Tag: summer

A Fond Farewell to Summer: I can tell you my love for you will still be strong after the selfies of summer have gone.

A Fond Farewell to Summer: I can tell you my love for you will still be strong after the selfies of summer have gone.

This is kind of how summer is… and kind how the days after summer are, too. They are potent… and in the rear view seem further away when they’re gone. Seeing pictures from the summer once the school year starts is surreal.  Time passes with a […]

It’ll be so long until it’s soon; it’ll be so long until it’s June.

It’ll be so long until it’s soon; it’ll be so long until it’s June.

There are signs of the end of the summer season that teachers are highly attune to.  They’re small things that collectively gain power in quantity.  Cicadas, REI’s Labor Day sale, football teasers, Halloween candy, a bunch of meaningless games for The Mets because they didn’t […]

Summery Asian Eats

Summery Asian Eats

I can spend many hours in V & T Supermarket in Hempstead, Long Island. Well actually, I can spend many hours in the sauce aisle alone. I stopped in during some errands recently and felt inspired enough to cook a labor-intensive lunch along with a […]

Summer Dinners

Summer Dinners

Lazy summer days–besides a ton of chopping vegetables. Who wants to cook in the summer? Fresh, chilled dinners are best in the heat. Like this salad of jicama, cucumber, tomato, and red pepper. And raw kale with some black beans for protein. I massage ’em […]

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life; Lavender

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life; Lavender

There are things that go very differently in my head. The first day of my Summer break… In my head I rouse from a peaceful slumber as a stray ray of sunlight gently taps my shoulder.  Hovering Blue Jays hold up an impractical, sheer house […]

Summer Outtakes

Summer Outtakes

Without the Empire Pass this year, I am not getting to the beach as often as last year. I am stealing the EZ-pass to go, however. This was some mushroom. I wanted to buy it and sit on it with a hookah.  The butterfly bush […]

Veg-heavy Days

Veg-heavy Days

This week’s gorgeous lunch photographed so well. Grilled tempeh, roasted beets, brown & wild rice pilaf with dill, cashew & diced red pepper, sautéed beet greens and Dino kale. Who wants to cook dinner in this sweltering heat? It was time to use my Asian market goodies and make […]

Summer Delights & Sites

Summer Delights & Sites

The coconut oil tells me it’s sweltering out… So happy to report on vegan soft serve in Freeport! Sunrise Vitamin and Health has Tofutti soft serve. Tofutti was been around since my early vegan days in the 90’s. I remember feasting on their now-discontinued Chipwich-like ice […]

Summer, Wrapped in Rice Paper With Pickled Veggies

Summer, Wrapped in Rice Paper With Pickled Veggies

Another beach day, but this time: a bright blue sky and glorious sun. Summer Sistas! After, a late lunch of summer eats–Vietnamese in Farmingdale, The Rolling Spring Roll. It was such a delight to find a high quality, authentic Vietnamese options on Long Island. It […]

Colorful

Colorful

Push aside winter grey, summer is unofficially here. The irises are blooming at the zombie house next door, triggered by nature. There Will Come Soft Rains-style.  The backyard, once a bland backdrop along the walk to the back door, invites entry, holds glistening fruits and color […]

Saying Goodbye to Summer in Brooklyn

Saying Goodbye to Summer in Brooklyn

Teacher shoes. Ice cream treat on the Gowanus. [Ample Hills Creamery] Pretzel cone. Dairy-free fudge & Brooklyn. Fried pickles. Summer beer. [Pickle Shack] Herbs and cashew cheese on rustic bread. Avocado green. Vanilla ice cream, macerated strawberry on cookie crumb and basil cream.

Holding On to Summer (Photo Release)

Holding On to Summer (Photo Release)

Though I am knee-deep in planning for September, I am holding on tight to the Summer. In the backyard, Black-eyed Susans attract the bees… and other bugs who take nibbles.  “She will feed you tomatoes and radio wires.” The garden is looking a bit chaotic. […]

These are a few of my favorite things: <b>The Swing Ride</b>

These are a few of my favorite things: The Swing Ride

Two things I love taking pictures of: 1) food. 2) amusement park rides. [These are a few if my favorite things: Swing Ride]

March of the Mermaids

March of the Mermaids

There is nothing that says summer more loudly, perhaps brashly, than Coney Island in Brooklyn. And on the first day of Summer, the day of the annual Mermaid Parade, a merfriend and I took the streets to join the masses of scantily-clad seamen and women, including […]

Welcoming Summer

Welcoming Summer

It’s summer! Unofficially. Time to get out there and bask in the sun… or at least to peek out a crack in the door. Winter veggies will soon give way to juicy summer fruits. New kitties are outside (meet Pinky) to enjoy. The sun enters […]

Last Weekend of My Summer Vacation

Last Weekend of My Summer Vacation

After a trip to the farmers market (and Williams Sonoma), it was time to test out the brand new grill pan. Fresh veggies transformed into smokey delicious charred delights, atop quinoa. A hands-off amazing meal. Speaking of fresh veggies, my plum tomatoes are almost ready […]

One Ingredient

One Ingredient

Summer is best with one-ingredient eats… Ok, maybe you need some olive and salt, too. candy cane beets. I am a skins-on beet-devotee. So I like making discs so I’m not overwhelmed with the fibrous skin. yellow carrots. I love roasting carrots because the different […]

Summer Here, Berries

Summer Here, Berries

Getting fresh, local berries from the farmers market is one of summer’s pure delights. Besides being the perfect snack, nabbing large quantities of a variety of berries promotes exploration in baking with berries! With blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries on hand, I wanted to utilize as […]

Acclimating to Summer

Acclimating to Summer

The lurking darkness that crept over me on Sunday afternoons has already been replaced with a light and airy feeling. For this teacher, summer is already in full swing. Brightly colored produce and food plans abound! Speaking of, did you ever see red scallion??I was […]

Summer Starts Now.

Summer Starts Now.

In late June, my morning train to Brooklyn coincides with the glorious sunrise. It’s a fantastic way to start the day. The recent “Super Moon” gave way to a Super Sun, a flaming pink sun whose expanded diameter blazed across pastel blots of morning colors. Summer […]

Summer Sweetness, And Some Bitter

Summer Sweetness, And Some Bitter

2-ingredient banana soft serve straight from the Vitamix! With a homemade hot fudge. Definitely worth an overheated blender. When The Electrician shows an interest in a cupcake, I need to deliver. Peanut butter creme-filled cupcakes with a thick chocolate buttercream. I can’t stop taking pictures […]

Time for the Beautiful Things

Time for the Beautiful Things

As we begin to tilt towards the sun and sunrise coincides to my morning train, I get to see fantastic colors in the sky. More beautiful things: Golden beets. Broccoli florets are sprouting up in my garden! I’m very excited. Fennel. I’ve never worked with […]