Archive for March, 2008

Jade Asian Restaurant

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I just mentioned recently that Dim Sum on a weekday is a bad idea, but I have to correct myself because some of the places in Flushing are still packed enough on the weekdays to have a good turn over and abundance of variety. Jade Asian Restaurant Jade Asian Restaurant, the latest reincarnation of a […]

Steelhead Trout

Monday, March 17, 2008

I was checking out the salmon at BJ’s when I realized that the stack of fish on the left side was Steelhead Trout. It looked very much like salmon fillets (but a bit less fatty) and would have fooled me if I didn’t read the label. Of course I wanted to try it.
For a first […]

Borgata Buffet

Monday, March 17, 2008

After a night of partying, mostly at Mixx, Borgata Buffet Borgata Buffet seemed like the way to end the weekend. We were mostly in sweats, hoodies, and sneakers, half awake, and dehydrated. I’m a little prejudice against buffets but for about $23 after tax, I was satisfied with what they offered and I give them […]


Monday, March 17, 2008

My awesome bridesmaids chose Sonsie Sonsie for Saturday night’s dinner for two reasons, Parmesan Truffle Fries and Cashel Blue Cheese Fries. My best friends know that I’m crazy about fries, especially with cheese, and I’ve been on a serious search for a replacement for my favorite Diner 24 Disco Fries, that are no longer available […]

Dino’s Pizza and Pasta

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I just got home from my all-weekend bachelorette party. It was awesome and I am exhausted, so I’m only doing a mini post tonight and I promise I will get the rest posted tomorrow.
So, on Friday, I met up with some girls in Astoria to stock up on food from Costco and we had to […]

Jamaican Turkey Patties

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Making efficient use of what’s in the fridge has been a hallmark of home cooks forever. That’s partially how hand-held pies came to be (you did see Alton’s “A Pie in Every Pocket” episode, right?). The other day, Jessica used some leftover ground meat from the Goan Chilly Fries to make some Indian-style […]

Organic Profits

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Often, it seems that people believe buying organic means escaping the world of corporate food. I’m referring to the large corporate food conglomerates that own major brands. Companies such as Kraft, Pepsi, and Conagra. Some folks even seem to head down the organic road simply to spite the big companies. Personally […]

Sushi Yasuda – 3rd visit

Friday, March 14, 2008

I hope you’re not sick of me posting about Sushi Yasuda Sushi Yasuda (first time, second time). I continue to do so because I always learn something from each visit. This time, three lessons Daniel San.
First, we were informed that it was the start of soft shell crab season. It lasts for roughly three […]

Blue Star Sucks

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My oven is not working, yet again. In less than two years, it has failed twice in major ways, and has a handful of little problems as well. This is super frustrating for me, especially since I was testing a fabulous pie recipe for you.
The major issue is that I have a very high end […]

Oxtail and Linguine

Thursday, March 13, 2008

We had Martin and Melissa over for dinner last night and they loved my Oxtail and Linguini. Good thing I wrote down the recipe for my Oxtail Sauce. Four people almost finished the entire pot! I served it with linguine but it would be wonderful with pappardelle or fettuccine as well.