The next day my wonderful friend Judy arrived from New York City. We first met in 1968 as newly weds & next door neighbors on the Upper West Side. Within a few years our three children were born, and they're still friends.
This is Judy. We set off on a week-long road trip with no itinerary, reservations or expectations, but planned to visit a few of Judy's friends along the way. First stop was the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St Pete, where Diane Shelly is the Exec Director (floridacraftsmen.net) They have an amazing array of work, in many mediums, all created by Florida artists. And Tammy Berk, ex-Villager & pheonomenal photographer, has her gallery in the same building. Next, we walked across the street to experience the Holocaust Museum. As a Jew whose parents lived through pograms & anti-Semitism, it was very meaningful and emotionally exhausting for me. It was time for something lighter.
After a night & day in Tarpon Springs we arrived in Melbourne, where we did the zip-line at the Brevard Zoo. Strapped into a harness with ropes & clips, we walked across 20+ jiggling obstacles 20 feet above the ground, plus zoomed on zip-lines through the treetops. It was bizarre seeing the monkeys looking up at us from their enclosed habitats below. A small but sweet zoo and a great time for both of us. Who wouldn't fall in love with a flamingo chick like this.
We spent the next fews days as the very pampered guests of her wonderful friends Karen & Danny in Boca Raton.
This week I'm baking loaves of Challah from the old Jewish bakeries of NYC. Great as is, with a shmear of butter or a Friday night blessing. It also makes the most delicious French toast, especially with orange juice & zest added to the eggs. Special Order $4.50/loaf.
If you want something crunchy to munch on or dip in coffee, try my Almond Mandlebrot. It's the Jewish version of biscotti, full of toasted blanched almonds, just like Tante Ethel used to make. Special Order $2/pkg of 2
ALSO AVAILABLE ON MY MENU THIS WEEK:
HOMEMADE JAM & CHUTNEY $4/jar
Mango Strawberry Cardamom, Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper, Mango Meyer Lemon, Berry Basket, Just Strawberry, Tangerine Pineapple Meyer Lemon, Keitt Mango Chutney, Ginger Pear Chutney.
Crunchy hand-rolled rods made with garden fresh Rosemary & Parmigiano cheese
BLUEBERRY LEMON MEGA MUFFIN $2/each
Light lemony body, filled with fresh blueberries...never gummy
CHOCOLATE ORGASM COOKIES $5/pkg
Chocoholic delight: mostly Belgium Bittersweet Chocolate with chocolate chips & almonds
LARGE COOKIE $1.50/each
Belgium Dark Chocolate Orange Walnut, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Belgium Dark Chocolate Lemon (no nuts), Classic Chocolate Chip (no nuts)
TO PLACE AN ORDER
call me at (941) 746-6647 or
by 5 pm WEDNESDAY
by 5 pm WEDNESDAY
PAY BY CASH OR LOCAL CHECK MADE OUT TO "BONNI BROWN"
PICK UP YOUR ORDER
at my home in The Village of the Arts
FRIDAY or SATURDAY from 2-5
Palma Sola Farmers Market SUNDAY 11-3
I'm at Palma Sola Farmers Market Sundays 11-3
held at Geraldson's Community Farm in NW Bradenton. Go to their FaceBook
link below where you can get driving directions & more information