Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Midnight Craving: Wichcraft Cookies

Yes, you guessed it, I'm having yet another one of my craving attacks. I don't really have a sweet tooth, but whenever I go to Bryant Park, I always order about 6 of their miniature sandwich cookies from the 'wichcraft kiosk, and inhale them like the cookie monster. They offer a trio of flavors: oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate. Since I'm chocolate-obsessed, guess what my cookie of choice is? The oatmeal is also divine, I've never tried the peanut butter because of my peanut allergies, but I'm sure it's equally delicious.
Here's the recipe for the chocolate cream' wich, OMG, it's so good.
(Pictures via here and here)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Afternoon Craving: Blueberry Pancakes

I could really go for an airy pile of pancakes topped with sweet but tart blueberry compote, drizzled with maple syrup. Drenched is a more fitting word,  I love my syrup! with all the cravings I get, you'd think I'm with child. I assure you, I'm not :)

Check out this delightful blueberry pancake recipe from Smitten Kitchen, Yum!
(Picture via here)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dinner At Quality Meats

Yves and I had dinner at Quality Meats last night for his 32nd birthday. Doesn't he look sharp in his suit?
 One of our waiters. Yes, we had two!
For the appetizer course, I had the Blue Island oysters, which came highly recommended by our handsome waiter. They arrived at our table with a trio of sauces. The green sauce in the center was absolutely delicious. However, I didn't care for the other two, the yellow one was entirely too pungent. I detected a hint of horseradish, I'm not a fan.
Now on to the oysters! They were delightfully briny and bright. I dabbed some of the green sauce on them and I was in mollusk heaven.
I also opted for the Roasted Bone Marrow. They were unctuous and delicious. They also came with a side of bacon and mixed vegetables swimming in a tasty sauce.
Yves had the jumbo crab cake for his appetizer. He said it was delicious and he hardly ever likes anything. However, he wasn't crazy about the shaved leeks that came along with it. I believe his exact words were, "whatever that is on the bottom is disgusting."
The bread was also great. They were warm, doughy in the best possible way and speckled with sea salt and rosemary. Yves gobbled them up and asked for seconds.
My entrée: The Bone-in Sirloin. Charred, tender, perfectly seasoned, delicious! the waiter brought us a steak sauce and immediately began reciting its list of impressive ingredients, I believe one of them was raisin molasses. Although tasty, we didn't touch it. We're purists.
The sides: I was extremely excited to try the Corn Crème Brulee. Sadly, it was entirely too sweet. I was extremely disappointed about that since I was practically drooling the entire week just thinking about it. Yves raved about the spinach but I thought it was just fine. The pan roasted crispy potatoes were uneventful.
 Yves' entrée: The Filet Mignon. I tried a morsel. Delicious!
The bill with tax and tip came out to $250, pricey but well worth the experience. The service was impeccable and the steaks are delectable!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dinner At La Caye

I had dinner at La Caye last Friday, a restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, that serves authentic Haitian dishes, from Fritay (deep fried goodies like pork chunks) to Lambi (conch). I was thoroughly impressed by the décor and even more so by the cuisine. Although, the dish I chose, the pan seared pork chops, wasn't my favorite because I found the sauce little too sweet. However, I did sample a few other dishes and they were delicious. This is a great place to bring friends who want to learn about the Haitian culture.

Oh, by the way while sitting at the table I found out that one of the stories I wrote about Suffolk  County veterans with PTSD was published, check it out!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Evening Craving: Classic Egg Salad Sandwich

Sometimes, a classic is best. Right now, I'm craving a hearty and satisfying egg salad sandwich, on whole grain wheat bread, off course. To jazz it up, I often add a few sprigs of parsley and thyme. I love thyme!

Here's my go-to recipe, for one:

2 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1 spoonful of mayo (not too much mayo for me)
1 sprig of parsley
1 sprig of thyme
black pepper
cayenne pepper
(Pictures via here)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How To Handle Your Partner's Weight Gain

So, your significant other has packed on the pounds. You want to figure out a way to tell him that it's about time he sheds the weight but you're afraid of hurting his feelings. What to do?

Tread lightly as weight is a very sensitive issue. Do not, I repeat to do not pester him to lose weight because it will only create dual frustration and resentment. Remember, he's your equal not some child you need to control. In essence, you are not responsible for his wellbeing. However, you can encourage a healthier lifestyle by stocking the fridge with more nutritious options. You know how the old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water...

If your partner refuses to make his health a priority, you have two choices. Either you learn to accept him or leave.

(Pictures via here)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dinner At Sazon

Guy, giving a toast to the birthday boy. Happy Birthday, Ralph!
The food!
My drink: Coconut Mojito!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dining With Strangers

There's a new food trend that has been sweeping New York City and other parts of the nation. Websites like EatWith, Feastly and Voulez Vous Diner connect foodies with hosts who invite them to dine in their homes. Yes, you heard me.

What an interesting and bold way to meet new people. Are you interested in having these sort of authentic, organic human experiences? Would you ever try this?

Diners pay anywhere from $25-$50 a plate and the hosts undergo an extensive interview process and show their planned menu before being approved.

(Pictures via here)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Super Bowl Weekend Is Here!

Many Americans dream about attending the Super Bowl. However, I must exclude myself from that statement because I'm no sports enthusiast. I's not like I hate sports, I just don't understand them, any of them. To me, Super Bowl weekend is all about the ambiance and of course, the waistline expanding food. Bring on the nachos, chicken wings and booze. Oh, yeah!

Plus, eight game day drinks to serve to a crowd. As always, drink responsibly.

(Picture via here)
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