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Totally Baked – One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato….

Monday, March 31, 2008

*Update 2/5/09 – Now Closed*
We thought we’d check out Totally Baked Totally Baked on opening day. The well designed space was filled with people on a rainy day, so good job to the publicist. They seem to be working out some logistical kinks as the wait was quite long, and Melinda’s (Lon’s co-worker) order got […]

Wedding Menu Tasting

Monday, March 31, 2008

Carlyle on the Green handles their tastings a little differently. We were invited to have dinner in The Oak Room, the restaurant of their country club, where several menu items overlap with choices you have on the wedding menu. We tried three appetizers, three entrees, and dessert, asked our wonderful server, Andrew, many questions, and […]

Sesame Coins

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cookies travel well, so they’re one of the best things to make if you have to bring it somewhere. Today, we were heading out to Long Island to see Uncle Howard and Aunt Ilene, and I wanted to bring a light cookie. I flipped through Great Cookies, by Carole Walter, and chose Sesame Coins. They […]

Invitations from a Foodie Wedding

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Photo by Eddie Song
We recently sent out invitations for our upcoming wedding. Like others before us, we included a phrase that we thought best represented our feelings. The original quote was from Harriet Van Horne; however, we flipped around the first line to fit our needs. Our saying was:
Love is like cooking. It […]

Totally Baked

Saturday, March 29, 2008

*Update 2/5/09 – Now Closed*
Lon and I were walking to Paper Presentation and saw a new food spot opening up. It looks like we’ll have a baked potato bar in our neighborhood, starting this Monday. We snagged a menu from Totally Baked Totally Baked so we could plan our method of attack.
We won’t be getting […]

Steak Frites

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lily’s send off party was held at Steak Frites Steak Frites, at the new location in Tribeca. I never went to the previous Union Square location, but I heard it was quite popular. I wonder if it was better in the original spot because Lon and I were pretty disappointed in this experience, and […]

Mini Carrot Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Friday, March 28, 2008

My friend Lily is moving away so I had to send her off with a treat. I love mini cupcakes and I love giving mini cupcakes. So, I decided on an apple/carrot spice flavor but you can’t taste the apple so I’m calling them Carrot Spice Cupcakes. I am so impressed with this recipe, as […]

Lamb Shanks and Fresh Gnocchi

Friday, March 28, 2008

I’m finally feeling a bit better, not yet 100%, but I had just enough energy to make a home-cooked dinner last night. I tried this recipe for lamb shanks from Bon Appetit, and it was great. Definitely, one to serve to guests. It does take some time to make, but your kitchen […]

How Do You Eat a Bag of Chips?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I have a strange way of eating potato chips, pretzels, tortilla chips, any of that stuff. I go through a bag by eating the broken ones first, saving the whole ones for last. I do it in a somewhat obsessive way, often eating way more than I wanted to because I’m still on my mission […]

Baking like a Scientist

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Baking is a science where measurements are very important. Sometimes, friends will say to me, “I made this recipe for bread and it didn’t work.” I start asking questions to find out more about why it didn’t work and it turns out that they substituted whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour. That may or may […]