Tristar Strawberries and a Broken Finger
I’m going to start with the good news. Recently, a little European-style market called All Good Things opened up in the heart of Tribeca – think little cheese stand, my fave meat purveyor, incredibly fresh seafood and farmstand produce along with a little bar to eat your freshly opened oysters with a glass of wine.
Amongst the produce this weekend were some gorgeous Tristar Strawberries, and I hadn’t seen them before so I wanted to share with you guys too. They are miniature, super sweet with an intense strawberry flavor, and they fruit throughout the summer and even into the fall. Anyway, if you can get your hands on them, grab ‘em. These little guys are going into one of my recipes for the cookbook, an end of summer berry bread pudding of sorts….
As for the bad news, it’s all right in this photo. And, no that’s not an oversized bandaid (what most people think and then don’t give me the just sympathy!). It’s a cast on a broken finger…done, not during some dire cooking incident, but actually when I was playing football and trying to impress a little girl and teach her how to throw and catch. Yep.
Needless to say, trying to cook, not get the cast wet or completely coated in chocolate (which happened day 2 of having it on), and type when half of my manuscript for my cookbook is due in 2 weeks (ahhh!!) is turning out to be a tall order. The silver lining is I narrowly missed having to get surgery, which would have totally set me back – now, it’s just a lot of right hand compensation and some serious typos! Wish me luck as I cook (and write) on!