We're in the midst of winter, so my beard has come back. It's my favorite winter running accessory. The farmers' markets are less colorful than they were during the summer and fall. I've come to love root vegetables, so I still enjoy shopping at Union Square through the winter and the meals prepared from what I find there. I'm also enjoying the jams I canned during the summer.
I miss baseball season, but am still relishing the miracle that the Giants pulled off. I'm enjoying various cultural events...The Matisse Cut-Outs, The Garden of Unearthly Delights...
I'm trying to be more of a locavore. I've been shopping a the Greenmarkets during the summer for years, but last summer decided to make more of a commitment to local food by canning the local stuff to have over the winter rather than shop at WholeFoods. I didn't completely succeed, but did pretty well.
I enjoy old movies: Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, It Happened One Night, The Lost Weekend... Recently enjoyed Boyhood (incredible), The Imitation Game, and Madame Satan (1930, a hoot),.
I like to read, though mostly I'm reading things that are work related. When I get a chance, I like science fiction...Margaret Atwood, Kim Stanley Robinson, William Gibson. I recently enjoyed a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald short stories.
Going with the locavore theme, I like my own cooking. I'm tending towards simple meals made from whatever happens to be in season. Winter is here in a big way, nearly a foot of snow on my block. I've been enjoying some of the things I canned last summer: asparagus, snap peas, green beans... I'm looking forward to baking pies with the sour cherries I froze away. I don't do well with spicy food. I suspect a weird capsaicin receptor allele because I think sweet paprika is hot; most things you'd find pleasantly hot, I'd find extremely painful.