Archive for December, 2008

Gingerbread Station Part 1: Planning Stage

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Seeing pics of amazing gingerbread houses and various Food Network Challenges inspired us to try our hand in it. Neither of us like the taste of gingerbread, nor had we ever built gingerbread houses, but we thought this would be a fun mini-project. Although, it was our first try, I think we did […]

Clinton Street Baking Company

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I’ve been wanting to try Clinton Street Baking Company Clinton Street Baking Company for a long time but deterred by the long lines. I figured a weekday would be better so I made plans to meet Emily there for lunch yesterday. With the heavy snow coming down, I was shocked to see how full they […]

Cheerios Marshmallow Treats

Friday, December 19, 2008

These are just like Rice Krispy Treats, simple to make, yummy, and you can continue lying to yourself about healthy they are because they’re made of cereal. Our motivation for making them is soon to come. Stay Tuned…

Grom

Friday, December 19, 2008

Grom Grom, a gelato shop from Italy, has two location in NY. The flavors are so interesting, stuff like Zabaione, Fiordilatte, Malaga, Cassata Siciliana, etc. (Sorry for the horrid picture.)

Between the four of us (Tim, Melinda, me, and Lon), we ordered Pistachio, Hazelnut, Pannetone, and a dark hot chocolate. At first, I though the prices […]

Cheddar & Chive Biscuits a la BLT Fish

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We’ve been to BLT Fish twice and both times, we had these amazing Cheddar & Chive Biscuits. They come out warm with maple syrup butter, and a cute little card with the recipe on it. Both times, I have somehow misplaced the recipe card (it’s very teeny) but luckily Gothamist posted the recipe.

Beyoglu (with Photos)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I haven’t been to Beyoglu Beyoglu in over two years so it was time to check if anything had changed. Like my last review, the thick pitas were a bit inconsistent, some warm and soft, some cold and dry, but overall rather average. Sadly, the octopus salad turned out to be quite chewy and I […]

Kalustyan’s

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kalustyan’s Kalustyan’s is a no frills kind of place, sitting in Curry Hill, where the streets are lined with cabs, a sign that food here is tasty and cheap. But Kalustyan’s is not a restaurant, it’s a heavenly source of spices, herbs, dried chillies, sugars, and tons of ethnic specialties.

We took a walk over there, […]

Intentional Chocolate

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I recently sampled 3 products from Intentional Chocolate, a chocolate company that differentiates itself from the saturated market by infusing their chocolate with good intent. At first, I thought that was really corny, but you know how grandma’s food is so good because it’s made with love, well, they’re working under that same premise. I’m […]

Making Chili Oil

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

In preparation for making hot pot yesterday, I wanted to make some Chili Oil, a necessary ingredient in spicy hot pot. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy and fast to make, having only three ingredients.
First, de-seed a handful of Chiles de Arbol and then grind them in a spice grinder. The result should resemble […]

Mom’s Hot Pot Sauce

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

If you go to a hot pot restaurant, they usually supply you with several ingredients to make your own dipping sauce. This is because everyone has their own preference, based on personal taste or region they’re from. The variations of hot pot dipping sauce are endless but my favorite has always been my mom’s sauce. […]