Setting things up...
As most of you know, I moved to New York early January of this year. After temporary residency at my friends place, to staying with family when I first arrived, I finally settled in my own home in Prospect Park Brooklyn just a few months ago. I was caught up with a busy schedule when I first moved in for months, but now finally exploring my neighborhood. I'm thrlled to have a kitchen space where I can test recipes again, and throw random dinner parties + just going to the park to have picnis with friends. Yes, this is why I am here. This is why I need to be here. Prospect Park. My new home.
So I have some extra time on my hands at the moment, and will be taking advantage of 'Sarah's Holiday+Food Research' to a different level. Time to get my hands dirty again in the kitchen, outside, and at restaurants...seriously.
TheFarm on Adderley is a great local farm-to-table spot in Ditmus Park/Kensington area which is a 15 minute walk from my place on Cortelyou Road. To the right-Smoked pollack cake with sunnyside egg, harissa mayo. It was perfect with a glass of Italian white.
Local wine shop on Cortelyou where you can walk out with great bottles for under $10!
Exploring my neighborhood, I finally had a chance to stop by the Flatbush Food Coop on Cortelyou Rd. Open to the public, and memberships are only $25/year in which you get 3% off your bill each time you shop. Members are not required to work shifts, which is great~
The lunch prepared for my girlfriends with the goods I picked up from the coop: Roasted baby carrots with honey, olive oil, salt, pepper+kale salad with figs, avocado, balsamic vinaigrette dressing (main dish not photographed). Great way to spend a summer afternoon!
Brooklyn's most beautiful Prospect Park. I live 1.5 blocks away from this park, and I get blown away each and every time I peek in. Running is not my forte. However, until I get a proper bike I will do whatever it takes to get myself in there. So my morning 'runs' are more like moring 'walks', with a quick sprint here and there. I don't think I even get my heart rate up, so not sure how effective my work out is, haha.
Secret obsession with tea towels and linens...let's just say this is just one of the many full baskets in my apartment. I'm one of those people that likes to 'have my things in place'. During my residency in Seoul for 3 years, I just couldn't wait until I was able to reunite with the little things that make me happy. Yes, I'm a strange one:)
The lamp that made it to Brooklyn (photo on left). It almost didn't make it when I was getting all my furniture sent over here from Chicago, as my mom nearly donated this. A photographer friend of mine made this by hand (the welding included!) back in 2002, and you can see photos of her and her family throughout the lamp. It's just one of those things that will always be in my furniture inventory. How can you let this go???
So as you can see I'm just settling in...more recipes and photo recaps to come!