Articles Archive for March 2008
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I have a 20-page paper due tomorrow, but I’d much rather post. I had some friends over on Saturday for a cooking and dinner gathering. We watched ‘Le Grand Chef’ while we were eating, and it definitely heightened the dinner and movie experience. Watch a cooking movie while you eat, it’s quite entertaining.
A few days before the event, I was deciding on what to cook, and something occurred to me. When you’re throwing a dinner event, stick with what you know. The day of the …
On Friday, I went to lunch with my coworkers to Don Pepe Restaurant in Newark, New Jersey. Newark is home to some great Spanish, Latin American, and Portuguese food, especially in the Ironbound District. I have yet to visit the Ironbound District, but I will be making my way down there probably sometime in the Summer months.
Don Pepe is located down the block from Newark Penn Station in the downtown area at 844 McCarter Highway. The food is great, and for the price, the portions are …
The 3rd Annual Coffee & Tea Festival is coming in a couple of weeks! Check out the details from the website:
Thousands will gather for this New York event in Manhattan’s beautiful Metropolitan Pavilion to celebrate everything related to coffee and tea. The Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC will bring coffee, tea and confectionary vendors together and introduce them to sophisticated enthusiasts. Within the 30,000 Square foot exhibit space, attendees will enjoy:
- Coffee and tea sampling
- Lectures / Classes
- Java/Tea Lounge with music & entertainment
BEN WATSON/North Shore Times
I’m always amazed when I crack open an egg and two yolks fall out. Double the fun, double the cholesterol. Margaret Kessell’s egg discovery takes the cake on this one. She bought an oversized egg from a grocery store, and when she cracked it open at home, a smaller egg fell out! Another resident had the same experience last year. She said the yolk inside the second egg was the same size as the yolk of larger egg.
Ichimi togarashi is a common chili pepper seasoning used in Japanese noodle and grilled dishes. I of course, was looking to use this seasoning in a non-traditional way. I mixed a teaspoon of the seasoning into breadcrumbs to add some spice to my baked chicken tenders. This recipe is simple and delicious. I’m not a fan of cooking chicken tenders and cutlets in oil, and the oven was a great alternative.
1 tsp – Ichimi Togarashi seasoning
1 tsp – Garlic powder
1 tsp …
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent spent two and a half minutes on CNN.com explaining certain breakfast foods to avoid.
I believe breakfast should be the healthiest meal of the day. After all, you want to put some high grade fuel in your body to start the day right. Eating something greasy and high in fat is only going to slow you down. Of course you’ll feel great when you’re eating that type of crap, but later, the regret sets in. Sort of like “why did I …
Arm yourself with the latest in kitchen weaponry. With two refillable condiment cartridges, you can pretty fill them with whatever you want, and shoot it at whomever you want. It’s time to paint the gun black and go on a chocolate syrup rampage on any one who’s wearing white. Oh yeah, you can use the gun to shoot condiments on food too, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Toyology via Gizmodo
Mochis are a popular confectionery treat in Japan. It’s a round glob of sweet glutenous rice paste that’s sticky and chewy. It can be eaten in a number of different ways, such as with with red bean paste and sesame paste. A variant of mochi, mochi ice cream can be found in many Asian supermarkets in the States and come in flavors such as green tea, taro, and red bean. Well, the Japanese have taken the mochi to the next level. By placing a slab …
Naturally, Ikea is associated with furniture. Not just any ordinary furniture but affordable and chic furniture that have the ability to transform your dull and mundane living space into the designs typically found in Home & Design magazine. Ikea also provides eager shoppers with some savory and delicious food such as their famous Swedish meatballs. My favorites are neither the meatballs, nor the shrimp sandwich, but their Lingonberry preserves!
I purchased a jar of Lingonsylt – Lingonberry preserves, along with the office chair which I bought from Ikea in …
I loved the SO Delicious brand of soy-based vanilla ice cream, but I recently discovered something better. I decided to give the Soy Dream brand a try after the SO Delicious brand was sold out. I ended up preferring the Soy Dream brand.
Feeling that I should give the SO Delicious a second chance, I later placed the two products head to head for a flavor and texture comparison.
Flavor – Soy Dream has a more natural vanilla flavor and doesn’t have this hint of aftertaste, I can’t make out …