52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 43

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

Dom and I went to New York City this past weekend.  We went to celebrate his birthday.  As I have written about in the past, Dom has a great love for music, particularly the opera.  So I bought us tickets to see Aida which was performed at the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday afternoon.  New York City has been the stage for some of the happiest and proudest moments of my life and the saddest and most heartbreaking moments of my life.  I am thankful that the heartbreak has not broken our spirits.

 

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IT WAS A NEW YORK KIND OF DAY

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SATURDAY WAS ONE OF THOSE PERFECT NEW YORK AUTUMNAL DAYS WHICH HAPPEN MORE FREQUENTLY IN OUR IMAGINATION THAN IN REALITY.

Dom and I drove up to New York City on Saturday and went to the Farmer’s Market in Union Square.  The amount and variety of produce was almost overwhelming.  So many different things to feast your eyes on.  There were six varieties of radishes, probably 20 varieties of tomatoes and carrots in every color of the rainbow,

We settled on these darling little eggplants –

Baby-EggplantsThey were just cutest things ever and on Sunday made a delicious dinner –

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Slice the eggplant in half and drizzle with olive oil.

Top each piece of eggplant with pesto and put in oven at 375 degrees for approximately 40 minutes.

Remove from oven and put a dollop of tomato sauce onto each piece and dust with shaved mozzarella cheese.

Put back in the oven for an additional ten minutes.

Enjoy,

Bernadette

 

WALKING THE HIGH LINE

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Dom and I recently took a walk on the High Line in New York.  Don’t you just love that name High Line.  It takes you back  to the days when jazz songs were written about different lines in New York, like Take the A Train.

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

If you get a chance to visit New York City you should really treat yourself to this walk.  It is an amazing example of urban reclamation.  Here is a photo of what it looked like when it was an abandoned rail line

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It is amazing to see how it was beautified.

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Every portion of it is filled with beautiful vistas

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and unusual artwork

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and even a fun lego exhibit for the kids and well as the adults

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Hope you get to visit NYC and the Hi Line very soon,

Bernadette