Archive for October, 2009

Blackberry Oatmeal Cookie Muffins

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

When I made the Cherry Almond Cookie Pies, JP asked if I could make a version without nuts for his nephew. Well, since JP is partially responsible for how Lon and I met, the least I could do was design a recipe for him. See JP was one of the first people I met in […]

Dungeness Crab with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Monday, October 19, 2009

If you’re wondering where Lon has been, he’s still here. We’re still happily married and he’s still the tech support, web designer, and general problem solver. He hasn’t written much lately because work has been demanding, and one of us has to get paid in money. He’s usually gone before I wake up and he […]

Taste Good Malaysian Cuisine

Saturday, October 17, 2009

***Update: Ownership has changed and food has gone way downhill***

Taste Good Malaysian Cuisine 8218 45th Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373 is a rather shabby looking place. They serve on plastic dishware and give you water in Styrofoam cups. The smell of incense (which we hate) competes with a bit of fishiness. Despite all […]

Doubanjiang Beef Short Ribs

Friday, October 16, 2009

It’s pretty un-like me to toot the horn of my Asian peoples, but I have to hand it to them, they are geniuses when it comes to using beans. Some times, you even forget that the famous soy sauce, all that liquid umami, is made from fermenting soy beans. Then there’s black bean sauce, also […]

The Nourishing Kitchen of NYC

Thursday, October 15, 2009

In East Harlem, so far East, on a street I never knew existed (Pleasant Avenue), I almost missed the door with the humble paper sign scotch taped on:
The Nourishing Kitchen of NYC 281 Pleasant Avenue, New York, NY 10029. A class is underway, about 6 seniors from the nearby senior center […]

Shrimp Pasta with Sweet Corn, Roasted Tomatoes, and Poblano Cream

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lon and I enjoyed that week in California, from Los Angeles to Napa Valley, so much more than we expected to. Neither of us like driving, but the views were postcard quality, and we broke the drive up into little pieces. Not only does it make the car rides seem short, we got to see […]

FoodMayhem’s First Meet-Up

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

UPDATE: Brunch will be at Gottino (52 Greenwich Avenue, NYC) at 11am on Saturday, October 17th
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When we announced our trip to Pittsburgh and asked for recommendations, Eleven was nominated, and many chimed in, in agreement. But, after being disappointed with Primanti Brothers, another popular choice, we didn’t know what to expect. We also noticed that everything in the town seemed to be closing at 2pm on Sunday. Perhaps Sunday was […]

Cherry Almond Cookie Pies

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A wedding tradition in Pittsburgh is the Cookie Table, where friends and family bring cookies to put on the table. It’s quite a spread, as you can imagine, and everyone gets to participate in their own way. It’s one of the coolest traditions ever, that I would have adopted, regardless of being in New York, […]

Primanti Brothers

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Shortly after landing in Pittsburgh, we headed to The Strip. (Shortly, because first I had to stop and buy shoes. I didn’t have shoes that matched my dress, but I’ll spare the guys from the rest of that story.) We drove around two circles looking for parking, as I hung my head out the window, […]