I am literally so, so afraid to get my next Con Ed bill – my a/c has been on non-stop and really, there’s no relief in sight. I ran 7 miles bright and early this morning in Central Park and seriously sweat about 10 pounds off because of the humidity. Still, a fab way to start the day 🙂
Crews were setting up for tonight’s New York Philharmonic concert on the Great Lawn in the park – it starts at 8:00 p.m. and it’s free! Hopefully the predicted thunderstorms will hold off – stuff like this provides great I heart NYC moments, if you ask me.
I was starrrving when I got back from my run, and recently renewed my love for Kashi Go Lean cereal – so delicious – mixed with Heart to Heart, organic strawberries and almond milk.
I’m a little reluctant to admit that I’m temporarily tired of PB&J, so I mixed it up yesterday for lunch (yay me!) and had some delicious roasted turkey, cucumbers, romaine and horseradish mustard (more on this in a bit) on whole wheat.
And another sign of summer that I love, fresh cantaloupe.
I buy whole cantaloupes, chop them up, and store chunks in the fridge. It last a good couple of days and is MUCH cheaper than buying the pre-cut stuff. Probably way more fresh too. cantaloupes are on sale at Whole Foods this week too – $2 each!
The workday was actually a decent one for a Monday, and I spent a chunk of it finishing a presentation I’m giving to our interns. Hopefully it’ll make sense and I’ll sound like I know what I’m talking about (whether I actually do is still up for debate) 🙂 Interns make me feel old…
I had some left over honey balsamic bean salad for dinner with half a whole wheat pita and extra veggies. It was delicious, and I’ve definitely come to the conclusion that thyme is an acquired taste, and even though I still think it smells like ass, I’m starting to warm to the flavors.
So, I’ve just booked a plane ticket to my hometown of Buffalo, NY (did you know, it snows there??) next month for a visit. I usually only visit twice a year, and even though I lived there for 18 years before hightailing it out of there moving away for college, I’m always reminded of the interesting, unique food choices when I go back.
A prime example is the mustard I used on my sandwich today – Weber’s horseradish mustard.
Mmmm, just a whiff of this stuff will both clear out your sinuses and make your mouth water! Great on sandwiches and with pretzels, meats and cheeses. I’m not sure why it can’t really be found (at least not by me) outside of the Buffalo area, but the rest of the world is missing out! I’m lucky to receive special FedEx packages every once in a while to keep me in supply.
Question: Does your hometown have any unique food items you can’t get anywhere else?
Question: Favorite condiment?