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My Favorite Things in May


A view from the High Line in Lower Manhattan.

A view from the High Line in Lower Manhattan.

A little over a week ago Stephen and I flew back east for my 15th college reunion. The kids had a week-long sleepover with my parents. After the reunion, we spent a few days in New York City. I didn’t realize how much I would miss my kids until we were away for soooooo long. We needed some alone time, and thanks to my parents we were able to have that time, but we both talked about how fun it will be to take the kids back when they are a little older and explore Manhattan more.

Another view of the High Line and the Standard Hotel in the background.

Another view of the High Line and the Standard Hotel in the background.

While we were walking the High Line, waiting for the Whitney Museum of American Art to open, we realized that the park looked exactly like the children’s book The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. It’s a lovely children’s story if you’ve never read it. And now on to my favorite things.

Eataly in New York City. Have you been there?


We ate lunch there, had gelato, and went back our last night for a decadent dessert. We could have eaten all our meals there, but there were so many other good restaurants to try. And no, I was not following any restricted diet, AIP or otherwise, on our vacation.

IMG_0908We returned home after a week away and were amazed to see how much our plants have grown. We harvested our first batch of French Breakfast radishes. Don’t forget you can eat your radish greens. I used ours in a pesto.

I have to say though that my favorite favorite thing this month was seeing Zoey and Zane after a long week away. I fell in love with them again, not that I was out of love with them, but in the same way that you fall in love with your spouse over and over again even though you never stop loving him or her. Lots of things to do around the ranch. In two weeks my herbal class meets again. I have tinctures and liniments to make. Zoey’s last day of school is on Friday. And then we have the whole summer ahead of us. Work on the main house is starting. I’ll be taking more photos in the weeks ahead to post.


Author: Jessica Adriance Cowan

I'm a wife, mama of a daughter and son, a lover of writing, and budding herbalist.

2 thoughts on “My Favorite Things in May

  1. I’m so jealous. Your radishes are beautiful! Was my brother and my SIL exhausted? Gald you had a wonderful time.

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