Once all my boxes were packed (the worst part), the move went pretty easily. I’m officially changing my “Current Location” box to New York! Technically I’m currently living in Tuxedo Park which is north of New York City and makes Bellevue look like a raging metropolis in comparison. My flavor adventures won’t be too plentiful here in Tuxedo, the number of places to eat I could count on both hands. My absolute favorite place though is Tuxedo Sushi which has awesome sushi and the best dessert, a “Fireball” which is really deep fried ice cream. I probably like it because it’s cute and the only place that doesn’t have diner food. I loved going here when I was an intern in Tuxedo and it was my first meal once I arrived earlier this week.
The biggest pain so far of small town living? There is NO good bread! My two grocery options are Walmart (ew) or A&P Fresh Market, which is the better one, but neither of them sell anything besides gross preservative filled squishy bread. I believe I’ll be importing my bread from the city from now on because I can’t handle eating crappy bread. I’ll make it through living in the boonies of New York but I will not sacrifice my food! The actual cooking of this food has encouraged me to really flex my creative muscles. I don’t really have a kitchen…. shocking I know. It’s more of a makeshift kitchen area, so while I do have a microwave, fridge, storage space, and hot plate I don’t have a sink (in the room at least), dishwasher, oven, or more than 2 feet of counter space. I’ll have to really start adapting recipes or using my crockpot for everything. Once I’ve made it to New York for some good meals or found a way to cook blog-worthy dishes in my teeny kitchen I’ll be uploading my first post!