It’s not easy being green

Christmas trees don’t last very long. Especially the frozen ones. In fact the tree Sean and I chose this year would not have lasted 5 minutes – or 5 seconds – in the blazing heat of my family’s Port Lincoln Noel. But it would have been just as welcome there as here on the bright and joyful day we celebrated yesterday. In glorious sunshine a ride through bustling Chinatown ended at a much photographed, tweeted and instagrammed new destination – Taiyaki. This tiny Tokyo and Taiwanese inspired icecreamery is responsible for the latest culinary craze in NYC – freshly baked waffles in the shape of a fish wrapped like a cone around a spiraling of whipped icecream and festive condiments. Red bean – more like sticky dates – line the tail, creating a little sweet surprise at the end. Alas the end comes too quickly! The Christmas Tree, available only for a few more days, comes in green with shiny sprinkles and a star. But green icecream, being matcha rather than lime flavoured, is not as appealing as chocolate. So a chocolate Christmas tree it was, deliciously decorated and devoured with seasonal ceremony…


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3 Responses to It’s not easy being green

  1. Chrissy Hirst says:

    Ooooooh! Segoi!!!!!

  2. Linley says:

    Dear Gabrielle, As you are in New York over the New Year have you seen this wonderful exhibition at my very favourite museum,after the Frick, the Neue Gallery New York ? On 5 th Avenue. It closes in 3 weeks . Called “Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age” it is to die for. Hope you see it. Happy New Year from Linley.

    Sent from my iPad


    • Thank you for this Linley – and for all your great suggestions. With your timely prompt I am hoping to get to the Neue on Thursday – or certainly next week. This is the busiest week of the year for museums, so if the line is too long tomorrow, I will defer. But I will get there!

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