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

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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.

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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.

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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!