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The Internet Kitchen: Sexy Subie

by Nick

After a few weeks of shopping and comparing, Betsy and I finally bit the bullet and snatched up a brand spankin’ new car this week.

While I’m SO not a car guy, I did actually have a lot of fun researching and negotiating the car.  We knew that we wanted a car that we could take into the mountains without getting stuck and also one that would do well on snow and after looking at a few different makes/models, we went with the Subaru Forester.

The angle in the photo makes it look a bit mini-vanish, but it’s actually a pretty slick ride… kind of like a sporty SUV.

We chose to go new for two reasons.  First, Subarus don’t really depreciate in value like some other models.  In the used markets, we were finding cars with 50-60K miles on them that were only a few thousand less than a new model!  Second, Subaru had a very low interest rate on new vehicles (.9%) and there’s no way we could get a rate that low on a used vehicle.

The car is sitting in my driveway now and has literally 25 miles on it.

I think I need to dirty it up a bit and go off-road or something. It’s too clean! Don’t tell Betsy.

I feel like I haven’t made any bread in a while so let’s bake some.  You pick!

And a few links!

Sticky Toffee Pudding – It was somebody’s royal birthday this week… which I don’t really care about.  But it inspired one of my favorite bloggers to make this great dessert which looks pretty out of this world. (@ Erin Cooks)

How to Make Vegetable Stock - This was a very timely post after my post on Tuesday discussing “From scratch” cooking.  A great intro to making your own veggie stock for those interested.  (@ Simply Recipes)

Real Men Eat Watercress (soup) - I know I love watercress so I guess that makes me a real man.  I’ll take it.  (@ Sippity Sup)

Polenta Mini Pizzas – Polenta is big right now in the food blog world for some reason.  This is one of the cooler recipes I’ve seen with it. (@ The Perfect Pantry)

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Have a great weekend everyone!

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11 comments on “The Internet Kitchen: Sexy Subie

  1. Is that Sage Green Metallic??

    I bought my first Forester back in July – a 2011 2.5XT in Sage Green with the All-Weather Package. It makes the FIFTH Forester in our family – my parents have both had 2 each. You will be SO happy with your new car!!

  2. Congratulations on your new car! Before I moved to San Francisco I had an Outback which was just perfect for snowy Boston winters. I really miss that car and I’m sure you’re going to love the new Forrester.

    And thank you for linking to my Sticky Toffee Pudding birthday post for Kate Middleton! It’s OK that you don’t love her like I do but I’m glad you thought the dessert turned out pretty enough for a princess ;)

  3. Dude! Even if brown bread doesn’t win, PLEASE make that sometime!

    Also, congrats on the car. Smart choice, too. Kind of a paradoxical case where new was actually the economically more sensible choice. Well done, sir!

  4. I’ve been reading your blog for a couple years and this is only my second time commenting, but I couldn’t resist a Subaru comment. A food blog with delicious recipes AND Subaru? Perfect! We just bought our second Forester last spring and I love them both (other is an ’02). Good choice, and as always, good foods!

  5. A very prudent choice. Did you check Consumer Reports first? Also, does this mean you’re having a baby?

    1. OH yea… I spent a lot of time on the CR and even ordered the $7 report on that car. Used it plus quotes from other dealers to get a pretty solid price.

      And… definitely not. At least not that i’m aware of….

  6. LOVE the car pick! Had a Subaru back in college and ran it until it died! Have to admit that I was not as careful about oil changes and the like back then as I am now. But bless that little car’s 4 cylinder heart… it performed its job day in and day out valiantly!

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