Archive for June 2011 | Monthly archive page

posted by on Baking, Chocolate, Dessert, Tarts

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My love for Martha Stewart’s baking recipes has been well-documented (here, here and some cherry scones circa 2009 that I never got around to photographing), so when my friend asked me to bring a dessert to her going-away dinner party, I looked no further than Ms. Stewart. Healthy and wildly inventive her desserts are not, [...]

posted by on Dessert, East Village, Sandwiches, South American/Spanish, Vegging Out

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My boyfriend and I once went through a phase where we chose a different and new cuisine via restaurant each week. Well, that happened (intentionally) twice. Once was Ethiopian and the second time was Venezuelan food at El Cocotero in Chelsea. There, we tried their national dish called arepas, which are corn flour sandwiches of [...]

posted by on Chicago, Ice cream, Mexican, Sandwiches, Tacos, Travels, Vegging Out

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I spent four amazing, mostly bone-chatteringly cold years, as an undergrad in Chicago, and even though the sound of my graduation year already makes me feel old, the memories, mostly of food, are still fresh in my memory. I returned last week for a glorious, if not completely hectic, five days in the Windy City, [...]

posted by on Fish, Mexican, Nolita, Outdoor seating, SoHo, Tacos, Vegging Out

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New York has this way of making you feel like if you’re not outside your apartment, taking advantage of the city, you’re missing out. There’s always some cool bar, restaurant, exhibit or park you MUST BE AT. And when it gets warm, that gravitational-like pull towards the streets is even more powerful. I don’t often [...]

posted by on Baking, Blueberries, Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Fast & Easy

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I think it’s always nice, in this world of constant connectedness, to disconnect for at least a short period of time. Specific, to this blog, it’s nice to re-evaluate and re-energize and in general, with all our smart phones, Apple products, DVR, keyless car entry, etc., it’s hard to escape technology, so taking some time [...]