Saturday, September 20, 2014

Autumn in New York Foodie Friday

Yes, It's Foodie Friday on Saturday...

There has been some concern from my readers -- actually only one reader -- that my posts are getting sparse and my blogging days may be waning. That's not the case, but real life is getting in the way. Tonight, for the first time in four years I am actually entertaining and I've spent the last few days cleaning, decluttering, shopping and cooking. The cooking has been on the light side, but the rest has been intense. My Bible study group will be over tonight for dinner before the Selichot service. This service precedes the Jewish New Year, which starts next Wednesday. Our service is at 11:00 p.m. and we have a study session before that. I live only two blocks from our synagogue and in years past have had a dinner for the group before services. For the last three years I've been recovering from surgery, but this year, thankfully, I'm back to tradition. 

An oasis in the midst of Manhattan

I took a coffee break in the midst of my errands yesterday in one of my favorite building plazas. This tiny park is nestled between a number of apartment buildings and is a quiet place to read, have a cup of coffee or visit with a friend. It's also across the street from my gym, which is the building on the left. I had my coffee while I enjoyed looking at the mums and the waterfall. But I noticed the mums weren't the only planting that had been done for the fall. 

There was a wonderful border of pepper plants...

...and cabbages and more pepper plants. 

I've seen ornamental cabbages planted elsewhere in the city, but this is the first time I've seen them mixed with peppers. I never would have thought of it, but they look so bright and autumnal. 

On a different foodie note, I treated myself to my first pumpkin frozen yogurt of the season, and it was as good as I remembered. I've had my first pumpkin muffin, but haven't had pumpkin coffee yet. But soon, very soon...

 This was the sign at the frozen yogurt store that lured me inside. 

So grateful for another glorious almost-fall day. I hope you're enjoying the beauty of the season, too. 

As always, thanks for visiting and take good care!  
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