Archive for July, 2008

Sunday Cherry Pancakes

Sunday, July 27, 2008

This recipe is an adaptation from Kelly’s Blueberry Pancake recipe on her site Eat Make Read. It is a fabulous idea, adding honey, cinnamon, and vanilla to pancake batter. When I read the post, I saved the page to use this weekend. I halved the recipe to suit two people and I used cherries because […]

Birthday Revisit to Wildwood Barbecue

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Do you remember our visit to Wildwood BBQ a few months ago? Well for Steve and my birthday today, a few of us went back again (after watching The Dark Knight, which was exceptional, albeit ridiculously long). Except for me and Jessica, it was everyone’s first visit. The food got the same […]

Maeda-en Matcha (Green Tea Powder)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Last week, I picked up some Maeda-en Matcha (Green Tea Powder) from M2M for $10, thinking this container would be full. Surprise, surprise, there was a little bag inside with roughly 3 tablespoons of powder. Granted, it smelled so good, I wanted to snort it and the color was magnetic (with any food coloring). But […]

The Redhead

Friday, July 25, 2008

My friend Angie, always reading up on the latest noteworthy openings in NYC, instant messaged me this week. She read about The Redhead The Redhead and had to go. Skimming through the publicity they’ve had, the food sounded interesting, but it was a bar. I think you can tell, Lon and I are not bar […]

Grass Jelly

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Grass Jelly is a popular dessert and/or drink with Asians, made from the leaves of Mesona Chinensis (in the mint family). The dark brown to black jello-like cubes are not the most attractive option to have, but Chinese people believe in its cooling powers. I used to hate it as a kid and remember my […]

Lay’s Enitika Olive Oil Chips

Thursday, July 24, 2008

This is the last of our chips from Greece. I was saving the best for last, thinking the olive oil chips must be amazing. So anti-climactic! These looked and tasted no different from regular chips, not even a hint or whiff of olive oil. Boo! Of course, we ate them anyway.

Inside the Despana Basket: Egg Cream

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Last night I was incredibly thirsty, so I started poking around the fridge and remembered the bottle of Fuensanta, a sparkling, natural mineral water that was Inside the Despana Basket.

I removed the bottle cap, making rare use out of the bottle-cap opening feature of our Oxo can opener. After a few sips of the […]

Sushi Yasuda #16

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

You may have noticed that we missed Sushi Yasuda last week. We tried to make reservations and it was too late. Our Chef Mitsuru was all boooked. We learned our lesson and made reservations for next week before leaving the restaurant today. I apologize for terrible pictures. I only brought the point-and-shoot because there was […]

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a real quick and easy crowd pleaser. I’ve made it for several parties and it’s always one of the hits. The key is to use thin asparagus. It will cook more evenly and 3 to 4 thin stalks looks better then 1 or 2 fat ones.

Inside the Despana Basket: Vinagre de Jerez

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Vinagre de Jerez, a sherry vinegar included in our Despana Basket, is awesome. This is a definite step up in taste and smell over your local supermarket brand. In order not to mask the wonderful vinegar, I made a very simple dressing.
Sherry Vinaigrette for Two

1 tablespoon Sherry Vinegar
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
1/2 teaspoon dark […]