Archive for August, 2008

Haw Flakes

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I saw Haw Flakes in a Chinese market on Monday and I was instantly brought back to childhood. These were the candies I ate and shared with friends, while playing jump rope and tag in the school yard. I’d often have a little package or two stuck in my pockets, sometimes melting into a gooey […]

Arturo’s Pizza

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

While babysitting our adorable niece, Sabrina, we ordered pizza from Arturo’s Pizza Arturo’s Pizza, not to be confused with the more famous one on Houston Street. Bearing no resemblance, this large pie, half plain, half sausage was mediocre at best, a tad too salty, but only $16.

For non-fancy pizza, the sauce was ok, the cheese […]

OK 218 is still OK

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

We wandered in to OK 218 OK 218 for lunch today, and I didn’t realize it was that restaurant till we got inside. I had never been inside before but my friend Lily brought food from them, over to our apt before. It was OK before and still OK now, nothing super but some good […]

Cool in Your Code Says “Hi”

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We’re excited to be featured today on “Cool in Your Code”. Being a geek, I first thought their site named had to do with software, but found out it was all about local info per ZIP “code” in NYC. Which makes their name acronym quite clever…
Thanks CiNYC!

Breakfast Trifle

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lon’s mom and brother got us 10 ounce mini trifle dishes. So instead of throwing yogurt and fruit in a bowl, like I’ve been doing most mornings, I decided to make a Breakfast Trifle. Why spend the extra time and effort? Because treating yourself to something special makes you feel good. It’s like wearing […]

Steakhouse Dinner at Home

Monday, August 18, 2008

When I make shopping trips out to Queens, my mom always does me the favor of driving me and my load back to my apartment. Since she’s making the drive to the city, I figure it’s a good opportunity for her to have dinner at our place. Conveniently, my dad and brother can come after […]

Trader Joe’s Authentic Greek Feta

Sunday, August 17, 2008

As much as I love most of Trader Joe’s products, I was pretty disappointed in their Authentic Greek Feta. Not only did it NOT taste like any of the feta I had in Greece, it doesn’t taste like anything, just salty. There is no flavor. Thumbs Down!

Don’t Burn the Food!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

While first learning to cook, I burnt food on a fairly regular basis. And I’ve heard from many home cooks that they still run into the occasional burnt food crisis. It can happen to the best of us — all it requires is a bit of heat and taking your eye off the […]

Mexicana Mama Centro

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mexicana Mama Centro Mexicana Mama Centro opened up a few blocks from us, and became a last minute resort for dinner when our plans changed. We grabbed one of the three little tables outside and enjoyed the perfect weather this evening, starting with a Salsa Piquin (the salsa of the day) with tortilla chips. We […]

Inside the Despana Basket: Oro Verde

Saturday, August 16, 2008

We got two cans of Oro Verde (green olives) in our Despana Basket, one stuffed with pimiento and one stuffed with almond.

The one with almond surprised both of us because we were expecting a hard piece of almond inside, like the ones we’ve tried before. The almond in these have softened completely and just melt […]