Archive for August, 2008

Moroccan Spiced Pork Chops with Pluot Sauce

Sunday, August 31, 2008

This is an impressive main course to serve to guests (ours were Angie and Scott). The pretty pink sauce is fruity and tangy, a perfect balance for the spicy pork. What’s even better about this recipe is that most of the work can be done ahead of time.

Oxtail Goulash and Spaetzle

Sunday, August 31, 2008

I love beef oxtails and try to use it in any beef recipe I can (see my Oxtail and Linguine recipe). It works especially well for soups and stews because the bones give off so much flavor to the liquid. My latest oxtail conquest is Goulash, a Hungarian stew, which Lon grew up with. This […]

Chioggia Beets

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Beets are mostly commonly seen in that deep red color that’s very sexy. You’ve probably encountered the golden ones too, a pretty and cheery yellow. Have you seen the Chioggia Beets? From the outside, they look just like other beets, but a lighter red.

On the inside, they are red and white, sometimes with a splash […]

Sushi Yasuda #19

Friday, August 29, 2008

Can you believe it? The 19th visit to Sushi Yasuda marks the first time we did not try a new piece of fish that we had never had before. I’m pretty sure we will still be educated on new pieces in the future, but this visit, I got to concentrate on asking for some notable […]

Raspberry Swirl Brownies

Friday, August 29, 2008

A little less than a year ago, I left my last office job (ever, I hope). I haven’t really kept in touch with my old co-workers, but oddly, I am still good friends with the office that was down the hall. The small boutique office of Signature Bank was just the coolest little group that […]

Lunch at Zeytuna

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I’ve been to Zeytuna before, but this was my first time sitting on the cafe side, with service and a full menu. My friend Anthony and I thought the prices were quite reasonable considering the outdoor seating in such a location Zeytuna. It was a bright and sunny day, and the umbrellas over the cafe […]

Lon’s Birthday Basket: Honey Habanero Grilling Sauce

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I was out all yesterday afternoon, looking at apartments (yes, still looking), so dinner had to be simple. Luckily, we had this Braswell’s Select Honey Habanero Grilling Sauce from Lon’s birthday basket. It only took a few minutes to skewer up some pork kebabs, drenched in the grilling sauce, and stick them on the grill.

We […]

Pluot Torte

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I bought a large amount of beautiful Dinosaur Eggs (or Pluots) and decided to try baking some. I figured I wouldn’t find an exact recipe for these so I just took a plum torte recipe, adjusted, and hoped for the best. It’s a little tart, very pretty, and almost too easy to make. Save this […]

Tal Bagels: Cheese Pie

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kasi and I stopped in at Tal Bagels Tal Bagels for coffee and a snack. We didn’t have bagels though, after noticing this Cheese Pie. Remember the Spinach one I had in Greece?

This one wasn’t quite as good, mainly because the cheese inside was still cold, while the top was a bit burnt. Still, buttery […]

Lon’s Birthday Basket: Crisp Baked Crackers and Pomegranate Blueberry Sparkling Lemonade

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lon has made it clear to his family, never to buy him a present unless it’s edible. He hates clutter and is particular about clothing. He generally just wants to prevent his family from wasting money on stuff he’ll likely throw away. This year, his mom and brother put together a basket of interesting foods […]