I had a visit from one of my uncles, who flew into the area Saturday night and invited me out for the evening. He took me to a vegetarian restaurant called Greens, which is reported to be the best vegetarian restaurant in the city. It's certainly expensive, with the four-course meal price set at $49, not including drinks. It was also very delicious, and I was totally stuffed by the end.
In other news, the kumquat tree that I ordered last week arrived. A handful of the fruit got knocked off in transit, but there is still plenty on the branches. I bought a self-watering pot for it, and I plan to re-pot it at my earliest opportunity. I don't want to have to worry about leaving it unwatered the next time I go on vacation. I also spent some time looking for ways to use my mint, which is still thriving in my herb planter. I came across a site with directions for making peppermint schnapps, so I'm giving that a try.