Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are big market days in NYC. In the Highbridge & Concourse area in the Bronx, markets are springing up around every corner so that the community can have access to fresh, affordable produce.

As some of you may know, the Bronx has been facing health challenges for decades. Now, the city, the community, and local organizations are taking charge of their diets.

Even though it’s only a couple of stands, the Jerome Ave & 170th St. market is a beacon of life and possibility. At any given time, there are dozens of people picking through red onions, purple carrots, romaine lettuce, beets, and the list goes on. There are juices, an abundance of fruit, and a cooking demonstrations.

For $14, I bought 6 red potatoes, two tomatoes, a bunch of purple carrots, 1 onion, 2 peppers, 1 cucumber, 3 eggplants, 1 zucchini, and a head of red lettuce. Be sure to check out any market that’s near you!

Scone Rhymes with Stone (and tastes better too!)

Hello there! Welcome to Two Birds, One Scone. Once upon a time, a dear friend of mine corrected me after I exclaimed, “We’re killing two birds with one stone!” She said very sweetly that we should feed two birds with one scone. Just like that I re-imagined my approach to eating.

What my friend said to me changed how I interacted with food as a whole- food should be treated with care, mindfulness, and enjoyment. The point of this blog is not to preach or beg. It is not to judge. I simply want to share food experiences. You can expect recipes, market information, news about food gaps, production methods, or simple ways you can live a busy life and eat well. This blog will mostly feature vegetarian habits but they will be adaptable for the most carnivorous individuals.

I welcome submissions, suggestions, comments, resources, etc.

Namaste.