Blog Talk

Woah. Today totally flew by! But, time flies when you’re having fun, right? 😉

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to enjoy lunch with a CNC reader and then chat with one of Mal’s colleagues. The focus of both meetings was one of my favorite subjects: pugs blogging!

Madison, a Junior at Princeton University, invited me to lunch to discuss food blogging as part of the research for her mini-thesis. She wanted to meet informally, so I could give her a better idea of what exactly blogging means and entails for me. Madison also wanted to see me in action! She even snapped a couple of photos of me taking photos of my food!

Madison and I had a TON in common, including our love for running, pugs, and bread. We love carbs! We had no problem finding things to talk about during lunch!

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Madison and I went to the Rustic Kitchen for lunch. I ordered the Grilled Vegetable Panini, which was served with portobello mushroom, zucchini, summer squash, roasted red peppers, mozzarella, and basil aioli on ciabatta. I especially loved the bread, which was buttery and a tad crispy.

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On the side, the panini came with mixed greens.

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After lunch, I said goodbye to Madison and met Mal and one of his colleagues, who wants to start her own food blog. She had a lot of questions for me, so we met over a drink at the Union Brewhouse to chat.

While blabbing on and on about blogs (I just can’t help myself), I drank a Goose Island Honker’s Ale.

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For dinner, I ate this same salad and a bunch of these. I also ate a Nature’s Path Mmmaple Pecan Bar and a bunch of dried apricots, but I never snapped a photo.

Mal and I are hosting a brunch at our house in the morning, so I’m off to cook and clean!

Good night!


  1. What how cool for her…that you two met up and that you graciously took the time to help her out. That’s awesome!

    I would love a chat sesh with you 🙂 And one of those dessert martinis that have been making an appearance the past few days!

  2. I’m going to be thinking about that panini until I can get one that’s at least similar – that looks just amazing to me – and it’s 7:30 a.m. Love your blog! I’ve noticed that since becoming a faithful daily reader I’ve done a better job of making healthy/unique meals and packing my lunch – and watching prices at the grocery store – so Thank you!

  3. I wish I lived closer to Boston so I could discuss food blogging with you as I’ve just started my own…I like all your blogging tips though…enjoy your brunch!

  4. Goose Island has a special place in my heart because it reminds me of both HLS (I went on a tour of it then) and my marathon, because they served it at the end!

  5. What a fun day talking about blogging! This weekend I’ll be meeting a blogging friend from North Dakota for the first time in person, who’s coming out to CA and we’ll be having the same sort of conversation….can’t wait:)

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