March Moments

Somehow one thing led to another and here we are just over a month since I last blogged. “Oh, I’ll do that tomorrow night” turns into 30 some days later. Whoops.

It’s been a big start to the year and I cannot even begin to fathom how I’ve found myself here on the night before April 1st. Here are some highlights:

I attended a talk at a company in lower Manhattan last month. The talk was by a famous illustrator who told stories of where he had come from and how he ended up where he is now. I was pretty amazed by the building that the talk was in. Somehow, it’s easy to forget the history that we’re surrounded by every day while we walk around.

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One unexpectedly warm Saturday, Jon and I headed to the High Line in Manhattan to walk around. Found ourselves in Chelsea Market for a quick lunch (crepes, of course) and I found these lights still strung up from the holidays. Christmas lights never cease to make me smile.

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On that same warm day, we walked uptown towards 34th street and found ourselves across the street from MSG where there is this terrifically large and old post office.

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Along the High Line, we happened upon this construction site. Apparently I have some 5-year old boy interests because I made Jon stand and watch them for a good 15 minutes. I made him wait until the cement truck started pouring cement and I figured out how it was delivered 2 stories down.

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One of the most fantastic habits that we’ve created is always having a delicious Saturday morning brunch. This particular week was homemade biscuits topped with mozzarella, arugula and eggs.

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Shot in Red Hook, a neighborhood close to mine in Brooklyn.

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Creative Mornings, a monthly series featuring a speaker, was held in Red Hook. Which is how I found myself wandering through this artist’s fantastic studio and art space early one Friday morning. Seriously amazing work.

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And a pretty sweet, four floor space.

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A few months back I signed up for Google Experts. It means you write 50 reviews of restaurants or businesses online and then you’re invited by Google to a party in whatever city you’re a “City Expert” in. This month’s party was held in midtown and was mexican themed.

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There was dancing.

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I also had a 5 day run in with hives. So a trip to an allergist was in order. They poked me with hundreds of little things I could potentially be allergic too. Which gave me more hives. But came back as being “severely allergic” to grass as well as minor ones for trees, coconut, cats and dust. So that taught me nothing. But I felt like a pin cushion for a morning.

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And the allergist trip allowed me to head to a new area in the morning for some coffee.

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Made peanut butter powder, whole wheat pancakes topped with raw honey for Fat Tuesday (now you can see how old these pictures are). I don’t believe whole wheat pancakes is exactly what they had in mind for Fat Tuesday celebrations. But when in Brooklyn…

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Jon and I went to a vegan restaurant one afternoon for one of our Groupon dates (thanks Eric & David!). The Groupon special was for 2 empanadas and 2 beers each. It was a delicious and a fun Sunday afternoon date.

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During one of the really cold weekends we made cast iron macaroni & cheese with old bay and kale chips. Yum.

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Some lunches are just leftover baguettes with melted cheese and tomatoes.

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And, of course, Saturday breakfasts. The most important meal of the week. This time was homemade biscuits (we were on a roll for a while) with mushroom gravy and bacon (for Jon).

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Of course, there were lots of little moments in between. Lots of eating, cooking, design talks, hours at work, NY Crosswords left unfinished and miles walked. Looking forward to some of the warmer months for more outdoor time!

 

 

Monday Eats

Different kind of Monday. We moved into a new office space at work today! It wasn’t quite done this morning so I worked from the comfort of my couch. Somehow I’m infinitely more focused and productive if I start working right away. Made an extra delicious breakfast while I worked. Oatmeal with anything and everything I could find in it!

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The new office space is just one floor down from where we are currently but somehow the views seem to be even better. Brooklyn Bridge in one window, Manhattan Bridge in the other and a clear view of World Trade. Kinda crazy.

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Dinner was Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup. It turned out quite well. Tasted even more delicious than it looked and was just what I’ve been craving for weeks now. I mostly followed the recipe – didn’t blend the ingredients (because I don’t have a food processor) and did vegetable broth instead of chicken.

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My bowl of noodles didn’t quite live up to the photo on the blog where I found it.. but not too shabby for a Monday night and no food styling! The hardest part always seems to be having the right ingredients on hand and actually starting to cook. After that it’s easy & delicious.

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Winter Saturday Exploring

Friday I worked from home due to snow which through off my sense of what day it actually was.

Saturday morning started early with homemade crepes – filled with sautéed spinach, artichoke hearts and brie! Complete with a side of coffee and a berry smoothie. Brunch is quickly becoming my favorite meal to plan – so many options and such a good way to kick off the weekend!

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We soon headed towards Central Park for a walk. For whatever reason (read: it’s not Brooklyn) we haven’t made it up there recently. We’ve definitely slowed down on the exploring from our early every weekend must be packed rule when I first moved here. Looking to change that in 2014! So many parts of the city left to see.

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Central Park was absolutely gorgeous with the snow on the ground and bright blue sky. It was also surprisingly warm (considering the day before had a negative something windchill).

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Made our way up towards the center of the park and found a nut stand. For some reason ever since I moved here, it’s been on my bucket list to get warm nuts from a sidewalk stand. It seemed New York-like I guess. Mission accomplished! We got cashews with a mystery flavoring.

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Continued meandering our way through the park until Jon could no longer feel his toes. We made it up to the MET on the east side which I shockingly have not seen since moving here. Briefly contemplated going but decided to save that for another cold or rainy day!

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Instead we continued walking down from 8o-something street to 63rd to get espresso and a cappuccino at Bel Ami a little coffee shop we had found last year. We were wildly underdressed – must have forgotten my fur coat and leather snake skin boots at home. But fun and cozy anyway!

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Plus the streets seemed like a movie set with all of the steam vents from the subways!

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From there we hopped on a subway and made it down to 42nd Street where we fought our way through Time Square to the AMC Theater! Jon got movie tickets for christmas from Aunt Barb & Uncle Joe and he decided he liked me enough to take me with him 🙂 We’d both been wanting to see Her so it seemed like the perfect opportunity for it! The lines were crazy long to get the tickets so we had to rush across the street to Five Guys for a quick grilled cheese and burger lunch before the movie. By the time we made it back it was 2 minutes until movie time and the theater was PACKED! Not that I go to movies often but I’ve never seen it so full! We ended up having to sit in the very, very front row with our heads looking straight up at the screen. Despite some of the characters looking rather large from below, it seemed to work out and we both enjoyed the movie. Guess I get to check off “sit in the front row at the movies” from some life bucket list!

Headed back to Brooklyn just in time to make some dinner. I’d had two meals planned for Saturday night to get us enough leftovers for Sunday which is usually the goal. However, after making the first we quickly lost stamina and quit at that. The soup is still unmade.. guess that is tomorrow’s task.

We did make Smitten Kitchen’s Butternut Squash and Onion Gallette along with a Kale Salad (recipe courtesy of Mom). It seemed to work out well and didn’t even take that long. We did cheat on the dough though. Between brunch and this, it was a lot of cooking in one day!

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Don’t be too impressed though. There’s a pretty decent chance that these photos your seeing were taken on a cardboard box 🙂

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Sometimes apartment life isn’t as glamorous as one might think. But I think we get points for innovation and creativity. Next time, I’ll try to locate a table cloth – tshirts work for that, right?

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Summer Eats

There has been a whole lot of cooking going on this summer both at work and home.

Forgot to share this next photo in the post about my trip to Maryland. On the last night Mom asked what I wanted for dinner. In my typical, “i can’t decide” fashion I started listing things I wanted: enchiladas, tacos, beans, guacamole, corn, etc. Turns out she whipped them all up. Vegetarian enchiladas with roasted corn, pico de gallo, guacamole and a mango slaw. So so tasty. Thanks mom 🙂 Being indecisive is pretty tasty. 

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I’ve been working on some secret summer projects at work – we have a new client which means lots and lots of pasta! My day to day work life lately has consisted of grocery shopping, cooking, and photographing the food. 

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Jon brought me surprise flowers one night when i got back from Maryland – guess I was gone for a while! I was outside in the park enjoying one of the many summer concerts they have (this one was Barenaked Ladies and Guster) and he showed up with flowers and gelato! They made for a good breakfast backdrop for a while. 

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This was a failed recipe. Jon and I made guacamole pesto stuffed mushrooms. The idea of them was delicious but the recipe called for entirely too much garlic. Yuck.

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Tried making wheatberries one night. They’re definitely a lot chewier than I expected but worked well to have on hand for multiple meals! Added tomatoes, chick peas, parsley, olive oil and parmesan to this one. 

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The UX intern for the summer’s mom brought in cupcake/cookie type things. So tasty.

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Jon and I attempted black bean burgers one afternoon. We got in the habit over the summer of cooking on Sunday afternoons. Very relaxing way to end the weekend. This go around was spicy black bean burgers with avocado on little tiny rolls. Cute and tasty!

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For one of the Carrot-versaries at work, I made brownies with raw cookie dough on top – don’t worry it was a recipe without the egg. I didn’t want to be responsible for a company of 50+ people getting food poisoning! They were time consuming but seemed to work out well!

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The theme of most nights at home was vegetables! Somehow this one week I ended up with SO MANY. Roasted some corn, made some kale salad and lots of the extra eggplant and peppers were made into ratatouille. 

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We occasionally have BBQ’s at work and are asked to bring something in. This summer BBQ included pulled pork (and a veggie option of chili on chips) along with a huge number of pasta salads, regular salads and desserts!

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Huge summer salad!

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Jon and I made brunch one morning – scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes and mimosas. The rest of the ingredients weren’t pictured because we have bad cooking timing and got hungry. 

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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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Recent Eats + A Monday Morning

I got the pictures together for this blog post a few weeks ago but then never proceeded to do anything with them. Today presented just the story to accompany the food!

As luck would have it, our fridge broke this morning and I spent the morning tossing out food (thanks Aunt Barb for the voice in my head saying ITS WARM TOSS IT OUT! good thing I didn’t have quite as much effort put into any of the food I lost though). After throwing out almost everything, I loaded up the few things that could be saved into a bag and brought them to work with me. Nothing like carrying 2 heavy bags (of watermelon, blueberries, tomatoes and zucchini) on the subway to make you feel like a pack mule.

Not to mention the grocery bag handle with the bad food broke on the way down to the trash. And it was rainy today so I had to figure out how to maneuver with the heavy bags, umbrella and subway card mix. Oh, and a laptop on my back. Yay NYC.

I sat down on the train and was feeling super frustrated and annoyed with the way my Monday morning was starting off only to sit next to a guy and his 1.5ish year old kid. Said kid (although quite cute) started screaming bloody murder for the next 5 stops. And the train stayed extra long in one of the stations just so my ear drums got to experience it fully. The guy refused to pick up his kid, soothe him in any way or even really acknowledge that he was screaming. The rest of the train and I exchanged some looks. Thanks, Monday.

But then…

I saw this woman approach where we were sitting (the man, myself and screaming child). She stood close by for a bit just looking at the two of them and I could tell she was really trying to hold back something. A few seconds later she walked up and knelt down next to the kid and proceeded to talk to the guy. It was seriously the sweetest thing, although took a huge amount of courage because the guy could have been really rude back. She kept telling him, please just pick your child up, hold him and love him and he’ll be comforted. The guy refused (although rather nicely) and said it was inconvenient because he was getting off in a few stops and said that his kid always did this (yeah… kid’s cry). The woman stayed with him for a while longer and found out that apparently the guy was a single dad and was struggling. Right before he got off the train she leaned in and said, just promise me that you’ll hold him and show him love. At that moment the kid stopped crying.

Gah. Humanity. It’s amazing.

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In less touching news, here are a few things I’ve been making recently. Pasta with homemade weird kale/spinach/cashew pesto. It’s weird, I don’t really recommend it.

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It made for a pretty dinner though. Sautéed some onions, roasted some asparagus and voila, weeknight dinner.

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Some even I went to a while back gave me a free chobani sample at their SoHo location. I was out grabbing something for Jon’s birthday present in the area and thought I’d stop in. I got a chocolate and pistachio mix. Seriously so good! I have a feeling I’m going to be making quite a few trips there.

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Also in food news, each Wednesday we donate food to the NYC Food Bank (From Carrot & Farmigo). The committee that I co-chair is actually heading up the donations so we get to lug around 50 lb bags of potatoes every Wednesday. Sometimes we recruit guys to help – that’s the UX intern for the summer.

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Of course there have been many more undocumented things in the middle but summer food mostly consists of pita, hummus and salad. And my recently discovered obsession with Bubble Tea.

Also, in case you missed it I’m slowly catching up on June and just posted the blog for my Penn State/Central PA Trip. Still working on a few more – these were those posts that I promised last week, oops!

 

Cooking Adventures: Stuffed Artichoke

Relaxing Saturday evening included kitchen reorganization and a whole lot of cooking. I had a lot of Farmigo vegetables leftover from last week and since I’m leaving on Wednesday morning, I figured this weekend was the best time to use them up. There’s also something to be said about a slow evening in the kitchen.

No particular recipes in mind but I wanted to tackle the artichoke and use up the rhubarb.

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Stuffed the artichoke with a mixture that included whole wheat bread crumbs, parmesan and pecorino romano cheese, salt/pepper, vegetable oil and parsley. Steamed it in a pot of water on the stove for almost an hour.

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While that was cooking I tackled the mushrooms – super easy. Drizzled them in olive oil, salt/pepper and fresh basil. Roasted some leftover lonely carrots as well. That all was basically an effort to clear out the fridge.

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The artichoke came out really well! Much better than I expected and super easy so I’ll definitely be eating it again soon. It was also super filling despite not having a lot inside so I only ended up eating half and the rest will be lunch tomorrow. Two of the mushrooms and leftover carrots are also going to be making their way into meals tomorrow and Monday! Yay planning.

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While all of that was cooking I whipped up a quick strawberry rhubarb crisp with fresh fruit also from Farmigo. It turned out really well! I made an apple crisp a while back and it seemed to turn out dry but even without following a recipe this time, I was impressed!

Enjoying dinner while watching Silver Linings Playbook from Netflix & working on some slides for the conference I’m going to next Wednesday. More on that later! A much needed relaxing day in Brooklyn – my first in weeks!

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The Artichoke

Thursday after work 15 Carrots all headed to the Financial District for a 5k run for the American Heart Association. Unfortunately it was the hottest day in NYC so far this year – 92 degrees is NOT, in fact, fun running weather. When we arrived there the race was absolutely packed so it took a bit to get up to the front and get started (ie. sweating before you even started). Absolutely gorgeous race course right through the lower part of Manhattan – right under the World Trade Center, down to the tip of the island and then ended along the Hudson looking towards Jersey City (hi Eric & David!). It was a fun run despite the fact that I had to walk some of it – better luck next time. But I finished! We all went out for celebratory beers at a bar afterwards. Sounds like this is going to be a yearly Carrot event so I have another year to train for the next!

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Friday came super early this week (or so it felt) due to having Monday off. Headed to Midtown after work to meet up with Jon. I was feel generally discombobulated and annoyed with the number of people around so I plopped down on a bench outside to wait. Soon after a lady walked up to me and pointed to her camera and then herself – indicating she wanted her photo taken. I figured she was a tourist so I quickly took a few shots of her. Instead of leaving she sat down on the bench next to me and began (in broken english) telling me that she was visiting NYC (clearly). I discovered it was her first time in the US and she was from China along with a tour group that was apparently doing a huge cross country tour of all of our major cities (LA, DC, NYC, Hawaii, etc.). She stayed around for about 10 minutes telling me about other countries she’d been to and telling me how much NYC was like Shanghai and that I should visit. The conversation involved a lot of me asking a question and her responding to something totally different but it worked out! Soon she spotted someone she knew across the street and darted off. Thanks for the small bit of community NYC 🙂

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Eventually met up with Jon and we headed down to 23rd street (Flatiron District) for cheap tacos and dinner in Madison Square Park (mom & dad, that’s the one with the cool rope art installation). Hung around that area for a while before heading to get a drink at this dive bar down the street – full NYC date night experience. Ended the night back in Madison Square Park looking at Shake Shack and the Empire State building in the background! Jon headed to Hershey this weekend to see his family so I’m on my own for the weekend!

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After saying goodbye to Jon I swung by Trader Joe’s because it was just down the street. Picked up some frozen fruit for smoothies & a impulse purchase – an artichoke! Turned out to be the best impulse ever because while I was waiting in line the lady behind me tapped me on the shoulder to ask how you cook artichokes. I confessed that I usually buy them in a jar so I really had no idea and that I was using it as an experiment. Soon enough the lady next to us in the other line chimed in with directions of how to prepare it and what to eat it with (along with detailed nutrition facts). The lady behind her also joined the conversation and before I knew it there were 6 of us standing around talking about the artichoke in my hand. Best purchase ever. One of the people noticed I had a RISD bag and said that since I was clearly a designer if cooking it didn’t work out I could always turn it into a nice center piece! By the time I got up to the register I was laughing and the cashier said “sounds like someone had a good Friday!”

It’s those little moments that make NYC great.

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Started Saturday morning off early with a yoga class in DUMBO with Casey. Walked up to Brooklyn Heights afterwards for breakfast at a place called Siggy’s – super delicious tofu scramble! Walked Casey to the train before parting ways and I continued walking to fit in a bit more exploring. There was a middle eastern grocery store I’ve been interested in trying out for a while so I walked to Atlantic Ave. It was seriously so cool! Filled with bulk food items, so much cheese, coffee and the best part was.. everything was so cheap! Even by not NYC standards. I got a bag of pita for 85 cents! Picked up some dried strawberries and two varieties of hummus (Kalamata Olive & Feta Cheese Hummus + Zaatar Hummus).

Stopped in a kitchen supply store just because it looked cool – ended up getting in a conversation with the store owner for a bit. Apparently the theme of the weekend is talking to strangers.

Walked further down Court Street to Cafe Pedlar a new coffee shop I’ve also been wanting to try out. Sat down for a bit to catch up on email and drink iced coffee – it’s HOT out today!

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Eventually ended up back at home all hot and sweaty (and no AC) so a shower and strategic fan positioning was in order. Spending the rest of the afternoon catching up on blogging, listening to music, reading the NYTimes and eating strawberries from Farmigo! Definitely a good Saturday so far!

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Girls Reunion Weekend

This past week has absolutely flown by. I can’t believe it’s already been 8 days since I headed up to Queens to pick up Remy and Kristin for our first hangout in 10 months! Was so ready for some quality girl time and catching up with them in person instead of daily emails, IMs or texts.

Met them after they got off their (delayed) plane and headed back to Brooklyn where we promptly order pizza, walked down the street to pick up wine & met Casey before getting ice cream. Clearly we know how to start girls weekend off right. Friday night included much catch up time before finally falling asleep a little after 1:45am. Yikes!

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Woke up early on Saturday to get a head start on the weekend with brunch at a diner down the street. Introduced them to the concept of mimosas and brunch, a NYC staple. At this point Kristin’s boyfriend had driven down from RI and joined us as well.

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Started off with a visit to 30 rock before walking north to the MoMa. One of the guys who worked at Leo last summer with Remy & I had moved to NYC a while back and now works for the MoMa so he had generously left 4 free tickets at the information desk for us! Super good plan for a rainy Saturday. It was packed! 968895_863941542299_2094721358_n 972032_864020529009_656530743_n

Spent a good 2+ hours wandering around, talking and looking at art. Reminded us of our art history days at RIT. One of the exhibits was a huge screen with a video of an elephant. We discovered that if you walked on the other side of the screen it made cool shadows. So we caused a little trouble there.

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Eventually left the MoMa after we had all decided we had enough of modern art. Jon headed into Manhattan to meet up with us just in time for the MoMa design store & a coffee shop down the street where we all got the most amazing hot chocolate and relaxed for a bit. Casey, Rob & Kristin all split off from us at this point so Jon, Remy and I wandered up to the Apple Store at the bottom of Central Park. Walked through Central Park despite the ominous clouds above in search of the Waffle  Truck in Columbus Circle (didn’t end up finding it). It started absolutely pouring so we hopped on the subway and headed down to Chelsea Market. Had fun wandering around looking at all of the shops there – art fair, olive oil/balsamic vinegar tasting, ate crepes, and took funny pictures.

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Headed upstairs to walk on part of the High Line (it was less rainy by then). Made it about 5 blocks on the High Line before it started raining again and we headed to a hotel to check out the (new!) Intelligentsia Coffee shop that went in. That coffee shop was the one that was at the end of the block Kristin & I lived on in Chicago last summer (and where she lives now) so I’m super pumped they opened a NYC location. We, of course, had to check it out on opening weekend.

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Hung around there for a bit before heading down to SoHo to meet up with Kristin & Rob and then walked down to Chinatown for some dumplings (I’m working on a list of 21 places to go in Chinatown as recommended by a coworker).

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Ate pretty quickly and then headed north to the East Village for an RIT reunion at a bar there. There were about 15 of us who all graduated from photo or design within the last two years so it was super fun to catch up with everyone!

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Sunday morning Remy and I woke up early to head out on a walk through Prospect Park. Showed her all of the fun secret parts of the park before exploring some Brooklyn streets filled with brownstones and finally ended up at a coffee shop (theme of the weekend).

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Quickly headed home to shower and get ready before all of us headed to DUMBO for Smorgasbord and hanging out in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Finished a quick brunch there before walking across the Brooklyn Bridge all the way down to the tip of Manhattan to catch the ferry across to Governor’s Island. The island opened for the first time this season the day before we went. It was super windy over there but provided amazing views of Manhattan & was welcome after a hot walk across the bridge.

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Sunday night we all split up for a bit as Remy had friends to meet up with, Kristin & Rob went to Chelsea Market and I took a (much needed) nap 🙂 Kristin, Rob, Jon and I went out for frozen yogurt nearby after dinner and then acted like little kids playing in the park across the street. Swings are still my favorite! Stayed up for a little bit talking to Remy and then promptly passed out.

Monday morning we had a slower start and all met up at a local bagel place (same park from last night). Super gorgeous weather that made up for a rainy Friday and Saturday. Rob left to go home to RI so us girls spent the rest of the day wandering and talking. Walked all the way down 5th avenue, through Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. Stopped in lots of shops along the way. Eventually ended up at Carroll Park in Carroll Gardens to sit down for a bit & meet up with an old coworker that Remy knew at Leo. Had quite a good time watching a neighborhood gang of 8 year olds playing with water guns around the park. Everyone was a wee bit soaked! Took the train back home and stopped for a late lunch/early dinner at Zito’s Sandwiches before Remy and Kristin had to hop on the plane.

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It was a whirlwind weekend but so much fun! It was fun to get to show them around Brooklyn and definitely made me feel like I actually live here! Can’t wait to make this reunion a yearly thing 🙂

Side Projects

I’ve taken on some side projects that include turning my apartment into a jungle, growing my own herbs and eating enormous amounts of vegetables.

After getting an herb container garden last summer from Aunt Barb, I’ve started collecting plants. It got to the point where I was getting a new one almost every week. There’s probably some addicts meeting for this…

This past weekend as I was walking out of church there is a farmers market that comes around every Sunday so I stopped by to check it out. And came home with 3 new plants. I KNOW, I’m working on my problem.. Next week.

But then I needed soil to plant my new plants. Plus new pots. So I dragged Jon along. And then I ended up buying arugula seeds and he got some plants of his own. Between us, we’d have a jungle. Finally got all of my plants into their new homes and I’ve obsessively been checking my seeds for any signs of growth (there are none).

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New herb plants means fresh basil and parsley on my pasta for dinner. Yum!

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And spring means an awesome selection of vegetables at the CSA I belong to through work. I’ve been bringing home huge quantities of veggies each Wednesday and coming up with all sorts of new ways to use them. Most recently I tried Swiss Chard wraps. The inside was couscous with caramelized onions, garlic, dried cranberries and feta. I wrapped each one up like a little burrito and then baked them. Super tasty and something I’d definitely try again. I’ll post more pictures of it once I get those from Jon. He approved and even asked to eat the leftovers the next day so I think it was a success!

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Tomorrow is Wednesday which means I have a whole new selection of veggies coming my way. This week includes spinach, boston lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, tomatos and ramps! I have a recipe in mind for those so stay tuned!