I love fall.
I love fall in New York.
It always exceeds expectations in its beauty-
and that right there is magic for me.
We decided to hit the pause button on our daily routine and head out.
We drove up to the Catskills to enjoy the colors in their full glory.
We had such a great time that I wanted to share with you all the
places we've been to.
Also, a simple vegetable soup recipe that we cooked in our cabin with the freshest farmers market haul we could get our hands on.
This recipe will help you embrace those cold nights
coming our way with a smile on your face.
Scroll all the way down to get the complete low-down of where to stay, eat & what to buy....
Indian yellow birch.
Burnet orange maple.
Ruby red sassafras.
Purplish maroon oak
QUICK TRAVEL TIP:
2. Marinade the following:
6-8 pieces of boneless chicken (feel free to replace with tofu /fish and etc)
3 tbs. of Lekama,
2 tbs. Harissa
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbs. oil
1-2 tsp. salt
Mix, grill and serve with a nice big salad or anything else that strikes your fancy.
The where & what
I came across most of the info through a perfectly illustrated guide to Ulster county from Design Sponge- so make sure to check it out to get more info and recommendations.
This airbnb was exactly what the doctor prescribed. A well-kept charming wooden cabin, surrounded by the tranquility sounds of a back yard stream.
If you know us by now, you would know that we rather enjoy a meal at home over eating out. When we travel it is no different. We stopped at few of the farmers market on the way and got some groceries to enjoy at our cabin. Breakfast consisted of fresh bread from Bread Alone, local cheeses we got at Sunfrost Farms, fresh vegetables from Woodstock farmers market and the best smoked trout I ever had from the Migliorelli stand. For dinner one night we put together this one pot vegetable soup and the other night we marinated a few pieces of chicken and threw them on the outdoor grill.(scroll to the top to get the recipe for that)
We did want to try Phoenicia Diner which was just few minutes away from our cabin, next time around perhaps.
I'm sucker for all things vintage/reclaimed. Zaborski Emporium made me feel like a kid in a candy store. Wish we had more time to explore all floors.
The thrift store at The Tibetan Center is another gem of a store we stop at whenever we are up state.
At Westwind Orchard, we bumped into Fabio, one of the owners of a beautiful historic orchard. We missed the apple picking days but Fabio was kind enough to let us walk around the orchard and open their small beautiful shop for us. Apple cider vinegar, chili chocolate and maple syrup were only some of the gems we got to take home with us.
FOR YOUR SOUL
By far one of those places you feel that feeds your soul while you walking around in between giant outdoor sculptures. Do yourself a favor and add Storm King Art Center to your ‘must visit’ list.