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Food & Drink

Picnic on Someone Your Own Size

Since we’ve skipped spring and jumped straight into summer, dive into these picnic-perfect recipes by Almond’s executive chef (and dad) Jason Weiner.

Mango-Banana Tango Parfaits
Serves four

Ingredients
1 very ripe mango (peeled and rough chopped)
2 pints strawberries
2 bananas (peeled and rough chopped)
2 c. full-fat Fage Greek yogurt

1. In a blender, puree each fruit separately.

2. Whip yogurt into soft peaks by hand or using a mixer.

3. Alternate layers of fruit puree and yogurt in four-ounce jars or glasses.

4. Garnish with store-bought vanilla wafers and a sprig of fresh mint.

Elbows and Peas with Cheese
Serves four

Ingredients
1 c. cooked elbow macaroni (or other bite-size pasta)
1/3 c. cooked fresh English peas
1/3 c. crumbled feta cheese
1/3 c. canned chickpeas (strained)
1 tomato (seeded and diced)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon

1. Gently combine ingredients and top with a squirt of lemon juice.

Want to eat out, but inside? Try Almond’s newly launched kiddie plat du jour brunch menu, featuring such faves as baby lentil and polenta raviolini.


Almond, 12 East 22nd Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue (212-228-7557 or almondnyc.com).

This Week in New York!

SHOP
Kid O Spring Sale
What:
Save up to 50 percent on tasteful puzzles and playthings for preschoolers.
Why: Less is more.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Kid O, 123 W. 10th St., b/t Greenwich & Sixth Aves. (212-366-5436).

HEAR
Cinderella and the Prince Who Slays the Magic Dragon
What: This concert for young people is an updated, urban version of the favorite fairytale.
Why: If the shoe fits.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway, at 65th St. (212-875-5030). Tickets online at littleorchestra.org.

SHOOT
Dribbl Jr. at Kidville

What: Dribbl’s first hoops program for 3-year-olds debuts on the Upper East and West sides.
Why: It’s a slam dunk.
When: Mon.-Aug. 24.
Where: 163 E. 84th St., b/t Lexington & Third Aves. (212-772-8435); 466 Columbus Ave., b/t 82nd & 83rd Sts. (212-362-7792).

LOCATIONS
Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
@ 65th St
New York, NY 10023
212-875-5030
466 Columbus Ave
bt 82nd & 83rd Sts
New York, NY 10024
212-362-7792
163 E 84th St
bt 3rd & Lexington Aves
New York, NY 10028
212-772-8435
123 W 10th St
bt Greenwich & Sixth Aves
New York, NY 10011
212-366-5436
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