Monday, February 28, 2011

Outdoorsy cooking in a little NYC apartment

Becca and I were cooking together (yet again) and we didn't have a specific craving - which is odd - usually one of us requests something.  This time I suggested burgers - so we looked up many different recipes.  While I realize we don't have a proper grill - I also realize that where there is a will, there is a way.  My first go was the recipe from serious eats for In and Out burgers.  Too boring.  We wanted EXCITEMENT.  We decided to mix it up with portobello burgers and a burger infused with basil and sun-dried tomatoes.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oodles of Noodles

My food adventure in Burma began before I even departed the US.  No, I did not go to Burmese Superstar in San Francisco.

I flew Singapore Airlines - my maiden voyage on the airline.  Much to my delight - I was given a MENU of all the food I would be given during my 23 hour journey to Singapore. A MENU.

I am probably one of the few people who loves airplane food.  I think Shrenik might be the only other person.  Anyways - back to the menu - I, of course, immediately took a picture of the menu and sent it to friends who I know would appreciate my excitement.  

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Alyx, Deb and I went to the unveiling of the Wonder Woman line for MAC at the Flatiron store.  Kim, skilled makeup artist that she is, put all kinds of pink and red lipstick on us and then we may or may not have overdosed on glitter.  What? You can never have too much glitter.  Throughout the duration of the event, waiters handed out cocktails left and right.  In the spirit of the evening - why not?

Post-event, Alyx decided she wanted to make some chili back at the palace.  So we went to Whole Foods and she picked up all the ingredients.  We then came home and prepped away.  Yes, at 10pm at night.

So in short, a binge on hot pink lipstick + frosty winter night = chili.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sparkling Wine and Cheese Party

I like Lavina's new job.  She sends me all kind of food articles and recipes that she thinks I will enjoy.  She also sent me the idea for a sparkling wine and cheese themed party.  I knew we had to have this party to kick of 2011! 

We each brought a few cheeses from the specified countries - Italy, France, Spain and good old US of A.  And of course, some bubbles to accompany the cheeses.  Of course.  

All in all a fun night of giggling, girl talk and dairy-induced food comas.