A Stroll in Brookline: Clear Flour Bread + Dorado Tacos

Clear Flour Bread storefront

At least once a year, I make my way over to Brookline to get my car detailed. Your car looks brand new after and I highly recommend it. ScrubaDub is right on Harvard Street, which is in the middle of everything.

Since it takes about four hours for the detail, it’s the perfect time to walk around the area without worrying about paying for parking. For a while, I have been hearing about Clear Flour Bread and wanted to go there. After I dropped my car off, it was just a mile walk away.

The night before, I read that their croissant was voted the Best of Boston for 2014 by Boston Magazine. So I took a stroll in shortly after noon expecting to be able to get a croissant. Ha! Not even close! You have to get to Clear Flour Bread very early in the morning. Apparently the croissants sell out soon after they open at 8am.

I’ll have to go back another time. I ended up getting a fruit tart, which I took home and shared with G. So good!

Since I was hungry at this point, on my walk back to get my car, I stopped at Dorado Tacos for something quick. My pictures didn’t come out great, so I haven’t put them on this post. I had a salmon taco, which was on a soft corn tortilla. There was more salmon than I expected and it was very good.

It was particularly hot that day. After walking, I was really thirsty. I had a Jarritos Mandarin flavored soda. The sodas are from Mexico, which goes along with the theme of the restaurant, which is that they sell Mexican street food.

After eating my quick meal, I picked up my nice shiny clean car and drove home.

Welcome To The New Blog!

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Thanks for stopping by my new blog home! I’m still getting used to things over here, so it will take me a bit of time to get up to speed. But I am loving this new space!

Thank you so much to Donna at Wicked Simple Marketing! She designed this new blog and was wonderful to work with. All the random stuff that I showed her and we spoke about, she has brought to life.

The plan in my head was to have the perfect introductory post all wrapped up and ready to go last night at the stroke of midnight. But my time on the planet  has shown me that sometimes you just have to go with the flow. That’s what I’m doing today.

I just finished baking my birthday cake, which is an adapted version of these strawberry cupcakes. I put blueberries and shredded coconut on top.

As I enter this new fifth decade, I’ve found some inspiration from a few recent news articles.

There are many stars turning 50 this year. Doesn’t Sandra Bullock look amazing?! 51 ladies shared some amazing words of wisdom.  I really like these three quotes below.

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ~ Nora Ephron

“I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life — and I became that woman.” ~ Diane Von Furstenberg

“If you’re creating anything at all, it’s really dangerous to care about what people think.” ~ Kristen Wiig

I love the model Cindy Joseph. She wasn’t discovered until she was 49 and is still going strong at 63 years old! When she was asked to give advice to women who want to be happy, healthy and beautiful, she gave some great advice. It’s now another favorite quote.

“Live your life according to you and what gives you pleasure. That way you will trust your intuition, follow your dreams, and take care of your body and spirit.” ~ Cindy Joseph

Her words are sounding pretty good to me!

Top 8 Links: That Will Make You Feel Good

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It’s hard to believe that my last Top 8 Links was back in June! This is one of my favorite types of posts to write, so this one is long overdue.

These links all made me feel good in different ways after I took a look. Hope you enjoy them too!

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Vanilla Bean and Thyme Madeleines (Anthology)

DIY Flameless Fire Pit (Free People/Building 25 Blog)

Homemade Circus Animal Cookies (Mrs. Penguin)

Cute Tourist Couple Captures a Heartwarming Look at Boston in One-Second Segments [Video] (BostInno)

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi (Colossal)

Boston’s 1st French Macaron Food Truck (Cameo Macaron)

Bring Back Home Economics: Three Food Writers on Teaching People to Cook (The PLATE/National Geographic)

Bukowski’s Letter of Gratitude to the Man Who Helped Him Quit His Soul-Sucking Job and Become a Full-Time Writer (Brain Pickings)