I apologize in advance if this is really boring or makes no sense. I have a pounding headache, like a little migraine, and I’m having trouble focusing.
Monday was one of my least favorite days of the year. As you may or may not have noticed I try to eat seasonally as much as possible. For me that means buying the large majority of my produce at the Greenmarkets in Union Square and Grand Army Plaza. This is pretty much do-able from April-January. For vegetables I go through asparagus, green beans, wax beans, sugar snap peas, corn, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and I’m sure I’m forgetting others.
For fruit there are always apples, but I try to only eat those in the fall. I get blueberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, and raspberries all summer.
But then comes winter, and, because I live in NYC and things from the Greenmarket can only be grown locally and it’s winter here now, the Greenmarket suddenly goes bare. There are still the apples, still the eggs, still the cheese, still the jellies and jams, but that’s it.
And it all happens so suddenly. Before Christmas there were still plenty of brussel sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower around. But when I came back to work I only found one person who had brussel sprouts and broccoli and, although I bought them, they weren’t very good.
When I went to buy vegetables this week there weren’t any left. I find this to be an especially depressing time of year. I love buying local, mostly organic, produce at relatively cheap prices. It’s fun to wander around and try new things that you just can’t find or don’t notice at the grocery store.
But don’t worry, I still manage to get in my fruits and vegetables. And I still try to eat seasonally. I bought broccoli and brussel sprouts from the store yesterday and I’ve been buying oranges for the past few weeks. Pretty soon grapes will be in-season and I’ll start buying those. And, because it is the right season for these things, oranges are $1/each and grapes, I think, are $1/lb.
Basically this just is another sign of winter that I hate. I’m so ready for winter to be over.
I had a great elliptical workout last night. The gym was still full of the New Year’s Resolutioners but somehow I managed to just walk up to an elliptical and get right on. I kept looking around to make sure I hadn’t cut anyone off who was waiting, but no one appeared to be waiting and no one came up and said anything to me.
Sorry for all the picture-less posts lately. I haven’t seen too many picture-worthy things lately. Hopefully that will change this weekend. But I do have a picture today!
As I’ve mentioned I’ve been wearing my sneakers around to try to get my ankle to stop swelling. It’s worked really well, even though I look like a total idiot. Well, today I’m wearing a skirt to work, I have a dinner with buyers tonight so I have to look nice, and I really was going to wear my sneakers to work
But I couldn’t do it. Not only because I look like I’m over 50, but because I would freeze. It was 25* when I left my apartment this morning and that much leg exposed would have been unbearable.
So I went with my boots
And hopefully enough stretching and Advil will keep the swelling to a minimum.