Archive for July, 2009

Honey Dew Apple Smash

Sunday, July 26, 2009

When I was neighbors with Carol Gelles, the award winning cookbook author, she gave me a juicer. She had several of them from all the testing she did for her book, 101 Ways to Juice It. Of course, I was also given a copy of her book, so I’ve decided to add cookbooks to Weekend […]

Dancing Ewe Farm

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I spotted a new stand in the Union Square Market on Friday (they only come to Union Sqaure on Fridays), a simple layout featuring Ricotta on one side and Pecorino Fresco and Caciotta on the other. Luisa was standing in the center, by a sign that read Dancing Ewe Farm, giving out samples. With just […]

Mascarpone Cream Puffs

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer is all about light and airy desserts and this is as perfect as it gets. Cream puffs are traditionally stuffed with pastry cream, but this mascarpone cream is lighter and easier to make, a win-win situation. I’m taking these to a barbecue tomorrow so I’ll pack the pate a choux (the puff) in one […]

Brasil Coffee House

Friday, July 24, 2009

We’ve been searching for a new home in Long Island City, where they seem to have their own little coffee chain:
Brasil Coffee House 44-02 23rd Street, Queens, NY 11101. (There is one
location in Manhattan 161 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016 but I never noticed it.) A […]

Pomegranate Margarita

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We picked up a little bottle of La Pinta Pomegranate Infused Tequila, when we were in Mexico. Naturally, anyone would make a Pomegranate Margarita out of that.

It’s easier to make drinks at home than you think and a few helpful tools can make it even easier. First, a cocktail shaker. It’s basically a cup […]

Strawberries and Fiori di Sicilia Cream

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I bought a little bottle of Fiori di Sicila from King Arthur. It was one of those times where you see   something and go, hmm…what’s that? …and then of course, I have to try it. It’s described as a combination of citrus and vanilla, which is pretty accurate, and recommended as an alternative to vanilla […]


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Spice, Thai junk, used to occupy this corner on University place. I was glad to see them go, although they moved closer to me, yuck.
Recess 60 University Place, New York, NY 10003 opened up and I didn’t know what to make of the decor. It looks so college rec room-ish that […]

Pierre Loti Wine Bar

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pierre Loti Wine Bar 53 Irving Place, New York, NY 10079 gave me mixed signals. When I asked for wine recommendations, our waiter didn’t seem to want to make suggestions. On the flip side, my friend, Sheryl, dropped and broke her phone and our waiter came over with a flashlight to help […]

Summer Restaurant Week 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

You may remember my post during Winter Restaurant Week. Read it if you want to know how I feel about it. If you don’t  have time to read it, the gist is that I’m not a big fan, except for maybe the lunch deal at certain select places.
So, now it gets worse. I was thinking […]

Summer Squash Chili with White Cheddar Cornbread

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My friend Emily has been studying for the New York State Bar Exam and decided to spend her birthday studying in Washington Square Park. She had this great idea, inviting friends to join her in the park, to study or read a book, or just say hi. Of course, I wanted to bring her some […]