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Mmmm beans and tomatoes and all sorts of good stuff from their yard. It’s bittersweet when fall comes and we have to start to say goodbye to summer, but hello to all this yummy stuff from their garden!

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What a great use of unused space, right? Take all the rooftops of the city, and imagine how much you could grow! We visited Brooklyn Grange‘s Queens location – the flagship farm on Northern Blvd – which is just a short distance from our home.

The kids loved searching for mint and other herbs (a challenge the farm stand attendant put them to as soon as they got to the roof). We happened to be there when a little ‘end of the farm apprentice season’ celebration was going on .. and watched chefs put together lunch in a ‘paleo-diet theme’, and Ezra loved studying how a DJ scratches a record.

Read more about the incredible process of turning a roof into a farm here.

first 3 pix © Donnelly Marks

first 3 pix © Donnelly Marks

© Donnelly Marks

 

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cannot. stop. eating. the. goods!

cannot. stop. eating. the. goods!

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After we went camping , we went to Saugerties to check out the town. We stopped into Lucky Chocolates for ice cream and discovered their fun collection of chocolate treats. While Zoe ate homemade blue berry ice cream, Ezra loved checking out cases of chocolate nuts and bolts, dogs and cats, horses, shoes and they even had pretty little crystal cream flowers in a variety of colors. When we were seated outside the kids loved viewing the miniature amusement park in the store front window … while the parents nibbled on salted caramel covered in dark chocolate – yum!

Have a great, safe and dry 4th of July!
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Some time ago my husband and I saw an episode of Best Food Ever and discovered this restaurant that started as a mobile food truck. When we heard that Clover was started by vegetarians who wanted to ‘show the world that vegetarian food could taste good’ – my curiosity was definitely piqued. (Oh, had I mentioned I’ve gone from being a life-long carnivore to a vegetarian in the last couple months, due to some revelations by Mark Bittman of the New York Times ? More on that later.)
Clover didn’t disappoint. Not only is the stationary food lab located on the cutest street in Harvard Square – but everything is fresh and prepared in front of you. (Their trucks usually hit all the weekday lunch spots around offices in Boston.) My husband was pretty nuts about all the new technology involved in ordering (waiter with an iphone keys in your order and swipes your credit card, and live menus on LCD tvs that update in minutes how quickly you’ll get your food.) The kids loved making drawings for the walls and checking out the veg and herb garden on the second floor. The chickpea fritter platter was so yummy that we returned the next morning for their pop-overs and breakfast sandwiches. And Zoe loved the peanutbutter, honey and banana pockets. Yum!




mmmm super fresh coffee in the morning!

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