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 also just made a batch of apple butter.
Baseball is back; now if it would just warm up. I'm enjoying various cultural events...The Hard Nut, Francis Picabia at MOMA, Danish Dance Theatre's Black Diamond, Marie Schneider Orchestra...
I'm trying to be a locavore. I've been shopping a the Greenmarkets during the summer for years, but 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 haven't completely succeed, but did pretty well.
I enjoy old movies: Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, It Happened One Night, The Lost Weekend, Madame Satan (1930, a hoot)... Recently enjoyed Hidden Figures and I Am Not Your Negro.
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 just started Hidden Figures.
Going with the locavore theme, I like my own cooking. I'm tending towards simple meals made from whatever happens to be in season. Thank goodness it's finally Spring; peonies showed up at the Green Market this weekend. 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.