Archive for September, 2008

Brunch: Veggie and Goat Cheese Sandwiches, Manchego Mini Quiche, and Danish Apple Pastry

Monday, September 15, 2008

We had our friends, Peter, Jeff, and Erin, over for brunch. Since brunches are around noon, you have to plan to make some things in advance, unless you want to get up way too early. I’m pretty anal about optimal eating, meaning I won’t allow for something that’s ok because of convenience. I’ve got to […]

Smokey Bones

Sunday, September 14, 2008

For Lon’s mom’s birthday, we went to Smokey Bones Smokey Bones, a chain scattered throughout the Eastern United States. I had never heard of this large barbeque joint (that looks like an over-sized sports bar) and they have probably never seen an Asian before. Yet, they were filled causing a wait at 5:25 pm on […]

Goya Canned Black Beans

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A few weeks ago, on Friday, August 29, 2008, we went through can after can of Goya Black Beans (Frijoles Negros) looking for one that wasn’t spoiled-looking. We couldn’t believe that so many in a row were ruined. They had a nasty grayish-white sludge on top, some worse than others.

I jumped on Google […]

Jade Asian Restaurant for Mom’s Birthday

Saturday, September 13, 2008

We’ve been to Jade Asian Restaurant several times for dim sum, but hadn’t tried dinner there yet. My mom and her friends, the most social group of 60+ year olds, reserved three tables for her birthday last night and then reserved tables at a dance hall for afterwards. Geez, I think I usually get […]

Mini Carrot Spiced Cupcakes (Sans Nuts)

Friday, September 12, 2008

I made these Mini Carrot Spiced Cupcakes almost 6 months ago, and promised to make them again without the nuts. I love nuts, but in these little cupcakes, I just thought a smoother texture throughout would work better. Today is my mom’s birthday so it was the perfect opportunity to make mini-cupcakes again, the perfect, […]

Inside the Despana Basket: Lentejas and Salchichon

Friday, September 12, 2008

I’ve been waiting till the temperatures cooled a bit, before using the lentils (Lentejas) in our Despana Basket. The advantage of jarred lentils, over dried, is that you don’t have to rehydrate them. That’s why I call it a Quick Lentil Soup; it’s relatively faster and easier.
It’s taken us a while to go through all […]

Tong Thai Brasserie Revisited

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Last time we were at Tong Thai Brasserie Tong Thai Brasserie, we vowed to come back before the prices went up (just our own speculation). This time, we were a party of 5, ordering 5 appetizers, 6 entrees, and 2 desserts.
Our friends, Sara, Angie, and Winnie, had never been to Tong before so we did […]


Thursday, September 11, 2008

I forgot to bring my camera but not worries, not much food porn at Acqua Acqua. We were on the Upper West Side looking at an apartment (yes, still looking) and just picked a random nearby restaurant for dinner. They had curb side seats available so we decided to enjoy the great weather. Starting […]

You Drink… what?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

There’s a interesting map floating around the Internet today… it’s actually from quite a few years ago (seeming originating from The Pop vs. Soda Page), but probably just about as accurate. Have a peek at it below, it’s about what people call that fun carbonated drink with syrup in it, depending on where they […]

Starbucks Better Breakfast Hour

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This morning, I attended the Starbucks Better Breakfast hour, an event hosted by Starbucks, where food bloggers and magazine editors were invited to sample and discuss Starbucks new line of healthy breakfast options.
In attendance:
Chesna Closs of Fit EsteemEd Levine of Serious EatsJaime Green of Cheap Healthy GoodKelcey Kitner of The Mama Bird DiariesLinda Rogers of […]