Stuff about food and food-related stuff
The third installment in the “Made by Hand” series featuring knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. I recommend watching this sucker in HD full screen mode.
My place of work is nestled along the river and landscaped with a wide variety of native trees. I often see people collecting grape leaves and berries and was inspired to make use of the scads of rosehips just outside my window.
My little garden experiment yielded mixed results. Although the fava beans were lost to aphids (and neglect), I produced beautiful two wonderful varieties of carrots: Dragon Purple and Belgian White. My Bull’s Blood beets are equally lovely and will be a nice addition to our Thanksgiving dinner.
Dan Walker hosted a small cocktail tasting party at Weczeria’s new location on Broadway Avenue. The capable, good natured (and patient) bartenders poured cocktails as we toasted the promising new space. I had best intentions of making notes about the cocktail list but suffice to say after enjoying the refreshing Outlook, feeling the Love, tasting Success, a surprising Singapore Sling and an Old Fashioned, my memory started to get a bit fuzzy. The 48 seat restaurant is excrutiatingly close to opening and I’m eager to post up at the bar for a meal. I’m excited to see what they will produce from the improved kitchen facilities and taste my homie Kyle’s cooking!
My mom continues her seamless transition into retirement with her latest agricultural project. The chicken coup has received a fresh lick of paint and all of the necessary furnishings to host a half dozen happy little chickens. They took their first brave steps outside last week where they are free to peck at grass, weeds and bugs to their heart’s content. I am the happy beneficiary and will be enjoying a steady supply of free range eggs all summer!
On the weekend I attended a feel good, community event promoting open pollinated and heirloom seed-saving, biodiversity and sustainable living (visit Seeds of Diversity for more info). With best intentions of planting a garden, I picked up some seeds including these fava beans. Bring on spring!