Explore: Upper West Side Farmers/Flea Market

picture of red and yellow tomatoes
On Sundays, there is an excellent farmers and flea market in a schoolyard at Columbus Ave and West 77th Street.  We went there today to pick up some veggies and look around.

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Bake: Basic Buttermilk Scones

picture of buttermilk scones

Scones are so delicious - and easy to make! This is a recipe that can be used as a base for any scone flavor.

Eat: Milano Market

picture of perfect Milano Market prosciutto, mozzarella, red pepper, and basil sandwich

Milano Market
2892 Broadway (at 112th St)

Milano Market has been a favorite of ours for years.  It's one of the best delis in the city.  Fresh bread, delicious meats, and great made-to-order salads are just a few of their tasty items.  Now that we no longer live in the neighborhood, we rarely get to sample their delicious food.

J decided to trek up to Morningside Heights tonight for dinner.  The sandwich pictured above is our favorite - prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella, roasted red peppers, fresh basil, and olive oil, on a ciabatta roll.  If you're in the area we highly recommend you check it out.

Cook: Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter

picture of pumpkin ravioli with sage brown butter

After making pumpkin dog biscuits for Xerox, I figured I'd make a pumpkin-filled dinner for us as well.  This recipe uses fresh store-bought ravioli, and is ready in less than 20 minutes.  We usually buy several packages of the ravioli at a time and freeze the extras.  When you're feeling lazy or have little time to prepare dinner, this is a great meal that will fool everyone into thinking you're a gourmet chef.

Recipe after the jump...

Bake: Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

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Recipe posts do not usually begin with a story about a dog's bowel movements, but that's the inspiration for today's recipe!  Xerox, our dog, unfortunately had diarrhea the other day.  His obedience trainer told us a while back that pumpkin puree is a natural cure for that problem.  We've tried it many times in the past and it really works.  The problem, however, is that it only takes about a tablespoon, and then you're left with a giant can of pumpkin puree.  So, I decided to make some digestive-friendly dog biscuits with the leftovers. 

Recipe after the jump...