Happy little Sunday things.

This time of year, every weekend feels like the best weekend ever. This one was not any different — it was full of many new things, a sure sign that spring is here and that we are ready for it.

1. A few weeks ago, I cut my long hair to just above my shoulders and, while it was nice for awhile, I found myself wanting just a bit more taken off. But then I thought: What’s the sense in taking off a just a bit when I could take off quite a bit instead? So I opted for the latter. And I have never before liked a haircut so much. I bow down to Nina at Asa Hair Design.

[Leaf Parade. Happy little Sunday things.] [Leaf Parade. Happy little Sunday things.]

2. I bought my very first digital SLR camera! I have been thinking about this for awhile now, and I finally just went out and made the purchase. It’s a Canon Rebel T3i and, although I know I’ll need a long bit of time to learn all its capabilities and functions, I will, in the meantime, be giving it as much practice as possible! I love my new camera, and I’m so happy that it is finally mine.

[Leaf Parade. Happy little Sunday things.]

3. For the past several months, I have been hearing rumors about the grass-fed burger at Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square. The word on the street is that the burger is the best burger there is. When my sister and mother were in town a few weeks back, we stopped in the tavern for a drink or two, and during our stay at the bar, we watched as server after server delivered what can only be described as a parade of cheeseburgers. Everybody was ordering one, and they looked enormously delicious. So, when I met my friends for a noon-time brunch there yesterday, I had to have one — even though I was truly in mood for eggs. Guys. The rumors are true. All true. Go there and get one. Hurry.

b[Leaf Parade. Happy little Sunday things.] [Leaf Parade. Happy little Sunday things.]

4. This weekend, in the spirit of the new spring — and with its culinary changing of the guards — I just couldn’t help but buy every vegetable in sight. Artichokes, asparagus, cucumbers, green beans, bunches and bunches of kale. All the vegetables. At the farmers’ market, I even managed to pick up some oddballs I have never had before — black radishes (super peppery!), kohlrabi (deeeelightful!), and celery root (stay tuned). I spent this afternoon prepping a bunch of them for salads and such — a good hour and a half spent scrubbing, peeling, chopping, blanching. It’s fun to play with your food. And now my fridge is a very happy place to be.

[Leaf Parade. Happy little Sunday things.]

The afternoon is before me, and it’s finally looking somewhat bright out there, so I’m off now to enjoy a little sunshine. Happy Sunday!

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