad options.  The original, on Pine Street, has been open since 2012.  The owner is a native Burlingtonian, who spent 16 years in NYC as a celebrity hair stylist.  He moved back to Vermont to open a salon and added an organic, non-GMO, local, composting, vegan, gluten-free, etc… cafe to his salon.

My friend and I dined at the original location, where you literally enter the salon through the cafe.  Not knowing the backstory, I found this setup…interesting…  Also, as someone who eats more than a baby bird, I would have enjoyed the option of adding chicken to my salad.  The food was tasty, but the presentation was lacking.  Even though we dined in, we were served in futuristic to-go containers.  We ordered the Sushi Bowl and Kimchi Bowl, both which were bursting with flavor but lacking in substance. The highlight was the Golden Latte, made with turmeric. YUM!

Although overall my experience was unimpressive, I will give their new location a shot.  It is comforting to dine somewhere with confidence, knowing the food is sourced and prepared with care for food and environmental quality.

Who else enjoyed their weekend?  Share below! We would love to hear how others are enjoying their now expanding days.

Until next time,

Corrie Austin

Posted: 3-18-2018

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Who else enjoyed their weekend?  Share below! We would love to hear how others are enjoying their now expanding days.

Until next time,

Corrie Austin

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Until next time,

Corrie Austin

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Until next time,

Corrie Austin

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4 responses to “Love Lives Here…in Burlington!”

  1. Kellie Kutkey says:

    I LOVED my weekend. I’m so happy to hear about your fun in Burlington.

    • Corrie Austin says:

      It sure is cold (6 degrees this morning…and the first day of spring…what?!?!) but glorious with the sun shining. Glad you enjoyed your weekend, too!

  2. As always, a fresh look at the Burlington area food world. Love it! I ate coddled eggs cooked by a dear friend in Middlebury for brunch that included smoked salmon, avocado and Running Stone bread, strawberries and Easter Bunny cookies. Impromtu and delicious! Afterwards we walked through melting fields to sneak a peak at a neighbor’s new house and watched hawks circle overhead. Could it be S
    pring?

    • Corrie Austin says:

      That sounds magical!
      We have been blessed with some seriously sunny days lately.
      I have never had a coddled egg…is it something I must try??

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