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Friday, November 30, 2012

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It's that time of year again!! Satsuma time. Breakfast:


(later followed by an unpictured Pink Crisp apple)
Lunch was from Paradis, tomato red lentil soup with a roll.


So, funny story, I guess - I took the soup to eat in the park and about half way through, a youngish junkie sat on the bench next to me and started talking about how he got kicked out of the grocery store nearby, started swearing and then was like, "Oh, excuse my language." Then he pulled out some sunglasses, put them on and said, "I need you to be honest - be BRUTALLY HONEST with me, do these sunglasses look good?" "Yeah, yeah you look good! Did you just buy those?" "Yeah, yeah, so like, do I look SUPER good? Or just okay?" "I wouldn't say SUPER good but you look good." "Okay, cool, yeah, thanks..." And I resumed eating my soup as he nodded off on the bench. Oof. I asked if he was okay and all; I really felt bad for the guy. He didn't even ask for money or food; I would have given him something but he was just out. That's New York through the lens of Maud. Anyway.
A snack.


And dinner. The same old salad of late: spinach, avocado, tomato, zucchini, tofu, kimchee, tahini dressing.


Manhattan or two may be in store. Good night.

25 comments:

  1. That soup looks really good. What a story about the guy who sat by you!

    Enjoy your Manhattan!

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    1. The soup was delicious! It was blended, I think to make it super creamy.

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  2. oh how i miss satsuma season in new orleans.

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    1. Sounds like you had it reeeeal good. And no carbon footprint, either!

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  3. I am so excited about citrus season! Yum! The soup and roll really do steal the show, as does the young visitor who joined you on the bench.

    Had I read this last night, I could have raised my nog and sent a "cheers" your way. ;)

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    1. We'll synchronize our drinks! Cheers back at you!

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  4. I like the satsumas with the attached leaves. Sad story about the junkie — it's hard to know what to do, isn't it? I've given people food, but as you said, he didn't ask for anything except your opinion. Sometimes I make a plan to always carry snack foods with me to hand to people on the street, but usually I forget.

    Cheers!

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    1. That's a good idea. I unfortunately know someone who is currently homeless and sometimes I have food in my bag and don't exactly know what to do even then. I always tell myself, next time I'll offer it but sometimes there isn't a next time.

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  5. Citrus season is back, yay! I'm so excited!

    Oh man what a story with your visitor on the bench. Lots of characters in NY, it's really sad though. I feel like every new yorker has stories like these, it's just part of living here. At least the glasses looked good though?

    Great looking food! That salad, yum!

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    1. Meee too. Love the citrus.
      Yeah, I guess that's always going to be a part of this city. And every city. And the world. Wish it weren't.
      Thanks, the salad was definitely tasty enough for a repeat!

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  6. How can the junkie afford to live in NYC, but I can't? Great looking soup.

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    1. It didn't look like he had to pay too many taxes, I think that's where they get you.

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  7. Love these kinds of posts -- I'm a food voyeur-- and that sunglass tale was a true NYC story,

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    1. Thanks Dynise. You probably see a lot of the same in Philly..

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  8. Thank you!! I will pick up my satsumas this week!!

    I love that you told him he didn't look "super good". Gots to keep it real, Maud. Maybe I'll see you at the 12/15 shop-up?

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    1. Hahah he TOLD me to be brutally honest!
      I usually work Saturdays (and am so bummed the shops aren't on Sundays this year) but I might try to switch my schedule around to get out there FINALLY. If I do, I'll let you know!

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  9. The satsuma is pretty; it looks like the blossom is still attached. The soup sounds like a good combo too. As for your lunch guest; what can you do? But, I'm sure he was comforted to know that he looked good...that's important when you're passed out.

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    1. I love satsumas, they are really pretty and cute AND delicious.
      Yeah, I hope the cops just thought a smart lookin' dude in shades was chilling on the park bench and left him alone.

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  10. Kimchi and tofu? Too right.

    Manhattan? Whisky tastes like evil to me but it, and Manhattans, are inherently cool. I'm going to start a one-woman campaign to make rum the new cool drink. Dark and Stormys all round!

    I like Ingrid's idea of synchronising drinks - maybe we need to organise some online vegan drinks party at some weird hour where we're all awake. I'll bring the chips and rum!

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    1. Ooh I love whiskey...rum seems to do me in too quickly, haha. I am totally into a cyber drinks party!

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  11. Your satsuma is prettier than my satsuma! Seriously, what the hell? Mine never have leaves, ha ha. :) Thanks for sharing your random park conversation...I kind of enjoy those (as long as they're not sketchy), but hey, he can't be so bad if he's apologizing for his potty mouth. :) You're still drinking them Manhattans? Ahh, so good. :)

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    1. Yeah, I'm obviously special. Haha. And YES the whiskey for the manhattans went really quickly but then I had all this vermouth and bitters left over so....I had to buy another bottle of whiskey. Ha!

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  12. I have never heard of a satsuma! Looks good!

    What a touching (wc?) story about your encounter with the junkie. Tough times for so many folks. : /

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