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4-2-1 Vegetable Soup

Serves 4
Ingredients:
4 cups of any raw root vegetable (or combination of vegetables, depending on what you have lying around), such as cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, celeriac, potato.
2 cups of stock (chicken, beef, turkey, and vegetable stock all work equally well–I’ve tried them)
1 cup of dairy, such as heavy cream, whole milk, yogurt, or sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh herbs to taste
Instructions:
Chop four cups of vegetables and any herbs you feel like adding to the mix. Place in a medium saucepan on the stovetop, add stock, and simmer until vegetables are soft (about ten or 12 minutes).
Puree the soup, either with the help of an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor or blender. Routine to saucepan over low heat and stir in dairy (do not boil or the mixture will separate). Season to taste with salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices you like. Serve immediately.
Note: If you have any leftovers (highly unlikely), this soup freezes well.

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Harlem Skyscaper Cycling Classic

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The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic races along the border of Marcus Garvey Park (also known as Mount Morris Park) in Harlem with the race classes getting tougher and more professional as the day progresses.

Sunday June 18th – Races All Day!

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Bike Governors Island 6-3-18

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Uptown Grand Central Tree Care

image4Did you know that Uptown Grand Central employs a full-time street cleaner to tackle the trash along East 125th Street? It’s a big job, so on Saturday, June 2, from 2-4 p.m., we’re calling on YOU to help us beautify the block from Fifth to Madison avenues.

We’ll be turning the soil, mulching and planting new plants in our tree boxes. All volunteers will be provided gloves and a free T-shirt. Contact us at info@uptowngrandcentral.org if you’d like to get in on the action!

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Van Courtlandt Volunteer Day

Featured Image -- 8761Spring Wetland Volunteers Day
Saturday May 19th at 10am
Did you know there are only 97 acres of freshwater wetlands left in the Bronx and 86 of them are in Van Cortlandt Park? Volunteers will help with native species planting, removal of non-native invasive plants and trash clean up within Tibbetts Wetlands. Meet inside the park near the last stop of the 1 train at Broadway and W. 242nd Street.

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Bee proactive!

A few things you can do to help keep bees healthy:

  • plant different flowers that bloom throughout the season for the bees;

    • native plants and other perennials

    • bloom colors of yellow, white,  blue, and purple

  • watch for neonicotinoid-free note on plant tags- some tags will claim that insecticides were used for ‘your plant’s health’ (but NOT for the bees!)

  • leave the blossoms until they expire

  • plant plants with fragrant flowers with a long bloom season

  • consider early blooming plants for bees that have had little nourishment over the winter

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