Sam Woo takeout

Sam Woo takeout

Sam Woo takeout Inside Ranch 99 is a Sam Woo restaurant.  The restaurant has two parts. There is a sit-down section where you can order from their menu and there is also a take-out section, with lot of prepared dishes to choose from.  I used to visit the take out section a lot.  The food […]

Top Recipes 2011

Top Recipes 2011

Top Recipes 2011 I had so much fun compiling my list of Top 10 Meals of 2011 that I thought about doing one for the recipes I’ve made this year. But I hesitated for a long time because I’ve tried many, many recipes and I just didn’t think it would be possible to narrow it […]

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen During our visit to New York City we visited Dominique Ansel Kitchen, the sister restaurant to Dominique Ansel Bakery. This airy cafe and bakery offers a different set of desserts, most of which are finished-to-order. They also offer sandwiches, salads, soups and drinks. Unfortunately, the most famous creations, such as the Cronut™ and […]

Plum & Pluot Buckle

Plum & Pluot Buckle

Plum & Pluot Buckle I’m not too crazy about plums.  The sour fruit and skin just doesn’t mix well with me (though there are other sour fruits I enjoy).  I do love pluots though, which is a hybrid of a plum and apricot.  It looks like a plum, but is much sweeter.  I found myself […]

Starfruit

Starfruit

Starfruit I saw some beautiful starfruit (also known as carambola) while grocery shopping this weekend (found them at Ranch 99).  While they were are on the pricey side, I couldn't resist buying one.  Usually I'll see them on sale in the summer, but so far this summer the prices have remained expensive.  Not sure why. […]