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A Taste of Summer…(and future plans: Restaurant Week)

[Translate] In the form of dessert, that is. Yeah, my mom’s still in the holiday mode of eating; hence the Christmas plate My mother was wanted a dessert this morning that can be eaten by dinner. She has an obsession with citrus type desserts that is a bit decadent as well, so the frozen key lime pie the bill. The pie is very refreshingly tart, a bit creamy from the condensed milk and egg yolks, and the crunchiness of the graham cracker crust. It’s a beautiful symphony of sweet, tart, crisp, and creamy characteristics of this pie that made my..

Kim's Christmahanukwanza-New Year's Party

[Translate] First of all to everyone:May your new year be filled with good food, good memories, and lots of happiness. Just don’t drink too much folks or you’re greeted with one ugly hangover… Ok, the party. The title’s really based on that idea of a fusion of all those holidays, since (as you read on) Kim’s celebrating a belated Christmas and all the holidays that has or will be taking place within a day or less (depending upon when you’re reading this). This party took place in Kim’s home in Long Beach. The problem is that I’m a city girl..

Kim’s Christmahanukwanza-New Year’s Party

[Translate] First of all to everyone:May your new year be filled with good food, good memories, and lots of happiness. Just don’t drink too much folks or you’re greeted with one ugly hangover… Ok, the party. The title’s really based on that idea of a fusion of all those holidays, since (as you read on) Kim’s celebrating a belated Christmas and all the holidays that has or will be taking place within a day or less (depending upon when you’re reading this). This party took place in Kim’s home in Long Beach. The problem is that I’m a city girl..

The Best Muffin in NYC Goes To…?

[Translate] Notes: I know this is a post that I’ve spoken about ages ago that I should’ve written but I was lazy. Sorry. It’s better late than never. This may be a good way to start the new year by knowing where to get your morning muffin. (End note) Hmm…you have to read it out to know the answer. Yes… you have to read out my rants and raves of who’s the best, superb muffin to who just got the most awful thing I put in my mouth that doesn’t deserve to have the name, muffin. I would call it..

Christmas Dinner

[Translate] Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your Christmas is going well so far, especially the food. Well, today’s Christmas dinner menu is basically a variation of the surf-n-turf: seared steak (done the most austere way: just salt and pepper; done by my father), steamed asparagus, sauteed mushrooms (vegetables done by my mom), and my homemade raisin coconut walnut bread and coconut shrimp. If you’re wondering about my younger brother; he’s just here for the food. In ways it’s a good thing because my house doesn’t have a huge kitchen and it’s already bad enough that there’s three people making their..

Christmas (Eve) Morning Cheesecake

[Translate] Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! Joyeux Noël et bonne année! ¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo! Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo! Fröhliches Weihnachten! Vrolijk Kerstmis! 聖誕節同新年快樂 ! Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta! クリスマスと新年おめでとうございます! Wesołych Świąt! 메리 크리스마스! 새해 복 많이 받으세요! God jul och gott nytt år! Feliz Natal! Happy Hanukkah! (the last day, I believe?) and שנה טובה! And last but not least, Happy Kwanzaa! (starting on Dec. 26th) Hopefully, I’ve written those “Merry Christmas!” sayings correctly, if I didn’t I apologize. For the curious, it started (obviously) from English then, French, Spanish, Italian,..