stew and a history lesson.

26 Jan

squash stew

Since I’m going to New York city tomorrow (see below), I needed to get rid of everything perishable in the fridge. And so: butternut squash, zucchini, tofu plus lentils, canned tomatoes, chipotle, and various spices. Plus kale chips on top.

New obsession: kale chips.

The invention of kale chips:

While marveling at the numerous health benefits of kale and other leafy greens, someone thought, “Hm… there must be a way to make this unhealthy.” This person tossed kale in olive oil and baked them and topped them with salt. And thus the kale chip was born. And from then on it was the preferred way to make kale since it involved oil and salt.

Anyways, I’m gong to NYC tomorrow to visit my friend. Does anyone have suggestions of we should go? I will be there for a little over two days.

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4 Responses to “stew and a history lesson.”

  1. Beth January 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    You’ll want to find stuff that is not too far, because even with the subway it can take some time to get around, and cabs add up. Do you remember when we went when you were a kid and we went to St. Patrick’s and you lit a candle for fish-fish? anyway, you are well beyond all that now.

    36 hours in NYC (they do these for lots of cities): http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/north-america/united-states/new-york/new-york-city/overview.html?scp=2&sq=&st=tcse (NYTimes.com).

    New York Magazine (nymag.com) has a whole section on cheap NY. http://nymag.com/urban/guides/nyonthecheap/

    Yelp has some help: http://www.yelp.com/list/being-cheap-in-nyc-nyc-new-york

    TimeOut, the London weekly mag we have used, has one for NYC. This is the cheap restaurants for 2010. http://newyork.timeout.com/restaurants-bars/restaurants/80798/cheap-eats-in-new-york-city-2010

  2. Christina January 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    I’m visiting my sister in February and she just sent me this list. I am not familiar with any of these personally though:

    Restaurants

    Dinner
    Sripaphi (supposedly best thai food in the world)
    Co (best pizza in NYC, it’s a fancy pizza place)
    La Esquina (super exclusive mexican restaurant)
    Blue Hill (farm-to-table restaurant)
    Dirt Candy (I’ve never been but it’s supposed to be fancy vegetarian food)

    Brunch
    Norma’s at Le Meridien
    Jane
    Essex

    Museums
    PS1
    The Frick
    MoMA
    Met
    Guggenheim

    Other things
    Chelsea Market
    Highline
    Brooklyn

    Hope this helps!

    • Lorraine January 30, 2011 at 11:02 am #

      Well I got to the Met, Chelsea Market, and the Highline and I had the “best pizza in New York” somewhere else haha. I wish I had more time!

  3. Christina January 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    Also my sister misspelled “SriPraPhai” and I don’t think it’s that easy to get to anyway :\

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