We had a fairly large party the night before. I wish I had taken photos. i made agnolotti with veal and pancetta, in a butter and sage sauce for 9 people. In addition, we started with a smoked salmon fritatta with creme fraiche, herbs and caviar. We finished off dinner with pork ragu over polenta. A delicious meal.
We live in Brooklyn. The Borough of Brooklyn has 2.5 million people. It is the 5th largest city in the United States. We are very fortunate to have this little plot of land. The space is approximately 20 feet wide and 45 feet deep. When we first moved in, the space was a mess out here. Completely overgrown, full of bugs and garbage. It was gross.
We completely gutted the backyard and replanted everything with the exception of that huge tree in the corner. But everything down to the hundreds of pounds of rocks I carried in 50 pound bags, has been brought in by us. It has been a labor of love and a lot of fun. It’s so strange to be in your backyard planting flowers, digging up dirt one minute, walk out your front door and be in the middle of an urban scene moments later.
I am keeping with my breakfast juicing routine. Thinking I was purchasing Kale, I grabbed mustard greens instead. This definitely added a spice to the mix. This morning I had a beet, apple, cucumber,carrot, celery, ginger and mustard green mixture. It was pretty bad to taste but, i jugged it down fairly quickly.
Regardless of the taste, it made me feel pretty wonderful. That ginger coursing through my veins, it feels like I injected pepper juice into my bloodstream.
Unfortunately, I am not all that healthy. In addition to juicing, I also had some eggplant parm for breakfast. I made it last night for my wife. She is going to our friends house tonight for dinner so, she will bring a tray over. I had to taste it to make sure it was ok.
I on the other hand will be having some pretty amazing sushi with my cousin. I will let you know how that goes.
So the wife is on an 8 day juice cleanse. Apparently, there is some service that delivers various juices to your house daily. In the bag comes 7 or 8 different containers of liquids. There is an order and a time when you are to drink the juices. She will not eat any solid food for the next week. She found it on groupon and instead of costing something like 900 dollars for the pleasure of torturing herself, she is going to pay 200 bucks.
So my mother gave me this pot of lettuce yesterday. It’s really beautiful. This weekend we are getting back in the garden. Will show you photos of what we are doing.