Wow, I have good looking friends! Katherine and Sebastian joined me for lunch at Sun In Bloom today. A fitting choice of venue, considering the sun really did bloom in NYC this weekend! I’m not a big fan of intense heat, but the 40-degree mornings we had this past week were a little on the ridiculous side.
The Bella Divine salad is my favorite thing on the menu, but considering you really can’t go wrong with any of the offerings, I decided to branch out and have the Rockin’ Veggie salad today.
Piled on top of mixed greens are the “roasted” veggies (marinated and dehydrated carrot/pepper/zucchini slices), sprouts and the live zucchini-based hummus. Zingy, fresh and cool, this hit just the right spot today.
Katherine and Sebastian enjoyed their Bella Divine and Western Burrito, respectively, after which we strolled back from Park Slope to Brooklyn Heights. Major thanks to them for making the hike from their hood in Manhattan—they are so good to me. :)
Speaking of Sun In Bloom, I’d say an update is in order. Though my time in their kitchen was a phenomenal learning experience for me, I think I’m going to keep any culinary experimentation to my own kitchen from now on—it’s a hobby, after all, and it’s staying that way. I enjoy creating raw desserts (among other dishes), but I enjoy that like I enjoy writing: on my own time and on my own turf. The only way I could realize that was to go try it, though, so the past few months have been great on that front.
From now on, I’ll be devoting any Sun In Bloom time towards developing their blog (new post this week, by the way!). The restaurant is a great space and it’s wonderful to sit and absorb all that’s going on there.
I guess this is why I will always return to my own blog, for better or for worse—it’s where my food and my words meet and make beautiful babies! For me, it doesn’t get much better than that. So, bloggers, I’m curious: what does your blog do for you?