Hello everyone! It’s been a hot minute or two, and since my last post I’ve moved to New York City. I haven’t talked much about why I decided to move here, but I thought I’d share a few things with you guys. This coming week the iPad magazine I’ve recently become Trend Editor for is launching next week! Jenesequa has a timeless approach to style and life, “chic, approachable, and always memorable.” Somehow that ‘je ne sais quo‘ gets defined with each article. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to work with such a great team of people, and be a part of something up and coming! Keep this magazine on your radar, and watch for the launch of the iPad app coming out this month! And of course I’ll keep you all posted on here as well.
So that’s one of the reasons why it just made sense to move up here! I’ve got some other tricks up my sleeve that I’ll be sharing with you as they progress. All exciting news!
Now what has this little bug been up to since arriving here? Connecting with friends, making new ones, walking a lot (I love it), looking for a paying job, and on the food front…
Merrimack Valley Apiaries have farms in Massachusetts, Louisiana, and New York.
Delicious stirred into a cup of steamed milk.
Natalie and I met up at Union Square’s Greenmarket. As soon as we saw each other we exchanged hugs, and the evening of non-stop talking had commenced!
Thank you, sir.
I’m so happy to be living somewhere that offers a farmer’s market almost daily. Farmer’s markets are a great way to get to know your neighborhood. You get to see what’s in season, help a neighbor out, try out new foods, and meet people. It’s full of sharing!
I had been wanting to go here for awhile, and I was glad to share a wonderful meal experience with one of my kindred spirits. It took me awhile to decide on what I wanted… everything looked so good! I hungrily looked at the tables around me, and smelled incredible food. Finally we placed our orders, and our food came out quickly.
“Layers of sweet potato, black beans and millet over steamed greens with country gravy.“
Natalie went for the ‘Aztec Salad’–“Bi-color quinoa, black beans, red onion and corn, topped with spiced pumpkin seeds and barbequed grilled tempeh. Served over mixed field greens with toasted cumin vinaigrette,” with a side of avocado. Naturally, we tried each others’ food. We actually ended up ordering each others’ second choices, but honestly everything looked so good! This is definitely a place I’m going to keep coming back to.
If you don’t read Natalie’s blog already then check it out! She writes from the heart, is endlessly awesome, and eats beautiful and yummy food. I knew that she was the kind of person I could go on many adventures with. So, Natalie, when you move here you better believe we’re going to be a galavanting team.
Trail mixes are wonderful for the busy lifestyle… or anytime rather! For this one I just used a mix of nuts and seeds, goji berries, raisins, dried apples, and unsweetened banana chips (great for a crispy texture).
I was lucky to have some on-the-go treats sent to me by Suzanne over at Lollihop. Suzanne and a friend recently started this company, which is on a mission to introduce people to healthy snacks. They’re motto is, “Eat well. Live Better.” After exchanging e-mails with Suzanne I really got a sense of the kind and thoughtful energy that exists behind Lollihop.
Some of the things I never even heard of, and some I had been wanting to try. Overall, everything passed my taste test!
So what is Lollihop exactly? They send out curated monthly packages of yummy snacks, and it’s great because you can subscribe for these shipments! So every month you get a package full of tasty surprises. Right now if you sign up for their subscriptions here you can use the referral code: Katharina-foodadventures, to let them know I sent you!
So all in all, things have been great up here. I want to write a post sharing my thoughts on moving to a city like New York, and how I’ve been staying motivated and focused. Now I just need to find a paying job so I can move into a place and be reunited with my little pup. Then I’ll be the happiest little lady ever!