It’s First Presbyterian on 5th Avenue . . . but couldn’t it also be out on a moor in a Bronte novel?
. . . a rounded rectangle of calm — and the semester isn’t even over! How did this happen? (Hint: the picture doesn’t show the piles of things on the floor and the others on the shelves . . . still though!)
Golden truck purveying “good things Belgian”: yum!
A cheer-up stop for a rainy and gray morning! I had to wait a moment before taking this picture while someone walking by made a sharp turn in order to walk to take advantage of it!
If a tree has gone up in front of the Washington Square Arch, it must be the Monday after Thanksgiving!
This photo is the Boomerang‘s answer to those paintings by Magritte, in which a light is on by a house, which makes the scene around it look dark, while the light of the sky above still looks almost day-light bright! This blog here has a couple examples. The photo below has a similar effect though it really looks altogether darker (though it was taken a few minutes earlier!):
The building with the clock tower is the wonderful Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library, which was built in 1883 (though as a court house, not a library!). Read more about it here.
It’s time I made some of my very good cranberry chutney! In the meantime, I’ll post the recipe:
1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
16 dried apricots
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup currants
2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
2-3 tablespoons cranberry juice cocktail (I don’t usually use this!)
½ -3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in heavy medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Increase heat to high and boil 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Cool. (Can be prepared 1 week ahead — and it keeps a long time too!)
Very delicious on a sweet potato or yam!