Some images from our long holiday weekend from instagram: we used my cousin’s lovely china for our thanksgiving meal, and outside (finally! at the end of November!) our Japanese Maple turned a fire engine red. The weather was so balmy on the day after Thanksgiving that we took our cousins to Flushing Meadow Park – where we rode the Cobra-coaster and ran around the World’s Fair Globe. Then a reprieve from turkey: some tacos from Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona! (I’m only regretful that I didn’t get a shot of the perfect turkey meal that my husband spearheaded… it was so tasty).
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Posted in Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, Corona, family, Flushing Meadow Park, foliage, holidays, kids, Nixtamal Tortilleria, November, parenting, Queens, roller coaster, tacos, thanksgiving, World's Fair on November 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged asian culture and life, dumplings, Flushing, food, New World Mall, NY, NYC, Queens, ramen, soups, udon on October 20, 2015 | 3 Comments »
Our synagogue is in the middle of what is now a large, thriving Chinatown. We love going to the New World Mall which has at least 3 floors of all the possible Asian foods you could possibly want. Just near our table we found Korean-Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese dishes to choose from. Check out the choices here. I hope to make this a regular habit ..
Posted in Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, chinatown, eating with kids, eats, ice cream factory in chinatown, kids, Little Italy, Manhattan, New York travel, NYC, parenting, tostados, visitors to the city, weekend fun on September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment »
The nicest thing about our friends coming in from London (aside from playing all day) is that they force us to look at parts of the city that we haven’t seen in awhile. For example: Chinatown in Manhattan (instead of the one in Queens) and Little Italy. I had no idea there was so much great art painted on the lamp posts and outdoor areas in lower Manhattan lately! And of course we love exposing Tessa to all our favorite eats – including one real close to home at the farmer’s market. We miss you guys already!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Food Adventures, Parenting, tagged children, end of summer, fun, Goshen Connecticut, Goshen Fair, kids climbing, little pigs, livestock, state fair food, summer fair, summertime on September 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged animals, barn, chicken farm, children, Connecticut, Cornwall, eggs, farm, farm fresh, kids, livestock, nature, parenting on September 18, 2015 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged beaches, brussels sprouts, Cahoon Hollow Beach, Cape Cod, children, family vacation, galleries, kids, parenting, Provincetown, summer, The Canteen, Wellfleet on September 15, 2015 | 2 Comments »
There’s nothing like finding new beaches to explore while the summer is still soldiering on. While making our way to the tip of The Cape we explored Cahoon Hollow Beach – and its glorious sand dunes. We then made our way to Provincetown to explore the galleries and eat at the AMAZING Canteen Restaurant. I can’t stop craving their glazed brussels sprouts and fish tacos .. and of course I am always missing New England dishes like scallops, lobster, and stuffed quahogs like my dad use to make. We then finished the day off with a night swim in the pool back at Auntie Betty’s place. Perfect!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged children, food, history, kids, Massachusetts, Native American groups of the east coast, parenting, pilgrims, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Mass, thanksgiving, travel on September 11, 2015 | 1 Comment »
Ah finally we got to go to a place that I remember so fondly as the ‘school field trip’ location of my youth! When I was young we regularly went here (and to Sturbridge Village) – so often that I felt as if I had both memorized. But a lot has changed since then. It was a hot day, and I’m happy my kids made it through without too much complaint.
We arrived on a day when they had a demonstration of cooking/baking in the 1680s – and they pointed out that since wheat and sugar were rarely plentiful, a cake or ‘butter pie’ like the one seen below was an extra special treat. I was fascinated to learn that part of the reason why people back in England kept rumoring Plimoth as a ‘paradise’ was largely due to the fact that the pilgrims could eat whatever they caught. According to the actors at the site – swan, deer, pheasants etc were game that – when captured back in England – was considered the King’s property and only he could eat it. Who knew? The thought that our country may’ve been started largely based on the culinary boredom of English eaters kind of makes me giggle…