Archive for June, 2009

2005 Charles Baur Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Pfersigberg

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We went to Blue HIll at Stone Barns Sunday night (full post coming soon) and we shared a bottle of 2005 Charles Baur Gewurztraminer. I fell in love with it! It’s a sweet wine, almost sweet enough to have as a dessert wine, but still perfect during a meal. It’s still refreshing and just […]

Happy Lemon

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sophia brought over some incredible cream puffs one day. They were airy on the outside and filled with cream to the max. She told me they were from
Happy Lemon 40-23 Main Street, New York, NY 11354, the first kiosk on your left when you enter Sweet Season Shopping Mall (really small […]

Curry Chickpea Fries

Sunday, June 28, 2009

This week’s Weekend Shout out is to Sara at Sara’s Kitchen. I’ve had her post on Chickpea Fries bookmarked since February (at least it’s from this year). The fancy name for these is Panisses, and I spotted a recipe on David Lebovtiz’s blog as well. Since I love fries, you can get me to try […]

Lemon-Lime Cupcakes

Saturday, June 27, 2009

For Sabrina’s birthday, the Dora cake was the main birthday cake, but I’m not a fan of how fondant tastes, so I also prepared cupcakes. It turns out, all the kids happily ate the Dora cake. Shows how much I know about kids, but I’m still glad we had these Lemon-Lime Cupcakes for the adults. […]

Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I think I may have worked with fondant once about 6 years ago. I’m not sure actually, but I’m certain I don’t remember anything, so when I started thinking about my niece, Sabrina’s birthday cake, I had to do a lot of research. I found two sites very helpful: Diary of a Cake Stylist and […]

Korean Melon Fruit Bowls

Friday, June 26, 2009

You’ll have to find an Asian fruit stand or market for these beautiful golden Korean Melons. They have a crisp, honey sweet flesh, in a beautiful white color. I’m particularly fond of this fruit when it’s served very cold. It’s super refreshing, much more water content than cantaloupe or honeydew so it has a lighter […]

Tofu and Mushrooms

Friday, June 26, 2009

You may have noticed a ton of Chinese recipes this week. It’s because my mom taught me a whole bunch on Monday, and normally I would have spread out the posts, but then we got sick, and these are all I have. Without these, the blog wouldn’t have been updated this week, or it would […]

Strawberry Ginger Juice

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lon and I haven’t been feeling great. Poor Lon has the flu and I have a mean cold. We started the week off with lots of gingerale but it’s a silly tradition for illness because there’s no ginger in it. The carbonation may help but we were still missing out on all the wonderful health […]


Thursday, June 25, 2009

A new restaurant called
Mellie’s 13781 Northern Boulevard, New York, NY 11354 has opened up next to Great Wall Supermarket, which makes it a convenient lunch spot for a day of shopping and errands. One wall is lined with tanks of live seafood so I had high hopes as we sat down […]

Chinese Steamed Fish

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My mom and I saw the fish monger pulling out Buffalo Fish from the tanks. They are quite large so you can often buy halves (split lengthwise). We could still see them twitch as he lay some on the ice. How could we resist such fresh fish? We couldn’t, and when you get such fresh […]