Archive for November, 2007

More Pumpkin Please

Monday, November 19, 2007

So, here’s another good pumpkin recipe: Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies! It’s an easy recipe and the picturesque cookies have a wonderful golden color. I used Craisins instead of raisins, which I often do because I like Craisins more. I would’ve liked the pumpkin flavor to be more pronounced but I’m still sure this will be a […]

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hey, it’s Thanksgiving and I love pumpkin cakes, breads, and rolls. I don’t like pumpkin pie though. For me, it’s the texture. Pumpkin pie is like a wet custard and it’s usually ultra sweet as well. For a nice and easy quickbread recipe, try this Pumpkin Cranberry Bread. I didn’t have two 9×5 loaf pans […]

Murray’s Bagels

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I used to go to Murray’s Bagels Murray’s Bagels pretty often when I was in the area more. They did always have good bagels and they make several batches a day so sometimes you can catch some warm bagels fresh out of the oven. Nothing beats fresh, warm breads! Today, I tried one of their […]

Pizza 33

Friday, November 16, 2007

Lon and I are huge pizza fans. We’re always excited about a new pizza place near us but unfortunately, Pizza 33 Pizza 33 was a disappointment. I ran in for quick plain slice today and concluded that it wasn’t worth the $2.25. The thin slice needed more cheese and each component, crust, sauce, and cheese […]

The Cottage

Friday, November 16, 2007

With very few exceptions, I don’t eat Chinese food outside of Chinatown or Flushing. There is a very good reason for that. Most Chinese restaurants scattered across Manhattan are awful and basically inedible.
Lon was craving dumplings so we took a chance and tried The CottageThe Cottage. The dumplings were horrible. The pork filling and dough […]

Delfino Cilantro

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Lon and I love trying new stuff so when we saw a new herb in the farmer’s market, we had to try it. The sign said Delfino Cilantro and it smells just like the cilantro or Chinese parsley available in your local supermarket. The fern-like leaves are attractive and the flavor is like a parsley/cilantro […]

Dove Origins and Dark Snickers

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I promised to keep you updated as I continued to eat through the giant pile of candy from the Sweet Spot. Dove has a new line of dark chocolates called Origins. They are made with 61% cacao and are separated by origin: Ecuador, Ghana, and the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a piece from […]

Chocolate Chip Apple Cake?

Monday, November 12, 2007

When I first saw this recipe, I thought it was a weird combo: chocolate chips and apples? But when you bake a lot, you start feeling like you’ve made everything so I felt adventurous and gave it a shot. It was actually surprisingly good. Lon and Resa, my two dinner companions last night, both complimented […]


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Angie arranged a surprise birthday lunch for Sara at JaneJane. We didn’t have the full party and the birthday girl was delayed but the hosts and wait staff were kind enough to accommodate us. Jane doesn’t officially serve brunch on Saturdays but does serve some of their brunch items. We ordered the Goat Cheese Flatbread […]

Playing with Your Food

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Some very clever food designs found their way onto the Internet this week… enjoy.