Tuesday, October 30, 2007

recipe gone awry

I was going to post about the pumpkin bread I made but it turned out pretty bland and not so tasty...


Friday, October 26, 2007

Another Day Another Frankies Run

Now Playing :: New Britney album, uh?

My friend and I hit up Frankies 17 in the Lower East Side last night. Per usual, the meal was great even in this location's cramped corridors. We didn't have to wait more than ten minutes and we immediately ordered a carafe of red wine, a caesar salad and a cheese plate to share. Then we each ordered an plate of the pork braciola. Really delicious, I don't think I have ever had a bad meal there although I would like a better dessert menu. Oh! and I think I need to start ordering olives!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Late to the Party on Dumont.

Now Playing :: Radiohead "Reckoner"

Okay, okay so I know this is in Williamsburg and that it has been praised by just about everyone already but I just have to add to the choir, it's really good! I have been wanting to try Dumont for a looooong time and I finally got my chance last night. The interior and general vibe of the place is cozy and parlour like with tin ceilings, lots of candles and a charming outdoor area. We sat outside and settled in quickly with a hearty beer and fried baby artichokes that were heavy on the tarragon and absolutely delicious. I was tempted to order the Mac n' Cheese (as prior posts can tell, I have an affinity for) but went for the DuMont burger which is their signature dish. It came with fries and lots of pickles (the key to my heart). The burger was just right and it was obvious why they have now opened a Dumont Burger down the block that solely serves burgers.


Monday, October 8, 2007

Fall Macaroni n' Cheese for a Summer Heatwave

Now Playing:"West Coast" by Coconut Records

I had Columbus Day off so I decided to cook! I have been wanting to try making homemade macaroni and cheese for some time but was hesitant to have a creamy full fat dish sitting in my fridge so I sought out a healthier alternative. I found an interesting recipe on marthastewart.com that used butternut squash and ricotta to generate the creaminess without the use of cream or butter. The result was tasty but not a full fledged endorsement. You taste the squash a lot less than you would think but the at the same time, seemed to cancel out the sharpness of the cheddar. I think the highlight of the meal ended being the roasted brussel sprouts!

Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe