The foodie adventures: Smorgasburg, Prospect Park

 

 

Smorgasburg at Prospect Park

After four years, I finally had the chance to experience Smorgasburg this weekend in Prospect Park. Smorgasburg is an outdoor market with all different food and drink vendors. It was a warm and sunny fall day and perfect to wander through the park. The toughest part was deciding what to get…

I started with some mozzarella sticks and they were by far the best ones I have ever had. Not only were they massive but they were perfectly fried and melted right in my mouth. My second course was Mexican cheese, potato, and chicken flatuas. Each one was rolled and slathered in a mix of guac, pico de gallo and sour cream. Next I went for jerk chicken and pineapple dumplings. It may sound a bit strange, but the flavors complimented each other perfectly. For dessert, I had two different churro dishes. One was churros and Nutella, a classic choice. The other was a churro ice cream sandwich with salted caramel ice cream and chocolate sauce. The churros were crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside and a sweet delight beyond compare.

By the end, I was stuffed to say the least but there were so many more eateries I wanted to try. Even though Smorgasburg ends next weekend, I’m looking forward to trying more tasty treats next season.

Have you ever been to Smorgasburg before?

xx, mm

 

 

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Cork, Ireland

English Market in Cork

The second stop on our trip to Ireland was Cork. We stayed at a beautiful old hotel that reminded me of the Grand Budapest Hotel (If you’ve never seen that movie, I highly recommend) which was located on a steep hill that overlooked the town. Although our stay in Cork was short, it was a quaint town with lots of pubs and eateries one of which we stopped at before heading to our next destination.

The English Market had an eccentric flair and delicious food. The first level was a huge open market with all different vendors. From bread and spice shops to meat and coffee shops, English Market had it all. We settled on a small cafe where we enjoyed tasty pastries and lattes.

The English Market reminded me a lot of Chelsea Market in NYC. Now every time I go to Chelsea Market I think about my little breakfast in Cork.

Where is somewhere you’ve traveled that reminds you a little bit of home?

xx, mm

 

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Don’t Settle: An Approach to the Post Grad Job Search

Don’t Settle: An Approach to the Post Grad Job Search

I saw this on a floor of a coffee shop before an interview and felt it really spoke to my life at this moment.

“Applying to jobs is fun” said no one ever. I am currently in the process of applying to jobs, moving to NYC, and figuring out my life post grad and let me tell you: it’s stressful but I am excited for the change.

While I’ve had a couple of interviews and even a few job offers, nothing has been the right fit. Even though I’m a recent grad, I’m not willing to settle for a job just to have it. Some people think that’s crazy but I’ve made a commitment to stay true to myself. I won’t risk my sanity, happiness or well being just to say I have a job; a job I don’t even like.

I’m going with the approach that it’s going to be okay. I believe that everything happens for a reason and the right opportunity will come as long as I have patience. In the meantime, I plan on doing odd jobs and exploring all that NYC has to offer. After all, you’re only 23 once.

What are your thoughts?

xx, mm

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher was one of the most breathtaking places I have ever been to. A winding, narrow trail takes you right along the cliffs that overlook the coast of Ireland. I decided to sit on the edge with my feet dangling off the side, looking out over the open ocean. Even though it was a bit scary, it was liberating to have nothing but the sea below me.

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been to?

xx, mm

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