Sunday, 25 October 2009

Where's the Slope at: best pizza ever...

[borrowed from NYT]

Greg and Becca old friends from the camp days came to see me in New York today. After I got them lost enough to train it into Crown Heights I eventually found Franny's on Flatbush. We rocked out on sweet pepper and handmade sausage pizza and a clam and cream based pie too. Not to forget the amazing appetizers: crostini tonnato, sunchokes and succulent sausage . I do not know if it was all the amazing Calabrese wine or the unbelievable company, but I may have to conclude that that was the best AND most original pizza I have ever had! Straight up ever. And this is coming from a girl who has frequented Italy! It was written up as one New York Times best voted pizzas- that is no understatement. Hit it up!

After that amazing meal we somehow found room for possibly the most sickening yet delicious brownie sundays that I have ever had in my life at The Chocolate Room.

Conclusion: Park Slope rocks.

Hands down best night and meal I have had in a while!

peace and love,

there is always something to live for when eating well in good company


Saturday, 10 October 2009

What is truth?

"What is truth?" From the Gaudi Cathedral in Barcelona. I took this picture on the first trip Pete and I ever went on together. Four years ago.

I have left Scotland, started a new job (kindergarten teacher), moved back in with parents, left my boyfriend (again), and have (yet again) started the existential debate in my head. I know there are no answers. We are all searching. On the outside of one of the most highly visited cathedrals in the world we see the question that is asked throughout all of time. What is truth? What is our purpose, what is our point?

I know there are no answers. But what I do know (that I like) is the sense of community I have found in Brooklyn, the sense of purpose I feel around my friends, who like me are trying to change just one bit about the world. I know I don't know it all, but I do know I want to be part of changing our food industry and the way we have access to the most basic right on earth: food.

I am about to start a journey: urban homesteading, urban localizing and urban greening. I have no plan yet, just a direction. I will let you know, when I know. For now here is a poem Hannah lent me.

Remember What is most important

It’s not having everything go right;
Its facing whatever goes wrong.
It’s not being without fear;
It’s having the determination to go on in spite of it.
It’s not where you stand,
But it’s the direction you’re going in.
Remember to live not just this one day
And not ad tomorrow’s troubles to today’s load.
Remember that every day ends
And brings a new tomorrow
Full of exciting new things.
Love what you do,
Do the best you can,
And always remember
How much you are loved.

-Vickie M. Worsham.