summer stock sunday

kayaking is summer fun and exercise


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This is Molly.  
She and her person were at Polished Beauty Bar 
last Sunday
 and 
I had to take her photo to share with you
 Below are a few I shot 
but 
Molly insisted on posing 'just so'.


Here are the ones that we didnt think were good enough.

foodie friday #5

this crab cake boat 
may or may not have 
contributed
 to the 
cornfield visit
 ... just sayin'... 
and
 the iced sweet tea? 
Delish.

my sky

Blue skies 
surround
one of my favorite places
 to 
shop: 
Bergdorf Goodman

edited to reflect my oops .. that is the top of the Plaza Hotel which is right next to/behind BG



Created by Dot, perfected by Tom, now hosted by Klaus and the Skywatch Tea, of Wren, Sylvia, Fishing Guy and Sandy at the Sky Command Center!

thursday in the hood


The other morning as I was crossing 42nd Street I looked up and saw this street sign Lincoln Highway.
I thought it might have been a prop from a movie but I was oh so wrong

Here's what I learned by Googling:

For more information about the Lincoln Highway and supporting its preservation contact the Lincoln Highway Association, P.O. Box 8117, St. Louis, MO 63156, www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/.
There are also several websites, the most authorative of which is James Lin's http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~jlin/lincoln/. We also recommend The Lincoln Highway -- Main Street Across America, by Drake Hokanson, Box 85639, Tucson, AZ 85754; (800) 367-9242.

You can also click on the words Lincoln Highway in the opening paragraph and learn more about the sign and its installation in Times Square.

summer stock sunday

Riverside Park Community Garden



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foodie friday #4

Guest chef Di, The Blue Ridge Gal, sent me this photo and recipe (check out her blog here)








Oh boy.... had to dig to find this, but there it was on top of the fridge in the ratty old basket I keep recipes in.  I brushed off the dust and here ya go:


Pistacio Bundt Cake

1 Yellow or White cake mix

Add and mix into cake mix until smooth.

1/2 Cup Oil
4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Water
Green Food Coloring (just a couple of drops)
1 Pkg. Pistacio Pudding Mix

Place 2/3 of batter into greased bundt pan. 

Add 3/4 cup Hershey's chocolate syrup to the remaining 1/3 batter. (We use the Special Dark Hershey's Syrup)
Mix
Pour over green batter which is already in the bundt pan and cut through with a knife to marble it.
Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.
Pour additional chocolate syrup over baked bundt cake to frost.  (I just drizzled it directly from bottle onto cake)

Nice moist cake and pretty for St. Pat's Day, Christmas, or any other holiday.  

Very yummy!

my sky

inspiring



Created by Dot, perfected by Tom, now hosted by Klaus and the Skywatch Team, of Wren, Sylvia, Fishing Guy and Sandy at the Sky Command Center!

thursday in the hood



I wasnt sure ... so I kept zooming in ... 
yup
Curious George is living on West 78 Street

summer stock sunday

corn, corn, corn and more corn
sort of makes one think of cornfields
well, 
some of us 
do



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foodie friday #3


This
applesauce bundt cake
was 
sooo good 
I believe
I ate almost all it. 
It was baked 
with love 
by 

my sky


I hope you are loving these water tower skies as much as I do ... 



For more skies, visit hosts/hostesses Sandy Carlson, Louise, Sylvia, Klaus, Wren, & Fishing Guy at the Sky Command Center!

thursday in the hood

this was one of the pianos that played a part in the recent Sing for Hope installation

summer stock sunday



Fresh locally grown corn at the
Farmer's Market 
moved from inside PS 77 schoolyard 
where it shared space with the GreenFlea
 out onto Columbus Avenue 
behind the Museum of Natural History
 .. lots more vendors 
and
 a shady place to 
shop and nosh





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foodie friday #2




My friend Mojo, who has contributed photos to themes here in the past, is not just a photographer, he is also a cook .. and he sent me this:


I've attached a couple of examples of my culinary prowess (to which Wendy will attest). Not your kinda eats I know, but for us omnivores... nom nom nom. The first is what I call Go To Hell Nacho Burgers which goes a bit like this:


A bunch of 93% lean ground beef
A couple of medium-to-large onions, medium diced
A green bell pepper medium diced
An assload of chili powder
A metric assload of Worcestershire sauce
Your salsa of choiceSome shredded cheese of your choice (my personal choice is a colby jack mix).
Mix up the ground beef, peppers, onions, chili powder and Worcestershire in a big bowl
Portion out in balls (your choice of size, mine are probably 3/4 pound or better)
Form into patties and grill to order
When you turn the burgers for the last time top with salsa and shredded cheese
Serve on Kaiser Rolls

Take the bows.








The second is even simpler. In fact, it's so simple I can't bring myself to give it a name.

Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage (I've tried others, but this one gets my vote for awesomeness)1 or 2 medium-to-large onions sliced into ribs
1 green bell pepper sliced into ribs (are you sensing a theme here?) enough olive oil to coat the veggies

Now here you have some options.  

I have a steel "grill wok" (seen in the photo) that I use for veggies, but you can do them on the stove or in a skillet on the grill or whatever.  I toss them around in the olive oil so they're coated since I'm doing them over open flame, but if you were doing them in a conventional skillet you'd want to use conventional saute technique.

Grill the sausage until done  Serve on hoagie rolls, topped with the onions and peppers and your choice of condiments (My personal fave is Emeril's Kicked Up Horseradish Stone Ground Mustard... BAM!)

I've had sex that wasn't this good.  For reals.



my sky

Looking east across 42nd Street



For more skies, visit hosts/hostesses Sandy Carlson, Louise, Sylvia, Klaus, Wren, & Fishing Guy at the Sky Command Center!

thursday in the hood


 Three Dancing Maidens, 
constructed in 1910 by the famed German Sculptor Walter Schott. 
(It is also known, somewhat less euphoniously, 
as the Untermeyer Fountain, after the family 
who presented it to the City in 1947).
Central Park