Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Love is in the Air~

A lovely moment recently captured on the streets of New York. May your holiday be filled with much love and joy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Savoring the Moments {Part 1}

Few weeks ago, before the hurricane and blizzard craziness, I went food hopping in NYC with some foodie friends. Starting with lunch around noon, we relished in the savory, sweet, and salty eats of Manhattan. A few favorites from the afternoon...

We started off  lunch at The Breslin with their famous chargrilled lamb burger with feta, cumin mayo & thrice cooked chips. Yes, thrice fried chips or as we Americans call it, french fries. We also ordered poached eggs with curried lentils, yogurt & cilantro. Both were very savory, with the lamb burger, as a friend delightfully noted, perfectly cooked medium rare throughout. The salted lemon sorbet was a refreshing finish for dessert.

For a mid-afternoon snack, we stopped by Num Pang a tiny eatery with mighty tasty sandwiches. Their coconut tiger shrimp sandwich was delicious and a perfect portion for a quick grab to go. The fellow eater upstairs seems to agree, giving a hearty thumbs up.

Amorino was a pleasant stumble upon discovery, a cozy cafe with a large variety of bold flavored italian gelato. The pistachio, dark chocolate, and coffee flavors are worth a try, especially given the choice of unlimited flavors that comes with each cup or cone.

More savoring moments to come...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hello Hurricane

As most are well aware, Hurricane Sandy devastated areas of the Northeast. After a week of no power/heat, I'm relieved to be reconnected to a repaired power grid. As massive areas are still without power, many are in the process of accessing damage and trying to regain normalcy.

Finding gas has become a part-time job as many stations shut down or ran out of their supply and gas rationing went into affect today for New Jersey. In light of all this, it's encouraging to hear countless individuals and businesses/corporations step up to aid such as Hess donating millions and delivering gas to competitors for relief efforts.

If you know of organizations involved in relief efforts, please feel free to share. Keep safe and warm everyone!