Thursday, August 28, 2008

Black & Whites at the Farmers Market?

Black & White Cookie

I know a eclectic mixture of food stuffs can be found at NYC's Greenmarkets, but black & whites? Really? OK, I'll go with it.

Black & White Cookie

I am quite, quite familiar with Meredith's Bakery (shocker!) and their assorted baked goodies, including the mini pies! So, I was surprised when I noticed they were selling black and whites. Always on the hunt for perfect harmony, I bought one to try. I firmly believe they are using Glasers recipe, but the cake had a tad too much lemon extract for my tastes. They also used a mixture of chocolate and butter for the chocolate part, which made it commence melting the moment a sunshine ray fell upon it. While I love chocolatey goodness, I don't like it all over my hands during work hours. Meanwhile the vanilla icing was rock hard and cloying. In a pinch, this cookie is good, but if I was jonesing, I'd make the trek to Glasers.

Apple Cider Donuts

One of my personal fall favorite treats is some apple cider donuts and hot cider; tricks me into thinking I like the cold, and approaching snows. With the recent chilly mornings, I started my days thinking about my Halloween costume, apples (lots and lots of apples especially crispins), apple cider, and apple cider donuts. So after to going to Katchie's Farms' booth, I begged Brownie to let me get apple cider donuts, and she relented. Cakey, subtly sweet goodness, a bit dry but that makes a hot cider the perfect accompaniment. I brought them back to work as a treat for the guys I work with and they disappeared in, oh, five minutes. Therein lies the reason for the 'in the bag' picture, by the time I realized I should have taken a 'out of bag' shot, the donuts were gone. Sorry.

For all of you left in Midtown tomorrow, try to take a little lunch and visit the market before it closes! For everyone else (and that includes Brownie and I), be sure to visit your local Greenmarket when at all possible.

Council on the Environment of New York City-Greenmarket Main Page
www.cenyc.org/greenmarket
For all locations and schedules:
www.cenyc.org/files/gmkt/map.pdf

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