Happy happy my dears. Reflecting back, 2011 was a pretty good year but I do think that like the end of anything and beginning of something else it’s a good time to pause and reflect.
I personally haven’t made New Year’s resolutions in years mostly because I hate disappointment. I also may have created crazy laundry lists in the past of slightly un-achievable goals instead of creating a fun checklist of sorts like you did, M.
So here’s my list of intentions for 2012. I’m game to join you on some of your adventures if you’ll keep me honest with my list.
Now accepting Kindle or Nook recommendations for my new iPad (!)
Also, are there any newsletters or people you follow on Twitter that are your faves?
Last summer Tom and I finally sampled the infamous Red Hook Food Vendors, and strolled around Sheepshead Bay, Rockaway Beach, the New York Botanical Garden and Long Island City but I’m embarrassed to confess we didn’t get to Prospect Park much at all!
This past weekend we checked out a restaurant recommendation from a friend in Flushing called Nan Shian (or Nan Xiang depending on who you talk to) that specializes in deliciously succulent soup dumplings. Local spots like this are definitely worth exploring, don’t ya think?
M, we will have to hunt down that bakery you stumbled upon. If you have the picture on your iPhone and upload to Instagram it may recognize it if you have your geotag settings enabled. Can we also make a pie date and visit Four and Twenty Blackbirds? I have heard the best things and keep meaning to go there to sample their confections in person.
Cook out of the box
I’m looking for any and all inspiration of new dishes to prepare versus my old routine. Of course, in theme with New Year comes the flood of detox food and juice recommendations. Recent posts from Bon Appetit and The Kitchn sparked my attention. This week’s been off to a good start but I hope to keep up the momentum.
I enjoy eating and drinking a plenty so I figure it’s fair to try keep a balance with a little detox and re-tox action. S joined me for a little Zumba last night and we have a yoga date Friday night. Not a bad way to kick off the year.