|The Madrona Tree - a natural eatery in Arlington, Massachusetts|
I ventured off to Arlington Massachusetts the other day and meandered through the historical town while my daughter had a girlfriend visit with her friends. Arlington is best known for its part in the American Revolution and Paul Revere's famous midnight ride to alert the colonists that the "British are coming". Unfortunately, it is also known as the place where the minutemen ambushed the British soldiers on their retreat from Lexington and Concord, not a pleasant encounter for either side. But what is great about history is that it is always being created and today Arlington is known for having the best ginger cookies in the world, at least if I have I say in it. On a chance, I stopped to eat at the Madrona Tree, an inviting funky natural eatery that proudly displays the logo, " eat like you give a damn". How could I walk by that? My Carrie grilled cheese, pesto, and tomato sandwich was delicious but it was the dessert that caught my attention; soft oversized ginger cookies with big hunks of real ginger. I was told it belonged in the owner Tanya's family for generations but she kindly shared this treasure so we all could enjoy this treat during the holiday. From all us to all of you at the Madrona Tree, thank you and a very merry holiday.
|I had the most friendly and welcoming experience.|
|Meg with baby Rainier, Emily, and Alexis came later and enjoyed their lunch|