Archive for September, 2008

Microwave Cooking

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Generally, I don’t promote microwave cooking, because that leads to eating frozen meals or pre-packaged stuff. But, I have to admit, some things are either better in the microwave or yield equal results, and therefore makes sense because it’s easier and quicker.
Lon asked me to do this post and at first I hesitated because […]

N.Y. Dosas in Washington Square Park

Friday, September 19, 2008

Jessica and I are both not feeling great. I stayed home from work and she is trying to relax — her triathalon is this weekend! After being couped up inside all day, we took Ice for a walk and headed down Fifth Ave. We ended up circling half way around Washington Square […]

Puffed Apple Pancake

Friday, September 19, 2008

Lon is home sick today so I decided to make him breakfast. I found this really interesting recipe for a Puffed Apple Pancake, something I had never seen before. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was really impressed with how cool it looked, puffy and golden, with some sliced apples visible.

Luo Bo Gan

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I grew up with this stuff, Luo Bo Gan, preserved and dried turnips or radishes. They’re salty and crunchy, meant to be eaten in small amounts to accompany rice, congee, or noodles. Sometimes, they’re spicy, like this one, and can really give the pick-me-up to anything bland. I say this because this is how […]

Glazed Poppy Bread

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I like quickbreads, as you can probably tell, and that probably means that I’m lazy. In my defense, I usually make stuff depending on what I’m trying to use up in my fridge or pantry. This time, I wanted to use up milk and oranges. Oh, and then I only had a teeny bit of […]

Beet, Goat Cheese, Honey Walnut, Mandarin Salad

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Beets and Goat Cheese are one of those matches made in heaven, and therefore show up in salads quite often. You can make it even more orgasmic but adding mandarin oranges (canned) and honey covered walnuts. I don’t like writing recipes for salads ( I do for dressing though) because the amounts don’t need to […]

Archer Farms: Buffalo Wing Savory Pretzels and Black Bean & Jalapeno Tortilla Chips

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I mentioned my first taste of Archer Farms just the other day, so last night we opened the Buffalo Wing Savory Pretzels and the Black Bean and Jalapeno Tortilla Chips. Unfortunately, neither of us liked the pretzels. We didn’t taste buffalo wing; I taste vinegar and Lon tastes beer.

The Black Bean & Jalapeno Tortilla […]

Chicago, Here We Come!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We planned a four day eating adventure in Chicago for September 25th-28th. We have reservations for Moto Moto and Alinea Alinea already but we need help figuring out what other stops to make. As if just for us, Serious Eats just did a post about places to go in Chicago. We need help narrowing it […]

New Gallon Milk Containers a Comin’

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Just when you got used to the classic shape of one gallon jugs of milk, they throw a curve ball your way and create a new shape for milk containers! Crazy. Well apparently the new shapes are much easier to store and ship, therefore saving the companies money (the article has more info). […]

Archer Farms Cereal: Multigrain with Yogurt Cranberries

Monday, September 15, 2008

This weekend, we were out in Long Island, so I got to stop in at Target. I’ve never had their own grocery brand, Archer Farms, before but my first experience was a good one. The Multigrain Cereal with Yogurt Cranberries is a blend of wheat, kamut, millet, brown rice, and oats. What’s kamut? We didn’t […]