Apple Month Warmth

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Adam and I are trying to use every last bit of warmth from the summer and we spent the weekend doing city things and walking our hearts out.  Also eating dessert daily, a habit that we reeeeally need to put the kibosh on once we’re hibernating through winter.

Saturday we took the train into the city and walked 30+ blocks up through Central Park.

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We went to a few spots in the park that we hadn’t ever seen before, which was fun.  But the way back to the train we did take the straight route down Lexington/Madison Ave because Central Park’s “Ramble” is very fittingly named.

Sunday we were even further north – The Bronx Zoo.

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That’s a carousal selfie.  We were there from 10 – 4, whew!

breakfast

Giant coffee from 7-11 with Almond Joy creamer.

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The weird photo angle is because my entire desk was papered in protected health information.  Last week was crazy busy at work.  On Thursday I didn’t get more than 5 feet away from my desk until 4:30 pm.

Pb&j with green beans and apple slices.

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With cold brew from Caffeino, a cute coffee spot in Astoria.

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The coffee was roasty and smooth and the shop is right along the drive to our train so you’ll definitely be seeing that cup again.

Cold brew with chocolate milk.

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Meh, to both parts.

lunch

Packed lunch for work.  Chobani cinnamon pear yogurt with pomegranate seeds and Heritage Flakes.

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Plus an apple that I picked myself!  Our orchard haul has been quite tasty.  The yogurt was only ok though, not a flavor I would buy again.

Packed lunch for the zoo.  Turkey sandwiches with carrots and applesauce.

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Plus we bought iced coffee, of course.

A trip to Bluestone Lane’s Upper East Side location – an Austrian coffee spot housed in a gorgeous church.

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We got a flat white and an Aussie iced coffee and both were thick and creamy and amazing.

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And split an avocado smash.

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Yum.  Amazingly, this was the first time either of us had tried avocado toast.

Dessert was a mini sundae from Sprinkles.

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Salted caramel ice cream and marshmallow chocolate cupcake.

dinner

Roasted green beans and French bread baked with Smart Balance and light sharp cheddar.

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Plus the last of the Coco SuperSeedz.

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I wasn’t super hungry because I went to Four &Twenty Blackbirds with a friend after work.

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Salted caramel apple!  With espressos that we were less impressed with than the pie.

Saturday night I made a frittata from Cooking Light.

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It took forever because I added a million vegetables to it and I snacked while I cooked.

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40 minutes later (the directions said 10 minutes!)…

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Frittata stuffed with roasted zucchini, arugula, and browned mushrooms and topped with swiss and gruyere cheese and mini heirloom tomatoes.

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Plus arugula salad dressed in honey, evoo, and lavender salt, with sharp cheddar, pecans, and pomegranate.

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I burnt the bottom of the pie but at least after some careful trimming it was still delicious.

Sunday night we ate Chipotle bowls which I forgot to take a picture of but you’ve seen an embarrassing amount of time before.  With apple ciders.

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And unseasonable froyo.

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Pumpkin pie yogurt with Nutella and crunchy chocolate things.  I think I’m ready for October, cold and all!

4 thoughts on “Apple Month Warmth

  1. Avocado toast is the.best.thing.ever. I ate it every day for breakfast when I was home, on fresh sourdough, with lashings of Sriracha and tons of pink salt and pepper. I die. It’s so hard to find avocados in Korea. It’s a travesty 😥

      • Haha, ehhh … I’m used to it! Just promise you and Adam will eat more avo toasts in my honor? Such a terribly,awful request, I know 😉 Happy Almost Birthday! My third decade has been amazing, and I know it will be the same for you! Cheers, strangerfriend! ♥

  2. Pingback: Goodbye, Apple Month | Eating Chalk

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