The Weekend of Cooking

Lazy Sunday morning involving reading, coffee and church. It was luckily much cooler (finally!) due to the rain from the night before which made a walk through the neighborhood pretty nice. Stopped by the Farmer’s Market outside of church for some fresh peaches.


Headed up to Astoria afterwards to make an early dinner. Jon had a recipe in mind – his Grandma’s blueberry dessert that he remembered having each time they had fresh blueberries around. With 20 lbs of blueberries among us, it seemed like the perfect time to try it.

I set to work doing the job that I can do best… smashing things. A meat tenderizer is a good tool for the job, right?


Probably not the definition of healthy desserts but it was fantastically tasty and fun to make. It also motivated us to start a secret side project so look out for that in a month or so!


Dinner was slightly less photogenic – wraps with sauteed mushrooms, spinach and feta. The wraps themselves kind of busted apart so that was rather unappetizing looking but delicious anyway. We cooked up some of his grandma’s green beans that came fresh from their garden to go along with every thing. Also on the menu was a homemade lemon ginger soda. A few weeks ago we went to this vietnamese place for the first time and Jon had the drink there. It was so delicious that we both agreed that we had to figure out how to make it. Whether or not it was an exact replica, it was really good.

It was our first weekend ever since I moved to NYC that we didn’t go out to eat for anything – not even coffee! A welcomed change and fun to be forced to come up with things to cook.

Ended the weekend with some soda up on the roof while we watched the sunset. Seriously so cool. I can’t get over how amazing the view is from up there, even after having been up there many times now.


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