We arrived rather late Friday night/Saturday morning at the Miramar lodge where we were staying, near Waitsfield, VT. This place is traditionally a ski lodge for large groups, but the three of us pretty much had the place to ourselves.
We practically had to dig through the layers of fog to find the right road (and ended up taking a few wrong turns), but morning brought a gorgeous, clear day for us to go exploring.
My poor spine ached from the long car ride, and the institutional mattresses we slept on at the lodge did it no favors.
Our first mission ~ coffee (to remove the grump from the boy).
Luckily for all of us, Green Mountain Coffee has a store right at the Market (notice Ben running right into my photo, making a beeline for the door ~ slow down, boy!)
It took me a while to order....I mean look at all of those options. I didn't want to get just anything. And honestly, I barely see well enough to actually read that wall. Those ladies thought I was trying to cut line ahead of them when I really just needed to scoot closer so I could read the menu.
I finally settled on a medium skim iced mocha, as a treat.
And if you have a location of Green Mountain Coffee around you, just get going over there right now and order one to chug for me, because this was the best mocha drink I've had in ages!
I stopped buying mochas from Starbucks...well, mostly because of the calories, but also because I find their chocolate to be oddly grainy. This cool drink was smooth through and not too sweet at all.
Ben? Well, he's fine with the same-old, same-old.
Yes, that is straight cream streaming into his massive cup of coffee.
We circled the Market, checking out the veggies, but ultimately following our noses to the good stuff ~ the hot prepared foods!
First I grabbed a green chili and cheese tamale...
...it was steamed in it's own corn husk, as a proper tamale should be. The soft corn/sharp cheddar/spicy chili pepper combination worked perfectly in tandem. There was plenty of stuffing too (I hate a sparse tamale).
...then we found the Samosa Man. Have I told you how much I adore samosas?
This guy had six or seven different fillings, and salsas too!
I shared with Ben ~ a traditional vegetable samosa...
...and a chicken and cheese samosa.
I liked the traditional vegetable samosa best ~ it was everything a samosa should be, packed with potatoes and peas and lots of spices ~ but I liked that we had other options. Amy tried the tofu samosa and it was pretty tasty too! The chicken and cheese samosa didn't have the texture I wanted.
Of course, then we found this...
...and we tasted away, even though we knew that Sunday would be devoted to more such nibbling. Who can resist fresh cheese and sips of wine?