Monthly Archives: September 2011

apple picking photo post

from last Sunday’s apple picking escapades!

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packing on the pounds

not really, but this weekend was full of deliciously unhealthy treats.

Saturday morning I trekked to Manhattan with friends Telsa and Michelle to meet my dear old roommate Silpa and her husband for lunch.

We met at Balthazar, a french bistro in Soho that I’ve wanted to try for years, but the wait is usually too long. It was quite crowded and not overrated at all. I had a white bean and tomato bisque. Given that I haven’t seen Silpa in almost a year, I forgot to take pictures of the soup, but it was a winner.

We then did the usual Top Shop, Muji, Uniqlo, Madewell corridor.

Ah but then! We went to the Hester Street Fair, and had this little beauty–

Y’all it was divine. That is  red velvet cake sandwiching cream cheese ice cream. Next to me is Michelle. We both squealed after biting into it.

We rounded the evening out with a healthy dinner at Gobo–a vegetarian restaurant in the west village. We all had the spicy Vietnamese noodles with seitan (I am usually not fond of meat substitutes, but this was really good).

Then Sunday after church, two carloads of us went out to Media, PA to linvilla orchards. I should’ve taken pictures of apples and apple picking, but Krystal will post hers, and I’ll do a photo blog a little later. This place is awesome. The real winner however were the fried oreos…and also the pumpkin funnel cake, but I digress.

I had never had fried oreos before, but I would say they might help perpetuate world peace.

the powdered sugar, the warm batter ,the melty cookie on the inside. Praise God FOREVER!

Happy Monday!

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too lazy

i just don’t feel like uploading the pictures of my hand drawn noodle adventure from a couple of weeks ago. so it’ll have to wait.

I had no days off this week—and I was again too lazy to do things like cook dinner, go to the Neon Indian show, or go to the gym.

I did have a few culinary adventures though.

Sadly I didn’t take pictures.

I went Terra with some fellow neurology people for restuarant week. which was delightful. I also met up with some friends on last night while I was on call at Varga Bar, and had the trio of cereal-inspired ice cream. Mine were Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. (I was really impressed).

This am I returned home from call, got ready for church and headed out the door. The garden was overflowing with heirloom tomatoes and peppers, so I picked a few ripe things and made a salsa for the start of the week.

The rest of the day is dedicated to my hair. washing it, putting it up on rollers, and then baking a cake while it dries. Hopefully it is successful.

I’m going to NYC next weekend, so I should have something more exciting soon.

 

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Review Time! The film The Fall and the new St. Vincent Album

yes. It has been awhile.  I had a very exhausting and long week. Didn’t get to make it to the gym, 12+ hr days everyday, mudslides and flooding that made it extremely stressful to get to work.

the usual.

But I had Saturday off. And tonight I watched The Fall:

it is an extremely fantastical and beautifully filmed movie with Lee Pace (from Pushing Daisies!) It is about a stuntman who injures himself after a daring jump goes awry, and who befriends a young girl who has broken her arm and is in the hospital with him. He weaves together a tale of revenge and love with the ulterior motive of getting the girl to bring him narcotics. It is absolutely stunning and the soundtrack is GORGEOUS! It was written by Krishna Levy. I’ll need to look into purchasing it.

In other news, You can stream the new St. Vincent Album Strange Mercy on NPR.org. I love the juxtaposition of her cheery calm voice and the sometimes dark or at least very biting imagery that she creates. The video for one of the singles–Cruel is quite chilling–with a very “Leave it to Beaver” gone to hell sort of theme.

Okay, I confess that I made nutella meringues last Sunday and forgot to make pictures of the process (they were delish). But my next post will be about my visit to a hand-drawn noodle bar in Chinatown with my friend Elham.

I’ll be back!

And i’ll say it again, TELL ME WHO YOU READERS ARE! It’s driving me bonkers!

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