Looking For Inspiration And Sorry No Recipes…….
When I want inspiration I go no further than the neighborhood I live in. Walking around and talking to people, looking at the shops and restaurants, visiting the farmers market on a Saturday morning all serve as a source of inspiration for me. Every morning I walk Percy and we are out for an hour and a half to two hours. It’s a long slow walk and has become a morning ritual. He decides which way to go and we never go the same way 2 days in a row. It’s hysterical.
This week is going to be very busy, I wanted to give you all a little something, sorry no recipes or cooking I simply have too much going on. Today and tomorrow I am prepping for a big community meeting which will take place tomorrow evening and then again on Thursday evening. On Saturday I was chosen by Air bnb to hold the banner at the finish line of the Brooklyn Half Marathon, and then on Sunday my friend and I are taking our dogs to Bark Fest. In between I am working at my real job, hosting air bnb guests that are staying with me and then there is the stuff that we all do daily, shopping, cleaning etc…
It has been pretty crazy around here, lots going on in the neighborhood, we are fighting the DOT regarding sweeping and ridiculous changes they want to make to the beautiful streets in our neighborhood which will result in major traffic nighmares on my block. We organized a town hall meeting at a local church last Thursday to prepare for the community board meeting this Tuesday. We are getting letters, petitions, affidavits whatever we can but fighting city hall is hard especially with the current administration. We had about 200 people come to the meeting, it was standing room only. I spent the better part of Sunday working with my neighbors to put together notebooks with petitions, letters from the community and other information to hand out to our electeds and community board. Tomorrow, Tuesday is the big meeting and it should be rowdy and loud and contentious. This is going on all over the city and is a hotly contested issue, even Woody Allen has gotten involved.
I went to the farmers market this morning and inspiration fell flat, sort of. I really hoped to see stands full of vegetables, fruits, strawberries etc and there was almost nothing there. Some apples left over from the Fall, some vegetables, herbs and flowers in pots.
So I bought some basil since mine has died, some flowers and I found some nice looking cherry tomatoes, asparagus and cucumbers.
I also bought some flowers, geraniums, pansies and others that I thought were pretty. On my way home I stopped at a dear friends house, she is a big time animal lover like me and she told me should bought Percy a gift. She had a little hat custom made on Etsy and I went to pick it up. What a great gift, thank you so much Morrissa.
I was really hoping to be blown away with inspiring stands full of fruit and vegetables that I would use to make something wonderful for Fiesta Friday. Instead of cooking I planted the flowers and put the basil in the same pot as the basil that has a DNR, pretty sad looking.