After checking out Ezra’s march around the block I had to race to Zoe’s school to see her and her friends in their costumes, having a little feast of fruit! She inadvertently picked a book character as well … she was ‘Pinkalicious‘ for a day. And later joined her brother for the Jackson Heights Halloween Parade – to march down our main street and collect candy.
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, costumes, feast, halloween, health, holiday, kids, nutrition, preschool, princesses, Queens, school, teachers on November 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged Brooklyn, chicken, children, food, kids, parenting, pier 5, scooting, Smorgasburg, waffles on October 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Remember we ran into Smorgasburg here and here? The Smorgasburg trend is spreading … and we are glad it is! We gorged on chicken and waffles (Uncle Anthony’s idea) – some fish and chips for the kids, steak sandwiches and shrimp spring rolls. Washed it all down with mango lemonade – yum! – and then on to more scooting. We are hoping that by showing them all this good food, they’ll crave some more and will come back again and visit.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged 84th street, best NYC pizza, children, eggplant rollatini, homemade Italian food, kids, Manhattan, Museum of Natural History NYC, parenting, pizza, Theodore Roosevelt, upper west side, vegetarian food on October 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Hamptons, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged autumn, children, corn maze, donuts, fall, fun, go karts, Hamptons, Hank's, harvest, kids, parenting, pumpkin picking, spice, tomatoes, train on October 11, 2013 | 1 Comment »
I’m pretty disappointed that we couldn’t return to the Hamptons Barn (where my husband and I were married, and where we have frolicked with family and friends in past summers). We had a summer full of work, and Jewish holidays came earlier this year.. making it near impossible to get out there for tomato season (and ya know how I love my tomatoes!) We did however try like h*ll to get out there for some pumpkin picking – although this year was not as warm as Octobers of the past so we really felt like we were harvesting crops before the winter cold comes! Hank’s warm Pumpkin Spice Donuts really hit the spot when it’s cold outside.
Have a lovely weekend!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged al fresco, beans, Bronx, children, cooking, figs, flavor, gardens, home life, italian food, jalapenos, kids, outdoors, parenting, peppers, vegetables., Westchester, wine, Yonkers on October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment »
If you remember a while back my brother married in Florida. His wife Tricia has a family who lives not too far from us near Yonkers, NY. They invited us to sit in their garden and eat a lunch like they do when they spend their summers in Italy: al fresco. The tomatoes were amazing – and their garden has copious amounts of little peppers that Ezra insisted on eating right off the plant (and then drinking a gallon of milk to take the burn out!) Tricia’s dad was so impressed that he wants to “keep him for a week” to help with gardening and to enjoy the vegetables; an invitation that E will never turn down! And Zoe loved eating figs right off of the tree.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Crafting, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged autumn, Bethel Woods, children, Civil War reenactment, corn maze, crafting, end of summer, fall, fresh produce, Harvest Festival, hay stack maze, hippies, kettle corn, kids, music, peace sign, pumpkins, tomatoes, travel with kids, wood bowls, Woodstock on September 13, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
After our weekend at Audrey and Etta’s grandparent’s house, we hit the Bethel Woods Harvest Festival on the way back to the city. It feels a little early to be collecting pumpkins but the kids loved running through a corn maze (and straw maze for the littlest ones). It seemed fitting that we made peace sign jewelry since we were so close to Woodstock – and the tomatoes and kettle corn were YUM.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged Catskills, children, fishing, garden, gardening with kids, kids, mint, nature, parenting, plants, pond, s'mores, travel, Vacation on September 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We’ve had a fun and fortunate summer .. fortunate in that many of our friends have invited us to peaceful retreats to the country. And it couldn’t come at a better time since there’s constant noise and smells (and today crazy heat!) coming from the busy street below our city apartment! Etta and Audrey had us out to their grandparents’ house where the kids could run through grass, play on swings and fish at the VERY local pond. Ezra and Zoe couldn’t get enough of their plants and the garden, where Ezra invented ‘chocolate mint sandwiches’ (basically the leaves from the chocolate-mint plant folded into a triangle and eaten right there by the garden.) Audrey loves to wear her bunny ears and hop around – heck I love the ears too. And of course there was a session of s’more making at night – how could we go without one?
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Cornwall, Holidays, Parenting, Rainy days, Travel, tagged children, cooking, Cornwall CT, end of summer, figs, fishing, fun, grilling, kids, Labor Day, lake, paella, rain on September 9, 2013 | 1 Comment »
End of the summer, trying to play on the lake in the rain, Loren created a humongous paella, fishing, figs from Megan’s yard, and Zoe cannot seem to take her mind off that nest swing. She wants to swing in it all day! Her feet hanging out of the front… slays me. The level of cuteness is ridiculous.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Crafting, Parenting, tagged birthday, boys, Bruder trucks, kids, lemon cake, losing a tooth, parenting, stuffed animals, sweets, turning 7 on August 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I made a lemon cake, with lemon icing and spelled his name out in blueberries (of course he ate only the fruit and left the cake to his sweet-obsessed sister). He got a new Bruder truck and he and his sister surprised ME – by putting tiny party hats on their ‘friends’ in the bedroom: