June Daring Baker’s Challenge: Bakewell Tart

June 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Daring Bakers, Dessert | 17 Comments

I was a little unsure about how this challenge would turn out, because I saw this as a nut pudding tart…but it was far from just that! The pastry crust turned out great and the jelly filling added a nice little zing, and the pudding!- well I baked the whole thing so that it didn’t stay pudding and I was happy with that!

The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800’s in England.

Check out the recipe below!

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You like Thai? I like Shirt.

June 24, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Posted in Dinner | 4 Comments

Well that title comes from the first joke (or near abouts) that Ned ever told me. He’s a funny one, no?? 😀 I actually do like Thai, (not shirt…) ALOT!

So this recipe is an adaptation from a Bobby Flay showdown we saw a couple of weeks ago. Because of that episode, Ned and I hobbled (well I hobbled) into Ikea and picked up an $8 wok! Quite the buy! Last monday night Ned slaved in the kitchen while I reluctantly sat on the couch to prop up my sore knee. The dish was fantastic! I want to make this every week! Check out the recipe below…
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Sabor con mis abuelitos

June 22, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Posted in Dinner, Travels | 3 Comments

The last night at my two week long stay at Grandma’s house- we decided it would be enjoyable to go and have a nice little feast on the town at Sabor! Well the town wasn’t too far away… actually like 300 feet away! We didn’t walk though, since walking isn’t necessarily my strong point right now in time.

This restaurant continues to impress and delight my grandparents every time they visit and it definitely impressed me! I can’t wait to go back with Ned sometime soon. Check out our dishes below…

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My Last Supper

June 17, 2009 at 8:05 pm | Posted in Dinner | 5 Comments

It was my last supper with a broken ACL… sweet Ned declared that he would cook me a delicious last meal the night before my surgery and that happens to be exactly three weeks ago! It had been awhile since we made risotto and asparagus was still in season then- so there we go!

It was quite tasty and I washed it down with some white Côtes du Rhône! Probably too much white wine..but alas I digress… Ned and I always have a feisty discussion of how to incorporate vegetables in a risotto dish, he likes to puree the vegetables and also add them whole, but I like the veggies solely whole! He won this battle because he was the one actually cooking! Check out the recipe below…

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Holy Freaking WD-50

June 10, 2009 at 9:00 am | Posted in Dessert, Dinner, Travels | 4 Comments

As a perfect finale for the NYC wedding weekend (definitely the best weekend I have had in a very long time) we made a reservation for WD-50 for Sunday night and lucky for us our friends Jonathan and Melissa (our favorite new NYC foodie friends) joined us for the adventure.

Even though we were seated about 45 minutes late, the kitchen 100% made up for it with amazing service and extra little treats for us. We ended up staying there for about three hours and even got to see the kitchen and meet the crew. So as tonight is the premiere of Top Chef Masters I would like to say “Go Wylie!” From what I can see and taste of your talent, you are going to rock that competition!

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NYC Memorial Day Brunch at Penelope

June 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Posted in Brunch, Travels | 7 Comments

Hello?? Anyone out there in the cybersphere!? So I’m not dead! I actually have a new bionic ACL- thank you Dr.Detterline. So the weekend before the knee extravaganza went down I joined Ned on a trip to NYC for a fabulous wedding that he was in. On our last morning there we joined our friends for a nice brunch at Penelope– which, by the way, is a charming girly farmhouse-esque delicious breakfast spot.

Ned had some eggs and of course I had to choose the french toast (nutella stuffed- yummmm) and we toasted to the whole amazing weekend with some delectable mimosas. Check it out below!

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