Archive for January, 2009

Guang Zhou Restaurant

Monday, January 26, 2009

My mom took us to try Guang Zhou Restaurant Guang Zhou Restaurant, a pretty new place, for their Dim Sum. Most notable is their translucent dumpling skins. No matter which one we tried, we marveled over how perfectly bouncy yet delicate they were, certainly the best we’ve ever had. The Crystal Shrimp dumplings were just […]

Maple Garden for Chinese New Year

Sunday, January 25, 2009

We celebrated Chinese New Year at Maple Garden Maple Garden, which used to be a family favorite, but after this meal, they get crossed off the list. You’ll see some of the same dishes in a past post, only this time, they tasted very different (not in a good way), leading us to believe the […]

Marzipan Rose

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My grandmother is just about the most awesome 92 year old around. I can say that because (a) she is really awesome; and (b) not that many people live to their 90s, let alone stay so active. So to celebrate her 92nd year of awesomeness, Jessica and I made her a Rose cake […]

White Clam Sauce over Fresh Pasta

Saturday, January 24, 2009

After making fresh fettuccine the other night, from the No-Knead Pasta Dough, we made another batch, in the shape of linguine. After the two nights, we had some left-overs of both shapes. I decided to combine them in one of my favorite pasta sauces: White Clam Sauce.

Kefi has Moved

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kefi, a restaurant I do recommend, has moved to 505 Columbus Avenue (at 84th Street). Now that it’s so much bigger, you won’t feel as squished and they are now accepting credit cards. I’ve got my fingers crossed that they maintain the quality while prices stay the same.

Gift Certificates Part 2: Williams-Sonoma

Friday, January 23, 2009

We hope you enjoyed the goodies we got at Sur La Table…our next stop was Williams-Sonoma (thanks to Nick!)
I had a tube pan once upon a time, but through moving a couple of times, I seem to have lost it.

An oil mister has been on our shopping list for a while. Now we can spray […]

Gift Certificates Part 1: Sur La Table

Friday, January 23, 2009

We had held off using some of our wedding gift certificates because we thought we might move, but now that there’s no telling what stores will close in this economy, we decided to whip them out and have a ball! First stop Sur La Table (thanks to Loren and Kim!)
We already have measuring cups, spoons, […]

Hill Country

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A while back, during an eventful night out, Jessica and friends tried to stop by Hill Country Hill Country, a barbecue joint in Flat Iron. However, they left due to high prices and long lines. Last night, I went back with Bill, Sal, & Steve, knowing we would have to face those issues.
The setup […]

No Knead Pasta

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I’m already mildly obsessed with No Knead Bread. Then came the Quicker No Knead Bread. Then I saw No Knead Pasta! Holy Cow! My prayers have been answered.
This method uses a food processor to quickly bring egg and flour together (details in the lovely post by The Second Pancake) in just minutes, instead of the […]

Broccoli Rabe with Calabrese Sausage

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

As a kid, I wasn’t into bitter vegetables, but I now I adore radicchio, arugula, and of course broccoli rabe. I’m still not into bitter melon but perhaps when I’m old, haha. (Sorry mom!)
I read in Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen, that she peels the stem of her broccoli rabe. I had never done that before, usually […]