I think Vermeer would agree. I know the Girl with a Pearl is enjoying her ice cream cone.
I've been taking pictures of every pumpkin and pumpkin food I can find in anticipation of my first autumn post. But it was a very pleasant and balmy 77 degrees today. The weather was just about the same yesterday and tomorrow's forecast is also the high seventies. I did wear a sweater for a few days last week, but this week still feels like summer to me.
Since it feels like summer, I'm going to enjoy a few more summer days. The actual summer was hot and I didn't do all the things I'd hoped to do, so I'm enjoying summer fun, even though it's October.
Not that I need warm weather for a reason to eat ice cream, but warm weather encourages my ice cream cravings. One of my plans for the summer was to get to Odd Fellows Ice Cream Co. in the East Village. It takes a little planning -- either a subway and a bus, two subways or a combination of transit modes and a lot of walking -- to get there. I chose the latter and I wasn't disappointed.
This cute monkey greeted me
I had a difficult time choosing a flavor. There are twelve flavors and as good as I am sure the vanilla tastes, I wanted to try something more unusual. I felt the same about rum raisin and coffee crunch. The server recommended Saffron Passionfruit sorbet, but after a taste I went with toasted sesame nutella. Nutella was the deciding factor, but the toasted sesame was a great addition.
This scoop was definitely worth the trip to the East Village.
If anyone is visiting from out of town and wants to take a fun trip to East 4th Street, or anyone local that wants to join my ice cream sampling project, I'm eager for another visit. What ice cream sampling project, you may ask. It's the project I've just created. New York has become the home of a good number of gourmet ice cream shops. I've only tried a few, but I haven't been disappointed with any of the ice cream I've tasted. I'm hoping to try a different shop every month and of course, I will report on my discoveries. Ice cream fans, you're invited to join me.
My relaxed summer schedule has come to an end. Without any special effort my calendar is filling up, and for the most part, it's all good things. In addition to my regular yoga, walking and strength training, there are visits from friends from out of town, museum going, and getting ready for my trip to Tennessee in two weeks. My other project is repair of my living room wall. I came home last week to discover a hole in the wall from the renovation next door and this week it's being patched and next week it will be painted.
As ever, thanks for visiting. Hope to bringing you pumpkins and autumn soon!