The Heart of Winter

February 15, 2013

Last weekend we saw our first significant snowfall in awhile. There’s nothing quite like waking up on a Saturday morning and venturing through the neighborhood as the sledders, skiers and snowshoers come out and transform Central Park into a great outdoor adventure. Feeling a bit lazy by the afternoon, I pulled together a meal for the apartment to enjoy thanks to Zabars. It included a couple pastas to warm us up– pesto and three cheese with mushrooms, our favorite rosemary bread with sun-dried tomato tofu spread and a side of asparagus.

Sun-dried tomato tofu spread

Sun-dried tomato tofu spread

Pesto pasta and asparagus

Pesto pasta and asparagus

Rosemary Bread

Rosemary Bread

Three cheese and mushroom pasta

Three cheese and mushroom pasta

 

Pesto pasta

Pesto pasta

Upper West Side

Upper West Side

Rosemary bread with sun-dried tomato tofu spread

Rosemary bread with sun-dried tomato tofu spread

 

 


 


 

 

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With the flowers blooming all across Central Park, taking an enjoyable walk home is a far better option than the subway. The sun was setting to create a beautiful golden light on the cherry blossoms, lilac gardens and midtown’s skyline. After all that walking, why not take the time for a quick snack. Local favorites of mine include breads from Sarabeth’s and Ciao Bella’s Green Tea gelato from the new foodie shop in town– Gastronomie 491, that is part cafe part gourmet market.

Happy Weekend! I’m heading Upstate for Easter, so be sure to check back soon for all the holiday menus! x

Green Tea Gelato

Central Park

Green Tea Gelato

Sarabeth's breads

Sarabeth's raisin bread

Trees in bloom