Monday, April 29, 2013

Time to Make the Bagels

Sundays are the day we usually have bagels for breakfast, sometimes with lox, sometimes with cream cheese... sometimes in the car on the way out of town...and sometimes at Murray's, our favorite bagel place in Manhattan. This past Sunday we learned how to make our own bagels and cream cheese at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg. So fun! We took home extra dough and enough information to try this baking experiment on our own.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Indian Take In

Michelle and Andrew visited our apartment for the first time this past weekend, an occasion worthy of a special dinner. They both love Indian food, and since guests make great guinea pigs for new recipes, I decided to make our favorite Punjabi dishes: chicken tikka masala and saag paneer. Everything was homemade from start to finish, including the chai coconut ice cream!  My favorite part of the night was seeing the look on Ronak's face when he came home and realized that the familiar scents of Indian spices were actually coming from our kitchen.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sari Organik | Bali

We had our most memorable dining experience at Sari Organik in Ubud, a working farm that serves organic farm-to-table food. Our driver dropped us off at the beginning of a dirt path and we embarked on a leisurely half-hour walk through the rice fields to get to the farm's elevated restaurant. As we overlooked the lush landscape we ate a vegetable curry served with nasi goreng (fried rice), topped with cripsy shallots. On the way back we admired the farmers working in the fields and bought a few handmade goods from the local artisans.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rhode Trip

While in Newport, RI a couple of years ago we tried out The Mooring restaurant. We reveled in their seafood laden menu and their house specialty: the 'bag-o-donuts,' a bag of deep fried shrimp and lobster fritters. Yum.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Instant Gratification

We received a beautiful All-Clad waffle iron, thoughtfully paired with waffle mix from Bouchon Bakery, as our first wedding present. Having arrived right to our doorstep, within 24 hours we broke down and whipped up our first satisfying batch.