Archive for October, 2007

Brunch at Punch!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Kasi recommended Punch Punch a long time ago but for some reason I never got around to going. Well, I should have gone earlier since I really enjoyed my brunch this past Sunday and since it’s close by, it’s the perfect safety spot. Punch isn’t going to blow your mind but they hit a couple […]

Tour of San Francisco (part 2 of 2)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Baked Goods
Tartine Bakery – Kristine recommended this great French Bakery Tartine Barkery. Lon had a good Buttermilk Scone with Currants and I tried their famous Morning Bun with Cinnamon and Orange. It’s like a cinnamon bun in a way, but not as ooey and gooey. The dough is layered with more of a croissant texture […]

Tour of San Francisco (part 1 of 2)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The trip to California was truly wonderful. In addition to completing the marathon that I’ve been writing about for months, I had great coffee and many other fine meals.
On Saturday, the day before the marathon, the goal was to not to do too much. So we just walked to Chinatown, a few short blocks from […]

San Francisco Coffee

Friday, October 26, 2007

So sorry that we haven’t blogged in a while but we were away in San Francisco for the Nike Women’s Marathon. Right after the marathon was over, we started our eating marathon. More to come later (Lon and I will put it together this weekend) but just a little bit since you’ve been waiting…
San Francisco […]

Walnut Raisin Biscotti

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I just tried this super easy recipe for Biscotti. It’s not my favorite but it’s good and a nice variation instead of constantly having the standard almond or anise flavored Biscotti. This is definitely a good recipe for a beginner.

Society Cafe

Monday, October 15, 2007

Lon and I had Sunday brunch at Society Cafe Society Cafe. The slightly artsy cafe has average food, terribly slow service (I eventually got up to get my own menu.), at regular Manhattan prices. No discount for being in Harlem which I expected. I had the Stuffed French Toast which was too soggy but otherwise […]


Sunday, October 14, 2007

There really aren’t any burger joints in our neighborhood so we’re glad that Stand Stand opened up. It’s a big plus when you actually get a medium rare burger when you order one. The ingredients are fresh and everything is made to order. So yes, I like the piping hot fries. They’re nice and crispy […]


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bless the University of Minnesota for crossing the Macoun Apple with the Honeygold Apple to make my favorite apple, the Honeycrisp. It’s the perfect name for a super crisp apple that tastes like honey (with the perfect balance of tartness). It’s also an attractive apple, a vibrant red and golden yellow.
Unfortunately, you won’t see Honeycrisps […]

Shishito Peppers

Monday, October 8, 2007

As I walked through the farmer’s market in Union Square, I was reminded of these little Shishito Peppers and had to buy some. There is a Korean stand, usually located at the North side of the park (around where Barnes & Nobles is) that sells these little Japanese Peppers. Sometimes they prepare some for patrons […]

Pams Hams

Monday, October 8, 2007

It was my friend Xiu-Jing’s birthday and we were throwing her a little party on our patio. The centerpiece was a ham from Pams-Hams. We weren’t sure what to expect from a mail order , glazed ham, destined to be defrosted in the fridge and then served at room temperature. So, we were happy when […]