The impending hurricane had us scurrying to a local supermarket in Jeffersonville, New York to gather some goods before we headed back to Park Slope. As suggested by camp officials, we brought our daughter home from French Woods one day early. "What to eat?" we asked ourselves, if we're to lose electricity during the storm. "Beans, "I said to my husband. "I'll make some beans." "You can't," he replied, "nor can you make your morning coffee." (Our oven needs a jolt of electricity to work.) "Wow, I thought." Our daughter doesn't eat fish and we can't heat anything up, so what does one eat, I muttered, as we sauntered up and down the aisles. I really had to laugh as we pulled baked beans off the shelf (cold? could be good!); canned corn, breakfast cereal, peanut butter, applesauce, mandarin oranges, and spaghettiOs. Yes, we did. Other tastes of the week included:
Fabulous gelato at Grom in the New York's Greenwich Village: espresso gelato and crema di Grom (with nubbins of corn biscuits and shaved chocolate). A great marriage of flavors. Luxurious texture.
Such a delicious feijoada and pernil (roast pork) -- washed down with a couple of glasses of pinot noir-like Zweigelt (from Austria) at Samba Cafe in Jeffersonville, New York. More about that tomorrow!
Two wonderful salads at our daughter's camp! (French Woods for the Performing Arts.) Roasted sweet potato and white bean salad (with a touch of vinegar and curry), and one of best couscous salads I've had. Will try to get the recipe -- will feed 800!
A great seasonal summer tomato salad with buffalo mozzarella, wood-fired olives, and a credible Pizza Margherita at the Park Slope hotspot, Franny's.
Robust, savory, yum cannelloni filled with lamb and some unknown (but knowable) pungent cheese at Tarallucci e Vino on East 18th Street in NY.
Good white-and-yellow corn on the cob from Key Food. Really.
And...a great, rare burger at Slainte (Irish bar) on the Bowery. Decent house red. Cheap. Good fries.