Archive for March, 2008

Je’Bon

Friday, March 21, 2008

I’ve mentioned Je’bon before, very briefly, and we liked it enough to try again. Of course, we’re still ordering-in because I’m sick, so I haven’t actually seen the restaurant yet. After reading several positive reviews on menupages about their signature dish, Je’bon, I definitely wanted to try it. It is a seafood noodle soup, […]

Hamachi Slowly Swimming Down Stream

Friday, March 21, 2008

Since the first time I posted about Hamachi Hamachi about two years ago (before Foodmayhem), I have returned several times, and they have slowly declined in my eyes. They were never amazing but a good bang-for-you-buck kind of place. After a while, the sashimi platters started getting a little sloppy and fish was sometimes tendonous. […]

Best Cookbooks

Friday, March 21, 2008

Mark Bittman is looking for the best cookbooks and you can give your two cents. I have an entire bookshelf of just cookbooks yet I don’t use many often so I had to think about this pretty hard. I don’t know why I’ve collected so many cookbooks but here are the few I do use:
The […]

Halls Naturals

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sadly, this is all I can give you while I’m sick. Halls has a new line of Halls Naturals. We’ve tried the Sunshine Citrus and the Honey-Lemon Chamomile and we love them. Aside from being all natural (meaning no food coloring for me), I think they taste better than the original Halls menthols, which I […]

Sick Food

Thursday, March 20, 2008

My friend Sarah, cleverly titled a post on her blog, Fast-food Beer Goggles. It made me laugh when I read it because I instantly knew what she was talking about. I don’t need to explain right?
I don’t have a funny name for why Saltine Crackers suddenly taste so good when you’re sick (yes, I think […]

Mighty Leaf Tea

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I just tried Mighty Leaf Tea for the first time in Atlantic City and I loved it. The Mountain Spring Jasmine tasted as good as it smelled, very soothing. Their tea bags (tea pouches) cost more than average but that’s because they put real tea leaves in their very pretty tea bags, not just the […]

Venmar Range Hood

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

While I’m complaining about my Blue Star Range, I’d like to point out that I like my Venmar Range Hood (model CWC3624). You can choose from three different strengths of ventilation and it’s powerful enough to deal with a grill and four burners, all on at the same time. The best part is that […]

Blue Star Sucks – The Saga Continues

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I posted recently about how much my expensive Blue Star sucks so I wanted to update you on the developments. The repair guys just replaced the electronic igniter in the oven which cost me $475. Ridiculous for an oven less than two years old, but I had no choice. I need a working oven right? […]

Five Course Tasting Menu

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I love ordering tasting menus because you get to try more dishes, so I wonder why I haven’t thought of serving guests a tasting menu before. I have done huge family style meals where there was certainly more than five dishes but there’s something about presenting it as a tasting menu, that makes it more […]

Bachelorette Party Weekend

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I have the best bridesmaids in the world. They rented a massive gorgeous house in Brigantine, New Jersey, so that we could have a weekend long celebration. We arrived later than expected on Friday because a mapquest print-out and a GPS couldn’t help a car full of girls with no sense of direction.
Our plan was […]