Sunday, March 27, 2011

NYC Trip/ Fig and Blueberry Scones

Wow wow wow!!!

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed about writing this post, so if it's scattered, bear with me!

I just got back from New York and it was amazing.  We had great food, awesome entertainment, and wonderful hosts.  I am so bummed to be home; school, work, and exercise just don't compare.  Back to reality it is.... but I don't like reality, so I'm going to relive our trip in this post with pictures.

Also, a HUGEEEEE thanks to Alyssa for doing a guest post for me.  I hope you all made her yummy balls (ha ha ha).  They're next on my to-do list.

You should all go enter in this amazing giveaway, by the way!

New York: Spring Break '11

View from Central Park... It was a pretty chilly.  I hate cold weather, but I would take it right now!

Kellen and his bro, Stuart on the subway.  I llooovveed the subway.  Freak? Maybe..

We had a pastrami sandwich at Kat'z.  It was so, so good.  I wish I would've taken pictures of all the food we ate.

Beautiful St. Patrick's  Cathedral.

So. Much. Walking...

In awe of the gorgeous church.

My silly boyfriend...

...posing.  What's new?

Taking a little photo shoot break.

View from the Brooklyn Bridge.  We walked all the way across.  So many lights!

Still loving the subway.

Times Square!

Checkin' out the sky from the Museum of Modern Art.


Kellen could not get enough sushi.  I'm pretty sure we ate it 3 times... and then had it for dinner the day we got home. Ridiculous.

Yumm... Donut Plant donuts.

The Met!!  So awesome.

Watching "Newsical the Musical".  It was hilarious!!!  If you go to New York, I definitely recommend going to see it.  I laughed all the way through.

Bye, New York... :(

Well, there's our trip in a nutshell.  I wish I would have documented more, but it's probably a good thing I didn't, considering that this post already has about 50 pictures.


When I got home, I had a nice surprise waiting for me.   I'm going to leave you with these Blueberry and Fig Scones from the Green Market Baking Book that I wrote about last week and I'll let you figure out what the surprise was.  ;)

By the way, the book is now half off at Amazon if you click on this link.  I suggest you buy the book and make these scones because they are seriously tasty.  The outside has a nice crunch to it and the inside is soft and fluffy.  Also, I never realized how easy it is to make scones.  I was always too intimidated to make them before because they seemed like a daunting task.  Not even!!  I was unsure about the fig and blueberry combination, but it's to die for.  For real.  If you buy the book, the recipe is on page 96.

Any guesses as to what my surprise was? :)


  1. Looks like you had an awesome trip! You're so pretty Katie! Ok my guess is you got a new camera? Your food pictures look great, so that's my guess :)

  2. So, what was the surprise? Let's get together SOON because I want to hear about this trip. It looks like sooo much fun. I also want to discuss Chicago!! Glad you got to go to NY!! AWESOME!

  3. Words cannot express the utter, utter envy. Funnily enough, I was just looking back over my US (incl NY) travel photos from 2009-10, and started to cry! So lovely to see the city again through your eyes :)

  4. These look amazing! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Looks like you had a great trip! (PS I'm the one who emailed you earlier, I think I might have solved my commenting problem:)

  5. Oh man, your New York trip looks incredible!! I would give anything to go there one day. I am glad you had a great time. :)

    The scones look great! I got Veganomicon for my birthday and can't wait to make some crazy stuff with it!

  6. i'm going to guess either a camera or a new cookbook.

    i love New York! the pastrami at katz's was life changing for me...there is so much excellent food in that city. it looks like you guys had an amazing time!

  7. It looks like you had an awesome trip!! :) Did you get a pickle at Katz'?!?!? They have THE BEST pickles! :D

  8. Thanks for saying Hi on my blog. I loved seeing ALL of your pictures :) because NY rocks my world. Last time I was there was last year. I miss it so much. If I lived in NY I would never ever cook, ever.

  9. Thanks for the comment on my blog! Yours looks great!
    Glad you had a wonderful spring break. I really wan to make those scones. I love blueberries!

  10. Looks like you had a fabulous trip to NYC! I used to live there and I miss it so much. I also really like the subway - you are not alone:) Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to your next post - Cheers!

  11. I am glad I stopped by today and got to share your trip with you. It looks like something I would see in the movies. Oh, the blueberry look yummie, too!

  12. I'm so jealous of your trip!! So many awesome pictures. Loving those blueberry scones, yum :D

  13. Im so glad you are back! Looks like y'all had a blasty! Also, you must go to Trader Joe' was kind of like I was on a field trip haha. Really upset about the chia you know anywhere else to get them?

  14. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful picutres with us! I have alwqys wanted to go to NY! It looks like it's a hoppin' time! haha!

    Those scones look amazing!! YUM! I Want one now!

  15. I just adore scones. Thank you for wonderful comment on hope to hear more from you.

  16. The scones look amazing and in all honesty my butt hurts looking at all the stuff you did in NYC. What fun :)

  17. What gorgeous scones!!! YUM. Your trip to NYC must have been wonderful~

  18. what a fab trip.. coming here fr WILW.. I hope to visit NYC some day!

  19. Yay for NYC. Looks like you had fun! I'm going there in a couple months. AND I made blueberry scones recently that I still need to blog about. I just love scones.


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