Monday, September 19, 2011

From Highline to Market to buy some Fresh Figs

On a lovely Monday in mid September I took a walk. This walk turned into one of the most beautiful days I have spent in New York in a long time. The air is crisp, the sky with high clouds the bluest blue and I just seemed to have a skip in my step. 

Garlic Shoots.

Pluot Tasting at the Farmer's Market.

Knowing how beautiful the parks have been lately, I had to cross town and walk the Highline it just felt right. And there I was, a light breeze, not too crowded and therefore just ripe for a stroll. 

Highline walk near Chelsea Market.

Summer Bounty.
 Walking the Highline, the length of it from Washington and Ganesvoort in Meatpacking, all the way up to 20th St. I find you can work up a hunger. Being that is it Monday, where else to go then Union Square and feast my eyes on some lovely late summer produce.

The skyline from the Highline.

Urban heaven. 

It has been such a luscious day I had to share it, immediately. Before the rain and snow set into the city, get  out and enjoy it. 

Chinese Purple Spinach.

Also if you find the time, check out this TEDtalks with Robert Hammond : Building a park in the sky. Because it is people like this that make the biggest difference. 

Thank you to everyone whom was involved in making the place, Manhattan, more beautiful and interesting everyday. 
Nearing the end of the Highline, Sept. 19th 2011.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pancakes and Possibilities.

This summer has been epic. 

California, my family and friends have treated me so well as I recovered from two amazing foot surgeries.
Thank you everyone. I love you all.

Roasted Almond and Dark Chocolate Pancakes with Caramel Maple Syrup.
Sunset in Santa Ynez over Lake Cachuma

The food experiences I had ranged from great to spectacularly phenomenal. I had the absolute honor of making many new friends, reconnecting with old friends, spending quality time with my grandmother and finally turning a corner to absolute bliss.

Famous Cold Springs Tavern Tri-Tip

Travels to Santa Ynez, forests, gorgeous beaches and lovely lakes made for even more memorable moments. Sailboats, a wedding and many many BBQ's. Laughing until my side hurt and smiling ear to ear for days. 

Pizza 'Party' in the Hills featuring Crispy Kale and Personal Pizza Creations 

Now, as I am currently flying back to New York and back to a different kind of life than I have had for the past 2 months, I'd like say :  this world is so full of possibilities.

Saliboating off the coast of Long Beach

More of a delicious life to come. I can't wait to sink my teeth into it. By the way, recipe for those fabulous looking pancakes Here!

Tri-Tomato Meyer Lemon Marmalade Prep