|Winter comfort -- wonton soup at Peacefood.|
Winter is one of my favorite times of the year -- one can wear turtlenecks, walk briskly without sweating, and have an excuse to drink hot chocolate! Still, this winter has become tiresome here in New York! Is that why I've stopped blogging for several weeks? Or is it the exhausting pace of life lately? I recently read another blogger's post about letting her blog unexpectedly "languish" and how she begs readers to forgive her. That's how I feel -- I'm thinking of you all, really! Each week I resolve to write a new post but "life happens."
My motility issues have worsened over the past weeks, along with my stress levels, daylight saving time, winter weather, and a hectic schedule. Thankfully, I discovered respite with a few events and resources:
1) The big bowl of vegan wonton soup from Peacefood -- pictured above. If you are in NYC, go and order a bowl! I tried this one evening and now it's a daily craving, salve for any colds, winter doldrums or nervous stomachs. The broth is a miso base full of carrots and slivers of other sweet tasting vegetables, and the wontons are full of ginger, tofu, and more vegetables.
2) MooShoes' Whalentine's Day bake sale benefiting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (those amazing folks who take direct action to save whales and other sea creatures from death and injury). Here is our cheerful take-home stash of vegan cookies and bread:
|Part of my Whalentine's Day Bake Sale stash.|
No visual for this one but the other day (after our Peacefoods wonton soup meal) J. and I wandered 14th Street and discovered Namaste, a bookshop owned by people formerly involved with the terrific East-West bookstore that closed a few years ago. Near Union Square, Namaste is well stocked in goods and good energy -- shall I take a sound meditation class? I think so!
More to come...