Articles posted in ‘Products’

Nantucket Supreme Bay Scallops

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We got a 3 pound pack of Nantucket Supreme Bay Scallops (individually quick frozen) a while back at either Costco or BJ’s. It’s terrible! If you see it, do not buy it! I followed the directions on the bag for thawing and tried other methods. I’ve tried cooking it in different ways, but we both […]

Shun “Ken Onion” Knives

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I just got two Shun “Ken Onion” knives and I’m totally in love. The ergonomic handles, the weight, the rock of the blade make me feel like a samurai. The 8″ Chef’s Knife comes with it’s own little stand and at first I thought that was pointless because I have a knife holder, but now […]

Mashuga Nuts

Friday, July 3, 2009

We picked up a sample of Mashuga Nuts from the Fancy Food Show.  These candied pecans look a bit like moon rocks and have a clever product name: “meshuggah” in Yiddish means “crazy” (a term that my mom often applied to me growing up).

That’s about the limit of interest in this product.  Jessica and I […]

Fancy Food Show 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I spent two days (6 hours each day) sampling everything I could at the 2009 Summer Fancy Food Show (held at the Javitz Center). Even though I’ve experienced the show many times, the sheer size never fails to be overwhelming. I have learned how to pace myself, often only taking one bite per sample, trying […]

Prime Food Dumplings

Thursday, June 18, 2009

When you go to a big Chinese supermarket, they often have an entire aisle dedicated to frozen dumplings. It’s a bit overwhelming. Thank goodness for my mother, who has tried most, if not all of the dumpling brands. She always tells me which ones to buy. We’ve talked about Way Fong Dumplings and Wei-Chuan Soup […]

Woolwich Goat Mozzarella

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I saw Woolwich Goat Mozzarella at Whole Foods and that sounded like something I’d like, but after removing the packaging, it already seemed less appetizing. It looks kind of plastic-like, sort of like a fake stick of butter? You know those plastic foods they have at home stores so that the kitchens or dining rooms […]

Bionaturae Pasta

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Part of me can’t get over how expensive Bionaturae Pasta is. Sure it’s certified organic and 100% durum semolina, but I’ve seen it for up to $5 for a 16oz bag. Twice ever (in a span of maybe 18 months), I got it on sale for 2 for $5. I hate to admit how cheap […]

Vinturi Aerator

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

When Edgar came over for dinner one night, he brought over the Vinturi Aerator so that we could all try it out. It actually comes with a little felt pouch so you can bring it out with you. Isn’t that hilarious? For displaying at home, it has a little stand too. All this would be […]

McDonald’s Iced Latte

Thursday, May 28, 2009

McDonald’s has been marketing their McCafe line pretty heavily.  Despite being a huge fan of coffee, especially the Iced drinks, I’ve resisted trying the McCafes. Aside from French Fries, I just don’t have much faith in McDonald’s.
Last night, we were walking our dog when the big McCafe sign caught my eye. It’s hard to miss […]

Tea for Me

Saturday, May 16, 2009

For my birthday, Lon’s mom and brother bought me an adorable tea pot and of course some tea to go with it. There was a nice shirt too, but we’re not a fashion blog.

The tea pot is made by Port Meirion and comes in a matching box, absolutely perfect for a proper ladies’ gift. (Yes, […]