a recipe and a trip to Belvedere Castle
on the 4th of July I made these pretty amazing things. they’re essentially peanut butter & chocolate no-bake bars, with a saltine cracker base. i found the recipe on Food 52; it was a Community Pick winner. (great community-contributed recipe website, by the way, moderated by former NYTimes Food Writer Amanda Hesser). they turned out delicious and make a ton, so I had to share. it’s been a while since i’ve shared a recipe here anyway so it was about time :)
the only note I would make is that the recipe calls for an amount of chocolate that just felt like too little to cover the entire pan, so I doubled my chocolate and it was just right. plus, I like the chocolate coating a little thicker on top so the additional chocolate amount was perfect. ENJOY!
something that i’ve wanted to do is go check out Belvedere Castle in Central Park. there’s nothing entirely special about it but it just felt weird that I’ve lived here almost 7 years and had never been. so, on a lovely Saturday Clif and I wandered into the park and spent a few minutes giving it the once-over.
I am realizing now we didn’t take any pictures of the exterior but you can see it here. it was built in the mid-1800’s and now it’s just used as a weather tower and is home to the NY Meteorologist society. there’s all sorts of bells and whistles at the top of it and when you see on the news that "it’s currently 85 degrees in Central Park," you can know that they’re taking those readings from right here at Belvedere Castle.
verdict: not all that exciting so don’t go out of your way to see it. but if you find yourself next to it, take a few minutes to enjoy the nice vistas from the top.
^^just enjoying central park and making a flower crown. flower crowns are so in right now, aren’t they? Clif just doesn’t understand. (ps. don’t Clif’s new sunglasses make him look like FDR? I just really think so :))
^^oh you mean not this kind of flower crown made out of weeds? whatever!
^^lucky 4-leaf clover found in Central Park!^^