Spent a lovely, quiet day in the fair hamlet of Huntington, Long Island while my mom was visiting. I could easily do a whole post on the glory of Huntington food…
Example A – Egg Sandwich from Porco’s, Example B Chicken Ricotta Slice from Rosa’s…but let’s save that for another day…
My mom and I went to the Mediterranean Snack Bar, a Greek place I’ve been going to my whole life. I never strayed from the basics of pita, greek salad and falafel.
Pictured here. Unrivaled perfection of greek salad.
For SOME STRANGE REASON that day I decided to go off the beaten track and order a gyro.
Now, I love gyros. Deeply. I think I was taught as a child to stay away from them (among other things I later grew to love – MARZIPAN..we’ve lost so many years…ahem) but later discovered that intoxicating mix of lamb..blend and cucumbers and yogurt sauce in a warm pita package is AMAZING.
“Wow” thought I, as that plate sat down in front of me. “That’s a WHOLE LOTTA MEAT AND ONIONS.” Good grief was it! Nary a cucumber or lettuce in sight. I kind of gave up halfway through, lost in a haze of MEAT AND ONIONS and upon returning to the house fell into a deep oniony slumber. GROSS. Uh..next time I’ll stick with the salad.
Later that day, I went over to our friend Nancy’s house for a little tea party. Nancy has amazing Martha Stewart-esque crafting skills. She makes everything so fun!!
Oreos classed up on a pretty plate (I was halfway through my 4th when I realized I had just been eating them robotically with no notice of how many I had plowed through…)
Beautiful teacup, some sort of Earl Grey blend inside.
We encroached on their dinner and got to sample some amazing butternut squash, again on a beautiful plate.
Too bad I was tasting onions for the rest of the day.