I’ve jumped on the kale bandwagon, right after all the trendy-foodies, health-nuts and a bunch of others did. I bought my first “thing” of kale a couple of months ago, from the farmers market in Williamsburg. A shit load for two bucks. I just fried it in a pan with some olive oil, and some salt. It was addictive, or maybe it was the salt talking, but now actually crave it when i go out to dinner, or when I’m thinking of what to whip up at home, and doesn’t take too long to make. Plus the shit is amazing for you, of course better without salt.
I came across a simple, and I mean simple recipe for kale chips. Good to hear as they charge up to ten bucks for a smallish bag of them at your nearest Whole Foods. All you do is toss the kale in olive oil, throw some salt in there, pop it in the oven for twenty minutes at 350 and bam, kale chips. Recipe/steps by A Desert Fete.
Meanwhile my sister who can be categorized as a health-nut kale fan keeps sending my a bunch of kale salad recipes which all sounds amazing. Like this one by Fresh365.
Photo Credit: Fresh 365
Recently I’ve been having some superb weekends (like the weekend before last’s pool party) and this weekend was no exception as it was Mackenzie’s brithday evening of surprises (from me). It began with a night at the Ace Hotel in my favorite named New York hood NoMad. It’s easily the best thought out, curated, and run hotel I’ve ever stayed at. Easily. I totally reccommend it, and really can’t wait to go back.
After some relaxation I got a pair of Shakespeare in the Park tickets for Friday’s showing of All’s Well That Ends Well as part two of the birthday evening. If you get the chance to grab tickets you’ll be amazed at the quality of the production.
Before the show we had an hour to kill so we strolled around Central Park. Because of the chance of rain, the park was dead. The mist/fog made the skyline disappear and it felt like we were back in the burbs.
Also, had some time to make a quick gif before the show.
Following Shakespeare we grabbed some food at The Breslin, located in the Ace Hotel. I enjoyed my first Lamb Burger with a side of fries. It was the richest meat I’ve ever had. I could have been happy with half of it. Mackenzie snagged mussels which would generally be my go-to.
Of course we woke up to some delicious Stumptown Coffee, and enormous macarons. After that it was back to reality.
This cookbook found it’s way into my hands and I have to say if you’re going to own one cookbook for the next whatever amount of years it should be this guy. From front to back this cookbook has me drooling with easy appetizers, salads, meat and vegetarian dishes and of course desserts. This book of simple recipes with a short list ingredients making for limited steps, plus the recent re-watch of Ratatouille has me on a real cooking kick. Purchase it on Amazon and it’s on sale for $18.96, and it will pay you back very quickly with great meal after great meal.