Archive for June, 2008

Olive Oil from Greece

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We brought back several different bottles of olive oil from our honeymoon. This bottle of Kolimvari Extra Virgin Olive Oil was recommended to us by a store employee who seemed confident that this one was better than all the rest. It was made in Iraklio, Crete, Greece, where he believes the best olive oil comes […]

Inside the Despana Basket: Jamon Iberico

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Drum roll please…..The Despana basket included the famous Jamon Iberico. Lon and I have been talking about getting this special, imported cured ham, but with busy wedding plans, it had slipped our minds. Lucky us, who finally got to try this delicious meat. The flavor is like a combination of Serrano and Prosciutto, really good […]

Inside the Despana Basket: Almond Torta

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Here’s the first installment of “Inside the Despana Basket”: an almond torta, kind of like an almond brittle, wrapped in a nice box, perfect for a gift.

The almonds from Spain seem to be rounder than what we get here and desserts from other countries are usually less sweet than they are here too. That’s why […]

The Despana Basket

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

When Lon and Justin K. had first discovered Despana, Lon said that he wanted one of everything. Having grown up with Lon, Justin K. and his brother Steve, knew that Lon really meant it. Over the weekend, Steve and Justin came over with a big surprise, a giant basket with one of everything from Despana! […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Monday, June 23, 2008

Our niece Sabrina had a fabulous backyard first birthday party yesterday. Bonnie, Sabrina’s grandma, made burgers, hot dogs, cedar plank salmon, potato and pasta salads, fruit, and desserts, the works! Of course, I had to make something. Sabrina doesn’t eat much solid food yet but she’ll see these pictures in the future and I am […]

Curried Crab over Rice

Monday, June 23, 2008

There used to be a wonderful Indian restaurant on 58th Street, where from time to time I’d enjoy their Curried Crab appetizer. For $12, one could have a pint of curry-flavored crab. Every bite was amazing. Unfortunately they went out of business and I haven’t had the dish in a while.

Sushi Yasuda

Sunday, June 22, 2008

We missed Sushi Yasuda Sushi Yasuda so much. As soon as we got back from the honeymoon, we made reservations. I was extra excited to go this time because we brought a gift for Chef Tomura. I had read that it was common in Japan for patrons to bring gifts to their sushi chefs. Since […]

ABC Chinese Restaurant

Saturday, June 21, 2008

We missed Father’s Day while we were on honeymoon so we made sure to celebrate soon after our return. We had planned to go for Peking duck but the restaurant was booked for the night, a second choice had a long wait, and we ended up at ABC Chinese Restaurant ABC Chinese Restaurant. All because […]

One Fish, Two Fish

Friday, June 20, 2008

We missed Stephen’s birthday during our honeymoon so we had to celebrate as soon as we got back. We ended up in my old high school neighborhood, at One Fish Two Fish One Fish Two Fish. Wow, does the area look different. The restaurant feels spacious, which is a rare pleasure in Manhattan when you’re […]

What’s Up With Sammy’s Noodle Shop?

Friday, June 20, 2008

On the last day of our honeymoon, we had to eat breakfast (same buffet) at 5am in the morning because Princess Cruise Lines forced us to meet at 5:30am in the lobby, to have us arrive at the airport at 7am, for a flight that was at 11:55am. We couldn’t even check in till 9am […]