Weekly Round Up

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you had a great week!  

Here’s a weekly roundup.
And don’t forget to follow me on  twitter and Instagram too for daily pictures. πŸ™‚

This week on Brooklyn Farm Girl I shared recipes for Banana Muffins.  These are so incredibly moist and will leave your friends cheering your name!

I also made egg drop soup in 10 minutes with additional garden goods – sugar snap peas and greens!  This is one of these recipes that are so good you are amazed it only takes 10 minutes.

I also found this great page that I use often to cut ingredients amounts in half.  This is for those math challenged. πŸ™‚

Recipes that I pinned that I dream about at night.
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Nutella Striped Banana Bread: Going to try this with chocolate peanut butter instead of Nutella.
No Knead Make Ahead Dinner Rolls: Because we constantly say at dinner “We need rolls.”
Frozen S’Mores: Perfection. 
Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundae Cookie:  Can you believe these?
Sloppy Joe Casserole:  Made in the crockpot!

I also made this banana peanut butter oatmeal smoothie for breakfast.  It was filling and super delicious!  I’ll definitely make it again.
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These were notes I made earlier this week to figure out new recipes with harvest from the garden.    Lettuce soup was totally going to be  made on Tuesday but then we realized there was a basketball game on and it felt wrong eating lettuce soup during a NBA finals game.  So instead we had cheeseburgers and fries.    Anyone else sad that the NBA season is over?  The Finals this year were great. 
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Anyone have any radish recipes?  Maybe somehow they can be used in a casserole, or pasta dish?  I made a creamy pasta dish this week with them and it was MIND BLOWING. Recipe will be posted soon enough!
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I’m going to attempt to make Matthew onion rings and then complain about the smell afterwards.  
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I also realized how great organic milk is this week.  The price always knocks me out at the grocery store so I never get it, but this was on sale and the store  I was at only had organic milk (yes, one of those stores).  Turns out I’ve been missing out on some greatness my entire life.   2 big things: the taste, honestly I think this tastes amazing, I usually never sip my cereal milk but with this milk I slurp it down.  The other thing: Check out the expiration date.  I’m lucky if I get milk that lasts 10 days in NYC, but this expiration date was about 35 days away.  35 days!  Which in the end saves money as you  never throw milk away.  Man, what a discovery!
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 This was my breakfast one morning, on the go.  Walking down the street, eating some dried figs, shopping for clown costumes.  More on that in another post. πŸ™‚WP_20130619_005.jpg

 I’ve been waking up to do some hand pollination in the garden (more about that in a future post).  The sunlight is so beautiful in the morning.
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We picked our first green pepper which we immediately ate for dinner.WP_20130616_01220130620130130.jpg

I stopped by the Nike shop where they have the Nike Design studio where you can customize your own sneakers.  Clear neon sneakers?  I think I’m in love.
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Then I stopped by Nintendo World and saw a Animal Crossing diorama.   I’ve played Animal Crossing for so many hours this week.  Anyone want to visit my town? I have apples, cherries, lemons and coconut! 
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I played tennis, or tried to.  The best (worst) is when people stop on the sidewalk to watch you play then quickly  move on realizing this will not be fun to watch.  
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I saw this donut cat.  I really don’t  understand, but I like it that way.
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We had a book shop giftcard to use up, so we stopped in and after thinking about buying cookbooks, graphic novels and game history books, we decided to just buy classic kids books.
We bought some new books today.

 Dr. Seuss puts Bofinkles to sleep.
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I teased Xanadu because she loves it.
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Brother Bear is not a lap cat, but he’s a protector bear.  Here he is sitting outside the bedroom while I’m in there. Eventually he will come through the cat door and cozy up on the bed with me.
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I made a bunch of bright colored yarn pom poms.   I  need these for some costume pieces I’m working on.. 
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And what they say about cats and yarn is 100% true. I had to stop what I was doing  many times because someone got their leg stuck in yarn.
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I saw this cat sitting outside a balcony enjoying the sunset. I tapped on the glass to say hi, the cat said leave me alone.  WP_20130619_050

I received this package in the mail and isn’t it just great? Christmas wrapping paper, a penny taped to it, Have a Swell Day stamper?  This made my day.WP_20130619_008.jpg

And with that, I hope you have a swell weekend – doing anything fun?

One last question, random, I know.  If you could, which one would you choose:
New washer and dryer – this means going from using a shared laundry room in your apartment building to having your own in your home.  I haven’t had my own washer/dryer in over 10 years. πŸ™
Week in Disney World – the greatest place on Earth

Talk to you soon!

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  • oh my gosh, so many things going on in this post. I’m really confused about that cat donut. Please explain. Is it a food? A book? I used to LOVE Where’s Waldo as a kid. I can’t wait to have kids and buy books. My husband already bought a bunch of Maurice Sendak books for our unborn child (i’m not pregnant). I love that pic of Bofinkles!!! So so so cute…though I’m not sure how that’s comfy. my cat sleeps in similary odd poses. Have a great wknd!

    • Hahaha, the cat donut is a plastic toy. I think it’s based on a Japanese novel.. of cats that are donuts? I’m unsure to be honest, but how amazing are cat donuts? We’re the same way, we have lots of kids books.. but no kids. Sometimes we read them to each other, they are classics.. and Waldo is really fun, even as a adult! πŸ™‚

  • Ok, first off thanks for the shout out on the frozen s’mores girl! I think you would enjoy one of these sitting out on your rooftop deck one hot summer night. I grew up in upstate NY, so I know how hot it can get in the summer. Ok, I totally use the same website when I’m cutting recipes in half as well. It’s super helpful, but you taught me the coolest trick for halving eggs πŸ™‚ I will check with my hubby on a great radish recipe. He loves radishes. He has thrown them in scrambled eggs before and they tasted amazing. He also thinly slices them and throws them on any salad I make up. I wonder if there is a good radish juice out there? Hmmmmmm… We’re lucky, we get local organic milk out here for like $2.00. It’s cheap because the ranch is 2 towns over. They even make a lactose free variety for people like me! Ok, I am in LOVE with your floor and your dining table with all those miss-matched chairs. So cool girl! Ok, your cats are simply adorable and brother bear, looks like such a cute little bear. LOVE them! I also love that you bought books to read to them. Sorry to say, but I’m a practical person and I love my washer and dryer and use them 3-4 times a day, so I would get a new washer and dryer. I remember using the shared washers and dryers and hating how people would pull out my clean clothes before they were dry and throw them on top of the dryer. They would be all wrinkly and damp πŸ™ My kids chose Disney though! Have a great weekend girl and I can’t wait to hear what you end up choosing. xoxo, Jackie

    • I have all the supplies for frozen s’mores all ready to go, I can’t wait! I’ve been putting radishes sliced thin in my black bean/avocado/tomato salad and it’s so yummy. The shared laundry situation is a bummer, I hate waiting for when it’s free, but I really hate when people take my clothes out of the washer and dryer immediately after. I’m like give me a minute to walk to the laundry room! Definitely thinking of how awesome it would be to have my own… Have a great weekend!

  • First all, thanks for pinning my banana bread! It’s seriously amazing. My animal crossing town has apples, lemons, and coconuts + lychees and mangoes. Lychees! I’d never seen those in Animal Crossing before. Have you gone to the Island yet? I’ve seen some crazy fruit in some of the mini-game “tours” but haven’t gotten to take any back to Kelland yet.

    • I totally went to the island and caught so many bugs that I sold, took so many fruits that I planted, and swam in the ocean and found some prizes. I also caught a shark! I played some of the mini game tours and have some medals.. but I have to save up alot more! Those easy games aren’t that easy!

  • Your garden is simply amazing – I am jealous & inspired. I have no radish recipes, I am just not a fan. Your cats are darling and I especially love the shot of Bofinkles on the table.

  • I’d choose the washer and dryer. You can always go to Disney later on. Being able to clean your clothes in your own home benefits you right now πŸ™‚

  • Your roof-top garden is impressive! Makes me miss the one I had in buckets on my steps when I moved into my first post-college apartment. My cat also fits a typical cat-stereotype when it comes to yarn. What is so magical about that stuff? As for your question – I think I would choose the washer and dryer. I love Disney, but I’m thinking about the convenience of not having to leave the apartment. Do you have to pay for water? If so, you’d see your bill increase. That may be one factor that could make you lean more toward Disney!

    • Fortunately I don’t have to pay for water, and the one I’m looking at seems very energy efficient for electricity as well. I have no idea what is so magical about that yarn.. as soon as they see it they come running.

  • This is so sadly grown-up of me, but I’d choose the washer and dryer. Having them right there for you to use anytime just makes life so much easier.

    And isn’t it funny how watching sports and eating anything remotely healthy just doesn’t seem to mix? Well, at least not for me, and obviously not for you either!

    • It definitely doesn’t seem right. I need some fries, burgers, pizza or wings, and some type of pretzel snack!

  • Great weekly round up! Hehe, I used to get so intimidated when people would stop to stare when we used to play tennis too, I got so happy as soon as they would leave. What a great package you got there as well. Hmm, both are great but I would choose the washer and dryer just because it’s a lot more convenient πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend Pamela!

  • I absolutely adore that you bought classic kids books. That’s brilliant!! Also donut cat? Fabulous.when I was in Cuba I played tennis a lot, nobody stopped to watch me πŸ˜›

  • Great post. I would definetely get a washer dryer….but I would probably put my silver sparkly mickey mouse ears on to do my first wash and watch the disney parade on youtube while I wait for the cycle to finish lol.

  • Washer and dryer, for sure. But I hate shared laundry (it’s totally skeevy) and also hate Disney World.

    I can’t believe you are eating peppers already! Lucky. Do you have a grill? I love grilled radishes. If not, pickle them! Korean pickled radishes (like kimchi, but with radish not cabbage) is a staple in my fridge. I planted 35 feet of radishes so, I’ll be playing the what to do with radishes game myself. Unless this thunderstorm tonight washes them all away. (I’d cry.)

    I’m just getting into graphic novels. What do you recommend?

    • You hate Disney World? *GASP*

      I’ll investigate both of those radish options (thanks!) and keep a eye on your radishes!

      The entire Phoenix series by Osamu Tezuka is my favorite.

  • I used radishes in a chicken dish and braised it with other root veggies if you’re interested in checking it out. http://unihomemaker.com/2013/02/21/braised-chicken-with-root-vegetables/
    Also I have made a crostini with homemade butter topped with radishes and micro greens.
    http://unihomemaker.com/2013/02/01/radish-and-butter-crostini/
    Can’t wait to see your creamy pasta dish next week.

    Love your kitties, especially the one at the door. πŸ˜€ Have a great weekend Pamela!

    • Thanks Melissa! Disney World is so much fun.. it was the only trip I ever took that I forgot about work and just had fun! πŸ™‚ I ate too much food though!

  • Week in DisneyWorld, no contest. We spent our honeymoon there in August last year πŸ™‚ Husband and I are seriously considering moving to the US just to be nearer the main parks!! I love all your cat photos, but I think Brother Bear is my favourite, such a cute face πŸ™‚

    • Hahaha, aww Brother Bear is a good guy. We went in August in 2011 – was it as brutal in weather for you as it was for us? Weather aside, it was such a fun time! What was your favorite part?

  • Nice round up. πŸ™‚ I always love receiving packages in the mail. Yours is especially fun. That green bell pepper is gorgeous. πŸ™‚ Wish you a wonderful weekend.

  • Love the roof garden and the kitties. Your vegetables look great, wish I had a green thumb. I love those Nike’s, due for a new pair and those are amazing!! I see those huge bags of soil, hope your building has an elevator!! Looking forward to reading more. Have a great weekend.

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