Monday, October 29, 2012

Eating Omily: This Alternative Message Brought to you by Sandy

I'm afraid there won't be any Farmer's Market Magic in NYC today.  Even they are subject to hurricanes, after all, and are closed until further notice.  I did get some fun pictures of bees hovering excitedly over New York concord grapes on Friday!
If you're afraid of honeybees, hanging out around berries and grapes at the Farmer's Market is a great way to learn they're docile creatures who you have a lot in common with.  Look at these little guys happily buzzing on grape juice!  They will completly ignore you no matter how close you get to them, and if you don't believe me, consider that I didn't use the zoom to take this picture.  The crate in that picture is the one to buy.  Always go for the one the bees like best.  Give it a gentle shake to avoid bringing any stowaways on the train with you.

On Friday we carved our jack-o-lantern at long last!  He came out pretty cute, especially once we lit the candle in him.

There's been a lot of fuss thanks to Sandy about getting to a grocery store to stock up on non-perishable foods and water.  Well, here's a free public service announcement from me to you: water comes out of your tap for free, and you'll only need your food to not perish for a week at most, so buy some hearty greens, some dried beans, and maybe extra bread and milk.  You'll be fine.  In case the power goes out and your tap stops working, turn it on now, and fill up large containers in your home with drinking water, and your tub with toilet-flushing water.  Srsly.

We were in line at the grocery yesterday with some local greens, almond milk (all out of organic cows' milk), and dried beans, and our fellow hurricane-survivers were loaded down with carts full of chips and two liters of pop.  Come on, you guys.  I can get behind the cases of beer.  I mean, we are going to be stuck indoors for a while, but really, your junk food supply is what you're worried about??  Ah well, we'll change the world one Farmer's Market foray at a time!

I was going to have a really sweet post with gorgeous pictures of incredible food...but our Dia del los Muertos Party had to be postponed when the MTA shut down the subway preemptively, so that'll have to wait.  If we find ourselves getting creative in the kitchen after being stuck in the house too long, I will definitely be updating!

UPDATE 5:30: Hot cocoa on a cold, rainy, windy day?  Yes, please!  With a finger of bourbon, and a chipotle cinnamon dark chocolate drop melted in??  Who minds hurricanes??


~em

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