Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Got A Whole Lot of Catching Up to Do!

Had a friend visiting from Peru and he wanted to go to New York City. Not a problem! The Herbal Husband and I had not been in 13 years! So off we went last Tuesday. Above is a beautiful arrangement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I got in free when I spent the day at The Cloisters. I will talk more about that in another post.
We stayed on the Upper East Side of NYC. Wonderful neighborhood and great restaurants. Wish the accommodations had been better, but for three of us it was cheap! Here is Eli's Foods and they have beautiful figs growing in containers as ours are here. They were also selling beautiful herbs and could be the Tiffany of grocery stores in NYC! Expensive! We also had tea in the garden at Alice's Tea Cup.

I had "The Nibble". Believe me it was a "BIG NIBBLE!" The top plate was a delicious mixed berry scone. The middle tray was an egg salad sandwich and the bottom plate was assorted cookies. I was in heaven! My tea was the Rose Tea Melange which included roses, various white teas and seasonal botanicals. My pinky was definitely extended!

The garden did not stop growing while we were gone, but it is beautiful this time of year. Renewal is wonderful. Also the radishes are enormous as you can see!


Comfrey Cottages said...

wow! what a wonderful trip and such cool places you got to visit! ooooo alices teashop looks delightful and filling!!!lol great choices!! that grocer looks so fun with all those herb choices and things. how fun!! cool to come home to some very nice size radishes! awww glad you have had such a good last week or so with your friend! thanks for sharing! it is fun to travel vicariously through you!!lol great big thank you hugs!!!:)

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Glad you enjoy it. It was a lot of fun and delicious too! LOL! A big hug for you!