Archive for October, 2009

Halloween Bones

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!
Our friend Marcos gave us an adorable little Halloween book, Goulish Goodies. If I got the story correctly, Marcos’ wife is a teacher and one of her students’ mother is the author, Sharon Bowers. It’s full of great ideas for Halloween treats, many that you can do with kids, and there’s enough in there […]

More Pumpkin Lasagna Please!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

When I first made pumpkin lasagna last year, I was afraid it wouldn’t work out so I made a small portion in an 8×8 dish. It turned out to be one of my favorite fall recipes, one that I am always bragging about to…well Lon and Ice (my dog). I’m just so proud of it. […]

Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin is not just for jack-o-lanterns. They do start appearing everywhere right before Halloween, but that’s not because of Halloween, it’s because pumpkins are in season. From just before Halloween to a little bit after Thanksgiving, it just feels right to have pumpkin. Your favorite coffee shops start selling pumpkin spiced lattes, the bakery is […]

Baby Back Ribs in Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Why can’t looking for apartments be as easy as looking for recipes? We’ve been looking for a place to move to, on and off, for two years now, with no end in sight. When I look for recipes, I find what I need most of the time. The two processes are actually quite similar. Step […]

New Amsterdam Market

Monday, October 26, 2009

I have been anticipating this month’s New Amsterdam Market, a temporary monthly market, held where the old Fulton Fish market was. The stands focus on local farms or purveyors that source from local farms, with a special focus on meats this time. I knew there were several vendors from Brooklyn, NJ, or upstate NY, places […]

The New French

Sunday, October 25, 2009

We arrived a few minutes before our friends, Elvira and Chris, so I started browsing the menu of
The New French 522 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. It was my suggestion to eat there so I started getting nervous as I scanned a list of dishes that was all over the […]

Stuffed Peppers with Black Bean Sauce

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Marc at No Recipes started Blog Away Hunger, a way for us to contribute to a great cause while cooking and blogging. The idea is to make a meal that is cheaper than your usual meal and donate the rest to World Food Programme. Easy!

I’ve been wanting to participate for a while now, but I’ve […]


Friday, October 23, 2009

One of my major peeves is how dark restaurants are. It seems the average has gotten darker and darker in the last 10 years. They all claim it’s ambiance and while there is a little bit of validity to that, I’ll only accept that excuse up to a certain point. I understand that people don’t […]

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Revisited

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It’s fall now and the tasty tomatoes of summer are saying goodbye. I got ready to start my ritual of slow roasting trays of plum tomatoes and I decided to look back on the post I wrote in October  of last year. I’ve been doing that lately and occasionally updating the photos with a little […]

Quince: Part 1

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quinces look like over-sized pears and apples, going from green to yellow as they ripen. They are often called the ugly cousins and I just don’t get that. I think there’s something so beautiful about the strong and natural look, like stone carvings from 16th century. To me, they’re picturesque in a regal and classic […]