Sustainable Sunday: Picnic in Central Park

There is a farmer’s market happening somewhere in NYC everyday of the week. I stopped by Tucker Square this week and found a surprising array of fruits, veggies, breads, and cheeses. Walking around Manhattan with a tote bag stuffed with spring onions, patty pan squash, lettuce, tomato, and baguette bread made me feel like a genuine resident.

Back at Jessica’s apartment, I assembled a salad. Lately I’m loving combining warm and cold ingredients in salad. Here we have some sauteed patty pan squash and spring onion on a bed of lettuce. That’s it, no need for a recipe, or even dressing if you season with salt and pepper. The salad and I walked to Central Park to enjoy some sunshine and people watching. There were a number of underwear clad sunbathers, dogs in shoes, and little turtles.

New York highlights so far: cocktails on the rooftop at the Met, a ballet at Lincoln Center, and Indian food in a deliciously cramped box car lined with millions of Christmas lights.

Happy Sustainable Sunday!

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4 thoughts on “Sustainable Sunday: Picnic in Central Park

  1. Did New Yorkers really sunbathe in their underwear? It sounds like you are having an awesome time – I love seeing you figure out how to apply your cooking principles into an entirely new place – miss you!!!!

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  2. I’m totally digging mixing warm and cold ingredients in salads right now. I’m doing it with pasta salads as well. I love the idea of using squash. I’d steared clear of it lately but this makes me want to try it ASAP. I can’t wait to catch up on everything else you’ve been doing!

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