It’s time to start playing catch-up, my friends. Haven’t you been wondering what I’ve eaten this summer? I looked through my photos earlier, and though there aren’t as many as usual, I spied quite a few enticing food photos that I haven’t shared. What is the world coming to?!
I have not been cooking much, with packing up our old kitchen in July, and moving at the beginning of August, and trying to make our new kitchen likable, then livable. So there’s been a lot of eating out. I even ate out a couple of times with my four-year-old charge, Axel (he likes to pretend that his name is Axel and mine’s Cricket…I have no idea how these names came to be), which was fun.
Andy and I vended at the Rosendale Street Festival in July, and since we were doing all right with sales, I decided it was time to finally try a food truck I’d been eyeing for awhile: Black Forest Flammkuchen Co. Flamm comes from the Bavarian region on the border of France and Germany and basically, it’s delicious. This pizza has the thinnest crust imaginable, just enough so that there’s something to support the toppings and provide a nice crispness on the bottom, and it’s made in such a hot oven that it takes almost no time at all to cook.
Our toppings were fresh mozzarella, a creamy tomato sauce, strips of basil, and a sweet balsamic glaze finish. We shared one between us since at $9, it’s kind of pricey, but honestly we each could have eaten our own. I’m glad I had it at least once. Behold:
A few days later, Axel’s mom made some tortilla pizzas for lunch with tomatoes and basil straight from their garden. That was pretty tasty, too:
The following weekend, the nearby town of Tivoli had their annual yard sale day, with sidewalk sales up and down the main street and garage sales throughout the neighborhoods. We were specifically on the lookout for pots to transplant our plants for the move, but we had to make time for a delicious treat too, of course. This lemon bar from Tivoli Bread & Baking was about the size of my hand—such a generous portion!
Right before the move, Axel and I went to Yum Yum Noodle Bar in Woodstock for an early dinner, just the two of us. I’ve been to the Yum Yum in Kingston several times with Andy and have never been disappointed. You can pick your choice of protein (chicken pork, tofu, etc), type of noodle (including rice, udom, and sesame) and broth for the noodle bowls, and what you get is huge. So satisfying, and so full of flavor:
I must say, it was amusing instructing Axel in the art of eating with chopsticks, since I’m not even that great at it myself.
The day we signed our new lease, Andy and I ate at one of Hudson’s many cafes, a place with a great patio eating area called Nolita’s. The free wifi and ability to people watch were my favorite features. My spinach and cheese quesadilla was pretty standard, and Andy enjoyed his tomato, basil and mozzarella panini:
Hudson also has a few food trucks that are fun for outdoor summer eating, and yes, more people watching (So many people come up from NYC on the weekends!). There are three trucks: pizza, Indian food, and tacos. So far, I’ve only tried and love the Indian one- and will share some photos once I eat there in the daytime!- but these tacos that a friend ate look so appetizing, don’t they?
I’m always on the lookout for the best spots to grab a quick snack, mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Shortly after we moved, I was wondering down Warren Street and decided to pop into Verdigris, which is a cute tea shop with bakery treats and other yummy beverages. I was so excited to eat this carrot-pineapple-coconut bread that I didn’t take the picture until I was halfway done. It was nice and hearty 🙂
On Wednesday morning, I decided to treat myself and walked up to Bonfiglio & Bread for breakfast after Andy went to work. At $5.50 for an egg and cheese sandwich, the bakery is not somewhere I would eat regularly, but every once in awhile it’s absolutely worth it. You get a choice of white bread or quinoa bread, and I went with the latter. It’s a thick gluten-free multigrain bread with a bit of sweetness, and it went perfectly with my fried egg that squirted out as soon as I bit into it and melty, flavorful cheddar cheese.
Lastly, Axel had work being done in his house this week so we spent the entire day out, first in Woodstock and then Saugerties. We ate a satisfying brunch at Love Bites in Saugerties. My sweet potato-tofu hash was a bit, shall I say, more spare than I expected, but it was yummy and filling:
As usual with these foodie posts, I’m hungry now! Have you had some memorable meals this summer?