June 5th, 2008

Market Stalking, by Sara

Yesterday I made a date with myself to go stalk someone, but for the life of me I couldn’t decide what to wear. Sneakers? Heels? Sundress? Jeans? Five years ago I dated a gent – it ended after six months; at six months we finally had sex sober at which point I finally had the […]

May 10th, 2008

Asparagus Soup & Salad

It’s gorgeous outside. And though summer’s true vegetable rock stars (sweet corn on the cob, lipstick red tomatoes, and bundles of fresh basil) aren’t yet packin’ ‘em in at Union Square, the farmer’s market is beginning to take shape and get busy. Really busy. Ramps are wild (literally) but you have to get there early, […]

Have you noticed…?  The Union Square Greenmarket has moved! To the south side of the park. It’s not as jarring as the Fulton Fish Market’s hike up to the Bronx, but it was shocking nonetheless. When the Italian and I rode up to the market on Wednesday in the dreamy afternoon sunshine, Vespa purring beneath us, we were traumatized to see […]

February 26th, 2008

Après Ski Fondue

After an introduction to the sport, I don’t think I’m en route to becoming a champion skier, but I may well take the prize for top après ski enthusiast! During a dream weekend in Vermont, spent skiing Stratton and Okemo Mountains, the Italiano and I cuddled up in front of a roaring fire, built for four in the winter […]

September 30th, 2007

Greenmarket Blues

That’s it; I’ve had it. There will be no more Greenmarket for me on an Autumn weekend afternoon! I always look forward to Saturdays in the Square, but today was just unmanageable. Too many people, too hot, all the best produce gone. I could barely get close enough to talk to the vendors about their […]

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