Thursday, September 29, 2011

White Chocolate Heart Brownies

When Mai and Paul got engaged, I made a little treat to share with them.  Heart brownies!

Last time I made both white and chocolate heart brownies.

{Too many hearts!}

Mai loved them so much she asked if I could make them again for her wedding reception.  Hearts? Brownies? Done and done.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pecan Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Filling

Mai had asked a few of us to bake a few items for her wedding reception.  My intial reaction was "Pink! Hearts! Gliltter! More hearts!" and I scoured the web for anything and everything heart shaped, glittery, and edible.  I had a feeling Martha Stewart's website might have something appropriate.  About 45 minutes of drooling through all kinds of heart-shaped treats, I found some cookies that seemed perfect! Well, by some I mean pretty much every v-day cookie recipe.  Okay but I had to narrow it down and I liked these ones best. Especially because I had just picked up some fresh jam from the farmer's market!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Delicata Squash and Mushrooms

I had about 300 pounds of squash to use (from my CSA). The only squash I've really cooked with is butternut squash, so I wanted to find an easy recipe for my delicata squash.  In doing a quick search on my Epicurious app, I found a recipe that seemed both yummy and easy to whip together.

{Delicata Squash}

Monday, September 19, 2011

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Well, I think we all noticed summer ended this week.  While summer is always fun (both in the city and out), fall is definitely my favorite season.  I like having non-frizzy hair and wearing cute suede boots.  I was touring the Union Square Farmer's Market, 10 reusable bags in tow, when I found a sample stand.  It's nearly impossible to maneuver the market when you have 300 pounds of butternut squash hanging off your arm, but where there are samples, I find a way.  The sample stand was handing out tastings of butternut squash soup with apples - and was a perfect way to kick of autumn.

Sidenote: I went to the market at around 9:45am on Saturday. HOW WERE THERE SO MANY PEOPLE AWAKE ALREADY? Apparently I miss out on most of Saturday morning by sleeping in until noon.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Weekend Adventures in Bogota!

Sanjay, Becca and I ventured down to Bogota for Labor Day Weekend. This was particularly exciting because visiting Colombia got me to my goal of 30 countries - and before 30!

{A Toast to #30!}

Friday, September 9, 2011

Home Made Ravioli

I hadn't seen Mai in over a month, so we thought it was long overdue for some cooking fun! We decided to make ravioli - from scratch.  No, we do not have a press or ravioli molds.  We decided to wing it and see where it took us...