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NYC Bagels and favorite grocery store
Good day all you wonderful people out there.
Happy Sunday to you!
GREETINGS FROM NYC!
We are up bright and early this morning and we are not believers and neither do we buy into that thing called Jet Lag.
What we however are lovers of good NYC bagels and so we were told that Brooklyn Bagel has some of the best.
So although it might not have been early (it was still early for me) when I had sent this greeting out to my friend...
"Will go to bed early tonight - since I've been told that “I need my sleep” and will be getting up early to go get the bagels!
Mmm. If you’ve never had a NY bagel - you’ve never had a bagel and you’re missing out."
A New York bagel has the utmost perfect balance of crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. It has such a superb texture that only be achieved using New York City's soft water and of course the perfect bagel recipe.
I've read that the calcium and magnesium in hard water strengthens the gluten in dough, making the finished food item tougher and stronger = no bueno and certainly not the result a bagel monger is going for!
Whereas soft water makes the dough softer, stickier and helps the bagel monger achieve that wonderful and superb texture.
So I went to sleep at around 12:30a and woke up naturally at 2:30a. I seriously thought it was time to get movin' and groovin'!
I started texting peeps on the west coast since I figured they might be the only ones who would text me back and be awake at the time.
Not too long afterward did I realize that I could go back to sleep for another 3 hours before it was time to wash up and get out the door.
By 6a we were off and on our way to Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee.
As far as yesterday went, we were all about relaxing, catching up, grocery shopping and food!
It was a Saturday afternoon and traffic was pretty bad. It was gonna take us over 40 minutes to get to Fairway.
We made it. I took a sweater along - since this store is always FREEZING. And shopping we did. Picking up every little special thing that caught our eye. We even picked up a few snack to take with us to London for the Yankees vs Red Sox game at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park...of which we, along with Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex will be on hand for.
It will be the first major league baseball game held in Europe.
We can never walk past the coffee beans without stopping for a minute to enjoy the amazing and delicious aroma.
Since we really couldn't wait until today for our first NY bagel, we had picked up a few minis and then ate them in the car even though the plan was to stop for a bite of the Impossible at White Castle.
Once we got back to my grandma's I sat out in the back for a little while capturing the wonderful lighting and beautiful flowers.
Cosette offered to make dinner and did a fabulous job.
The day and evening were mellow and turned out to be very nice,
We are all now happy bagel filled stomach campers and pretty soon we will be on our way to visit my aunt and uncle in Warwick NY.
Over and out, until next time,
Bronx LGBT Expo and Lucifer, the Series
Another Sunny Sunday!!
I'm getting ready to get up and at 'em. But first, a little update on what I'm up to.
First of all, I'm so thrilled that my cuz is in town for the next couple of days.
We'll be meeting up for lunch in Brooklyn tomorrow for some yummy vegan eats. It's going to be a short and may I say, bittersweet visit, since she will be heading off to London, followed by Sicily. As you well remember, I had to cancel this trip due to Dad's sudden illness and my desire to stay close to home.
While I do NOT regret my decision and my family priorities, I am very saddened by the fact that I will not be able to visit "the Homeland" with my cousin, as one family.
Yesterday, was certainly a fun and festive day. As I had mentioned, I made my way north to The Bronx to The Bronx LBGT Expo. I was there to cover the event and write about it for ThisIsTheBronx.
It was the first ever annual Expo held during Pride month and what a wonderful job the visionaries and creators of the event in pulling together members of the Bronx business and healthcare communities to show of their products and services.
There was also a wonderful Mental Health panel, moderated by Gary Axelbank, founder of ThisIsTheBronx.info, discussing and bringing awareness to the problem of depression within the community as well.
I'll be doing a wrap up of the event in my column in ThisIsTheBronx.info this coming Friday.
I'll be linking my wrap up article about the Expo for you to read at the end of this week!
Last but not least, I finished watching - I should say, Binge watching - the Netflix series, Lucifer last night.
Not sure if any of you guys have caught this "devilish" series, but I absolutely enjoyed it. In fact, at the end of season 4 last night, I was actually brought to tears!!!
According to ibtimes.com, "“Lucifer” Season 5 will mark the end of the show, and the producers are keen on making every effort to make it the best one yet. Pre-production work of the TV series will begin next month."
Now I have to wait for season 5 - well, no worries, I'll be starting my new series, Medici on Netflix tonight.
That's it for my Scoop. wishing you a wonderful rest of your weekend!!