Monday, February 28, 2011
If it is above freezing, picnics are possible. Above, the neat, staged picnic in Lynden Miller's Pier 44 Waterfront Garden. Hard light for barren garden pictures...
Below, after the barbarians have ravaged it. The pickles are half last year's bread and butter pickles, made accidentally with actual sherry, rather than sherry vinegar last year (explanation here), and employing my rooftop cucumbers, and half 'Roland' brand cornichons to which I am addicted. Both were good: soft 'n sweet versus crisp and sour. It actually makes me want to grow cucumbers again this year. Go figure. That's what winter will do to you.
So. If the sun is shining, pack a picnic and go forth, my friends. Food tastes better outdoors. It just does.