Archive | January, 2013

Food Carvings

27 Jan

For Christmas, I was lucky enough to get a nice ceramic knife and cutting board (small enough for my pathetic square footage of counter space). This week, I was excited to go to package services to grab my box full of kitchenware! I even waited in line for a good 20 minutes because let’s be real, package services sucks more than anything. I decided to wait until I went grocery shopping by work –which was an affordable success!– so I would have some fresh pickings to chop up. Needless to say, the knife served its purpose elegantly. And the cutting board literally fits perfectly in front of my microwave. ūüôā



Food Cravings

24 Jan

Why is food so expensive in DC? Maybe it’s the organic, well-lived, happy spirited vegetables that the grocery stores are stocked with, maybe it’s the ridiculous amount of sales tax citizens of the District have to add to their food bill. ¬†Regardless, I’ve been craving some nice home made meals and I haven’t found time to go grocery shopping (this full time student, part time 9-5er.. well 9-2.. gig has been keeping me rather busy). ¬†Tomorrow I will be going grocery shopping at a Giant that’s essentially attached to the building I work in! ¬†Instead of $2.50/lb for apples, it’s $1.50/lb. ¬†Gum is about 50 cents cheaper there, and I’m sure rewards cards are available for even more life/money-saving deals.

In the mean time, I’ll be drooling in my dreams over my last meal at home- a goose pot pie courtesy of Grillaz (omg) and jiao jiao.

ImageMy palate always welcomes savory pie

ImageA favorite of mine.

Winter Break

8 Jan

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lounging on my couch, watching How I Met Your Mother and not wondering about school or work or anything important. ¬†Over the holidays, I’ve made many desserts, including the Chocolate Cranberry Tart, and more recently, an Amaretto Cheesecake.


The Amaretto Cheesecake came after a hearty meal complete with duck, rice, carrots, broccoli, etc. all cooked with some form of animal grease.  Delicious.

The next day we had a 7 pound ham brunch, with scrambled eggs and potatoes prepared by wicked awesome mastah grillah Mike.  Booyah!  Oh yeah- we had some awesome baby back ribs too.  Dry rub, smoked, and slathered.  Perfection!