Every so often, I crave something sweet and indulgent for brunch. This morning, I woke up thinking of the Cap’n Crunch Brioche French Toast that my sister-in-law has perfected, all thanks to the recipe that her 10-year-old son learned at camp this year. While I have yet to ask her for the exact recipe, my guess is that it is very close to this one, with a possible addition of cinnamon and nutmeg. The secret to the soft, fluffy french toast is definitely the brioche because it is really able to soak up the batter without making the final product mushy. This decadent treat, topped with fresh whipped cream and berries, is just the thing for sweet-tooth fix.
Although it has been a few weeks since my visit to Dirt Candy, it is never too late to write about the overall experience. While I won’t go into the too much detail for every dish, I can tell you that Dirt Candy will leave you thinking about vegetables in new and different ways. Chef Amanda Cohen’s innovative, cozy spot is not the easiest place to get a reservation, so book a couple of weeks in advance.
Recap: great for a date or a group of four; small space; innovative dishes; knowledgeable service; smaller portions (especially dessert); not cheap
Food Tally: Glass of wine and a beer, $9 each; Mushroom, $13; Pepper, $12; Chard, $19; Corn, $18; Nanaimo Bar, $11. Total w/tax = $99.08.
Address: 430 East 9th Street, between Avenue A and First Ave., NYC; www.dirtcandynyc.com
Last week seemed to drag on longer than it should have and Friday could not have come sooner. This was one of the most fun-filled and relaxing weekends I have had in a while. There was lots of cooking, eating, movie-watching, and exploring. My dear friend, Ben, finally came over to our apartment for dinner and as per his request, I cooked up a tasty Indian meal. Best of all, it’s a long weekend so I have one more day before I have to dive into a busy week.
The Superbowl is probably one of the most anticipated sports events each year. More than the actual game itself, I love the traditions associated with it, namely, friends and family gathering to consume a variety of foods. This year, while my sister-in-law hosted, we all chipped in by either bringing something or helping create dishes as her place. Maithil and I were in a food coma after sampling nearly all of the numerous creations.
I love getting snail mail. There is something just so romantic about the whole notion of receiving a hand written note or even a thoughtful invitation. However, email is often more convenient solely because it’s instant. I wanted to send Maithil a fun note about our date tonight and I so I sent him a card using Red Stamp, where you can “email, text, tweet, facebook, and paper mail personalized photo cards, notes, invitations + announcements right from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.” Erin Newkirk, CEO of Red Stamp, – thank you for creating something so playful, personal and addictive!
Meet the Bubble Calendar, “a poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day.” It is available in five languages, weekends are bolded and all American, Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand holidays are listed. It is clearly a necessity for any bubble wrap fan!