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Happy Weekend

Navesink Fog Water Ice | Umami Girl

Happy weekend, friends. We live alongside the Navesink River, which amazes me by looking and feeling different every day. (One, two, three, just for starters.) It’s a tidal river, so maybe that’s most of it. But there’s a borderline-magical element too. It’s one of those phenomena where all the things I don’t know about science add up to a feeling of wonder and magic, and I’ll take it. I’ll take knowing the river is a place I can always go to slow down and pay attention and be rewarded for it.

Navesink Fog Water Ice | Umami Girl

Friday was unseasonably warm after weeks of unseasonably cold weather (to the extent that means anything anymore), and the flux resulted in a meeting of fog and water and ice like I’ve never seen before. Don’t judge, but before I noticed it myself, I’d scrolled through Instagram and been inspired by this and this (the latter on a different east-coast water body, but hey). So I brought the real camera to the dock, and geez.

Navesink Fog Water Ice | Umami Girl

This crazy mess only lasted a few hours. What a moment, though. A convergence of all the states of matter that I actually understand. (What even, plasma and Bose-Einstein condensates? Where were you in elementary school?)

That’s all I’ve got today. Though if you’re hungry, maybe consider making one of the week’s most popular recipes for Sunday dinner. Spinach Tortellini Soup, Easy Vegetarian Ramen with Rich, Savory Broth, or Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach. Soup, soup, soup. Makes sense.

Talk to you soon.

Carolyn xx


Hi there, I'm Carolyn, and I'm delighted you're here. I'm a NYC-area food, travel, yoga, coffee, wine, running, music making and book obsessive with a great family and a love for sharing it all with you. Grab a drink and come on in. Learn more.

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