Twilight after Magritte ~

Waverly St. houses, 4:40 PM, November 25, 2012

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!):

Sixth Ave and West 4th St, 4:35 PM, November 25, 2012

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.

Late fall farmers’ market fruit ~

Mounds of apples and cranberries, November 24, 2012

It’s time I made some of my very good cranberry chutney! In the meantime, I’ll post the recipe:

Cranberry-Ginger Chutney

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!