Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sustainable Weekend

A sustainable weekend looks like this:

1. Friday night farm dinner, eaten with "stranger." All produce picked in Red Hook only hours earlier.
a. Massaged kale (spoken in child-molester-voice)
b. Fresh cukes with garlic-basil yogurt sauce
c. Collards and black eyed peas
d. Red Stripe
e. Greens

2. Saturday Farmer's Market in Red Hook
a. Purple kale and Hakeuri turnips
b. Ruby Chard, aka Eliza Chard:
c. non-Funyon onions. (Funyons are on my top-10 Grossest Foods list because they smell like feet, feel like like eczema, sound like styrofoam, etc.)
3. Free reggae Concert in Central Park on Sunday:
a. Play with last night's pinata winnings! Don't let these chotchkies go to waste!
1. Pretend they are members of your army, fighting to save the planet!
2. Imagine what it would be like to fall in love with a small yellow soldier.
3. Marvel at the self-restraint you've demonstrated in withstanding the urge to pull the parachute's string. (2 days and counting!)
b. Watch the happy people enjoying a free summer concert.
c. Get inspired to dig around Craigslist for size 8.5 roller skates!
d. Pump Up The Jam:
4. Ruminate about American consumerism:
5. Don't let the rain get you down! Instead, set up still lives involving reusable milk cartons, fresh produce, and antique books!


  1. Hannah Bae GuilloryJuly 24, 2009

    Hmmm. Was that "massaged kale" good? We buy kale for our bearded dragon, but about a third of it yellows before he'll eat it all. Nich likes it in his salads, but it hasn't really appealed to me in that form.

  2. It is my new FAVORITE summer food. Cut the center stem out of the kale, then cut a lemon in half and rub it into the leaves. This acts as a cerviche, the acid in the lemon breaking down the fiber in the kale and making it less tough. Squeeze a lemon onto the kale after "massaging" it. Add tahini and local honey (I do equal parts, enough to dress it as you like,) adorn with sunflower seeds, and enjoy! So easy, very different, and extra healthy!

  3. Sounds good. I'm going to write it down and try it!

  4. Sounds like a perfect summer day.