Another Winner of a Crock Pot Recipe
We were having the family over for dinner on Thursday, and, it being a work day, figured weíd better have something that could cook while we were at work. We found the perfect contender, and, Iíd say, a new addition to the Sour Cherry Farm repertoire: Chicken With Cinnamon and Dates.
Chicken With Cinnamon and Dates
Pizza and a Fire on Wednesday Night
I was out on assignment Wednesday night, and when I got home, Greg was just about to dig in to his dinner: Boboli pizza with sausage and green olives:
Saturdee Suppa on the Farm ó With Truffles!
A cooking demo I did with a local chef earlier in the week left me holding the bag ó literally ó on a truffle he couldnít take back to the restaurant. (Something about health code violations.... he would have had to throw it away.) Oh poor me. I decided the only sensible thing to do would be to make truffle risotto. Oh, and a roast chicken. And drink a nice pinot noir.
The Aviation, Again
I couldn't pass up the chance for this photo to have a lead spot, so let's all enjoy (once again) the recipe for Aviations:
The Bourbon Thursday Club
We started Bourbon Thursday back in October. We went to Peniche once, and frankly, I thought that would be that. Turns out, it wasnít.
Dinner at the Ranch ó with Grandmom
My grandmother arrived from Texas Saturday, and this time she's staying. We celebrated her arrival with a delicious dinner at the Ranch.
Brunch at Harryís Burritos
Thereís a newish Tex-Mex place in town, and Greg and I were eager to try it. We invited Joe and Alex along to do so. We were all very happy.
Pink Drinks for Valentimes Day
It wasn't a romantic dinner, exactly ó grilled chicken sausage and roasted cauliflower ó but the drinks had an edge to them.
I Canít Stay Away From Peniche
Itís a problem. I even went there on a Saturday! Yes ó I drove across the bridge and went out on a Saturday night in Westchester because I like it that much. Here, the sliders:
Fun at Mima in Irvington
Thereís a new restaurant in Irvington and Iím so happy itís opened. Itís just the kind of food I love to eat: delicious and unpretentious.
XIN NIAN KWAI LE! (Happy New Year!)
Tonite begins the Year of the Rat, and I was lucky to be invited by our friends Beaver and Gemma to join them for a celebratory dinner at Cafe Sambal - probably the best Malaysian restaurant in Beijing (it was given a big mention by The New York Times in December in a travel article about the city 36 HOURS IN BEIJING). Beaver and Gemma know the owners of the restaurant, so we were part of a private dinner prepared in part by the owners, and in part by their local Chinese chefs.
Everything was great, but the first dish was my favorite. It was a traditional Malaysian New Year's dish. Besides being meant to bring you good luck, the theme of the dish was community...
Making a Lincoln Center Debut
Carucha, a friend at the paper whom SCF readers might remember from such posts as Celebrating Love and Marriage, was among a few photographers to be included in a traveling exhibition that opened at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater this month: underEXPOSED: Black Women Photographers in America A few of us were there to congratulate her:
FAT TUESDAY FASTNAUCHTS
Living far from home tends to bring out your nostalgic impulses. Since today is Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as "Fat Tuesday") I decided to bring a taste of my childhood to Beijing, and made Fastnauchts this morning.
My mom used to make these for my brothers and I when we were kids. She would only make them on Shrove Tuesday - according to her "legend" has it that they will only rise properly today. I remember she would get up really early in the morning to make the donuts so that we could have them for breakfast before we went to school. The whole house would be wrapped in a warm, yummy, yeasty smell those cold Shrove Tuesday mornings, which made getting out of bed something to look forward to.
The Girls at the OVI
I canít remember the last time all the college friends have shared a meal together. It happened on the evening of New York primary at the Olde Village Inne in Nyack.
Short Ribs on Super Bowl Sunday
After a simple pizza (and salad!) dinner at Mountain House Saturday, we decided to cook in for the Super Bowl. I was editing a recipe from a story about creating a dinner party out of the signature dishes of local chefs, and though Iíd actually quite like to make it. That is how we ended up with Laurent Tourondelís Braised Short Ribs for Sundee suppa.