Saturday, October 24, 2009

Has it really been this long?

Having a baby will do that to you I suppose. I've promised that I'm back or coming back in other posts so I won't do that here. Let's all just see how that goes. And by all - I mean me I guess since no one reads this anymore.

I have a review of Hen of the Woods in Vermont to post and some posts on cooking with/for kids. Those are percolating and hopefully will come soon.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

A Slow Return and Food List

I saw this list at chocolate and zucchini, one of my favorite food blogs. It comes from very good taste, a blog I hadn't read before. In any case, it was an easy way for me to get my feet wet and begin my long awaited return (long awaited for the two of you still reading this).

I had quite an eventful year since my last post which I will comment on in another post. Needless to say, this "event" made it hard for me to do much else, including cook. And this "event" caused me not to drink cocktails. So, I didn't have too much to write about. Now that this "event" is older - I have started to cook and although cocktails are few and far between I feel like I am ready for my return.

Coming soon, a post on summer tomatoes and more about my "event."

In the meantime, I would love to hear back from you on the list below. I had to give myself a little pat on the back for how many I have tried. At the same time, I have some work cut out for me for the next year.

Here are the directions if you want to play also.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea - I'm not sure what this is...but I would try it I guess
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding I like blood sausage...
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi With the amount of Indian food I've eaten, I must have tried this. Just to be sure I will order it next time.
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses I had to google this. It is a cheese according to wikepedia I plan on picking some up this weekend.
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda sounds delicious
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu Supposedly this can kill you. It would have to be the right restaurant to try this.
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone I wouldn't try this...too endangered.
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Comeback is Starting...

Notice the new look. Get ready for new posts!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Is anyone out there?

I can't imagine anyone is still reading this. I've been on a mini break and I am planning a major comeback the likes of which you have never seen. In the meantime a short post and a few pictures of some summer favorites.

The Lemon-Lime Posset mentioned in an earlier post.

A Dark and Stormy (as made here by the folks at Peju Club)

I'll be back soone in full force.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Chicago Part 4: Eleven City Diner

It's been about a million years since I got back from Chicago. But I have this last post that I didn't get around here it is, the final Chicago info.

A block away from Bongo Room, right near our hotel, was another great breakfast place.

Eleven City Diner

Because the restaurant claimed to be like an old school New York Jewish deli, I was hesitant. Why would I leave New York to go to Chicago to eat in at New York place. But we felt like Bongo Room back to back wasn't a good idea.

Good decision on our part. I started with a Bloody Mary. Always a good way to start a Sunday.

They made it with a bottled mix, which was fine, but the garnish of salami and cheese, along with enormous olives, bumped this cocktail up to very good.

I had a traditional bagel and lox plate. It had all the right parts and so was very good. I've had better bagels, and probably better lox, but it all worked.

The husband had corned beef hash with a fried egg. This really was excellent.

Sometimes you have to go to another city to remember why you love the city you came from.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Lemon-Lime Posset

Last night I made my new favorite dessert - a Lemon-Lime Posset. I have no idea what Possets are, but I love them.

I would like to say that I have turned a corner in my cooking, and that I am now at a restaurant worthy level...but in reality, it is just one of those perfect recipes.

This summer is officially the summer of Possets. I will be testing all sorts of varieties.

More on this later, with pictures (the rest of the meal wasn't bad either).

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Chicago Part 3a: mk

I can't write much now because I am so late for work. I already missed my 1st train and now I am squeezing this in before I catch the next one. I will embellish with words later.

These are from a great restaurant in Chicago called mk. The food was better then my camera work - still haven't mastered the lowlight shot in a restaurant.