Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Still Feels Like Summer to Me

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!


Linda said...

It has been raining here in western NY and the temps have cooled down. Hang on, my friend, it's coming your way, smiles.😊

Little Wandering Wren said...

There is always something blissful about the later warm days, like an unpromised delight! Hey, that could be a good name for an ice cream. My favourite is salted caramel at the moment. It seems like it was worth the trip! Enjoy your upcoming busy time and happy travels.
Wren x

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm with you Ice Cream season is really never over. That was a very unusual flavor you had. We don't have anything like that one offered here. It feels summer like here this week too. Very unusual for us this time of year, but it's a blessing I'm enjoying to the fullest. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


the ice cream sounds yummy. it's always in season. it feels like summer here this week too.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I love ice cream and this summer we had three new local creameries open with the usual flavors but more gourmet choices. I love how you can taste before buying, I will certainly enjoy going on a virtual trip to the New York ice cream parlors (what we used to call them) with you.

Enjoy this beautiful weather. We certainly deserve it after the very hot and very wet summer that the east coast had this year.

Pam said...

Ice cream is great any time of year, and the one you chose sounds delicious. It's 85° here in Chicago area, supposed to be a high of 55° tomorrow, shorts one day, long pants the next. Happy end of summer!

Chatty Crone said...

I love ice cream - but I am not sure about those flavors. It is 90 here in GA! Where if fall?

Kerin said...

Wow! Sounds like that place has some very interesting ice cream flavours.
How fun to try different flavours of ice cream out, and visit new ice cream shops. Sounds like a great way to spend a day to me :)

We finally, finally got a break in our heat here. Tho, I was hoping for more rain than we received.
I'll take what rain we can get, and be thankful for it.

~Smiles :)

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Susie said...

Carol, I would to take an ice cream tasting tour. LOL. Well I have gone to Ben and Jerry's in Vermont....that was pretty good. Hope you are doing well. I hate for summer to go, but it left some heat behind.:):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie