Monthly Archives: May 2018

Istanbul Grill, 14th Street, NYC

After visiting the new Whitney Museum of American Art, I had a taste for the lamb, rice, salad and pita special, with yogurt and red sauce, so I got a sidewalk seat at Istanbul Grill. The lamb was very yummy.

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Arugula flowers

I am back to Richmond and missed out on young arugula in the garden so I am using up the arugula on: a mixed salad of arugula leaves and flowers, fatouche, hummus and salsa and serrano ham, queso fresco and … Continue reading

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Sheezan Restaurant

I was walking down Church Street back to the WTC and saw the very crowded Sheezan Restaurant (183 Church) and ordered an inexpensive goat curry which was not very spicy but delicious. Plenty of meat to get off those goat … Continue reading

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Kielbasa, kraut and a pickle

Sunday, I was walking from the Met to meet a friend near Madison Square Garden and was dying for a brat so stopped by the 9th Avenue Food Festival for the second day in a row and settled for a … Continue reading

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Karl’s Octopus Balls

I just had to go out in the rain to get some Asian food at the 9th Avenue Food Fair and thought I would try Karl’s Balls of the Octopus variety (yakoyaki). The balls were crispy on the outside and … Continue reading

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Prato Bakery, Jersey City

I was doing laundry and wanted a cup of coffee but I stepped into a bit of Tuscany at Prato, an authentic Tuscan bakery, at 371 4th St. just off Newark Ave. They have moved Il Cantuccio from the west … Continue reading

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Cover crop for soil development

As an experiment to improve my backyard clay soil for fruit trees or other veggies, I planted a cover crop of mung bean (Vigna aureus), daikon radish (Raphanus sativus variety (cultivar) ‘Longipinnatus’) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). (Compost setup shown in … Continue reading

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