Sunday, September 14, 2008

Put the Brakes On!

Cuz my vegetarianism has come to a screeching halt. I baked some yummy bun bread last night to go with the yummy burgers that Rick made today.
Here's the bread/work in progress:Here's what the completed masterpiece looks like:


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ft. Wayne Farmer's Market

Yay! I've gone to the local farmer's market for the past three weeks and it's been really nice. Here's a snapshot of Rick and I at the market.
And a delicious little lemon cupcake made by Celebrations Bakery.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Prancer and Vixen (title will make some, not much more sense after you read the post)

I went to three coffee houses in the past two days! Wow! What an effort! We'll talk about them in the order of appearance.

Last night, after an unsuccessful attempt to run, I wanted to treat myself to a coffeehouse/blogging experience. So fond of those, so many hours spent in a coffee shop typing and letting a stream of consciousness escape from my fingertips. Anyway, back to the coffeehouse. It was a long and narrow-hallway-like layout. The menu was vibrant and typical boho style complete with brick walls. The drinks were your typical 4 bux a pop. I ordered the firefly smoothie, so I wouldn't be up all night from the caffeine in my usual drink. I don't recollect any music playing in the background, which could have contributed to why I thought the place was a little off. Cute place, don't know if I'd be calling it my next Cafe Royale anytime soon.

Higher Grounds

After a free trial yoga session at Nameste Yoga, I spotted Higher Grounds across the way and decided to pop in for a drink. I liked it. It had all kinds nooks and crannies. It also seemed to have higher hygienic standards than that of Firefly. Not wanting to ruin my calmness from the yoga session, I ordered a chai latte with some chocolate flavoring. It was a good drink. As I was sitting and staring out the window, vigorously scribbling my thoughts onto some old receipts, I remembered that I had another appointment, so I dashed out of there quickly. This Higher Grounds location is a good candidate for my new coffee home.

It was such a beautiful day outside that I REALLY wanted to sit outdoors for a while and read. I decided to head downtown and grab a snack on the way. So, I dashed in to Dash-In. Nice place, didn't like the waitress. It also had a very open floor plan and the requisite brick walls. Although, I was not highly impressed with the ambiance (which didn't matter because my order was to go), the food was delicious! They had turned off their grill so I could only order off half of the menu. I purchased a turkey pita and it was bliss in my mouth!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Just Ducky

I went to Wegman's while I was out and about in VA. I heard that their cupcakes were quite yummy, so naturally I had to buy a four pack of cupcakes. They were pretty lackluster. The vanilla was slightly better than the chocolate, but nothing I'd be rushing to purchase or recreate.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Waaaay Late

Rick took me to Joeseph Decuis for Valentine's day. It was one of the most memorable Valentine's Day's I have ever had, far exceeding any expectations. They had a limited selection available for Valentine's Day. This is what we ordered:

Amuse Bouche:
A lobster bisque with a lemon grass foam

Ahi Tuna served on a Kimchee pancake with a wasabi cream sauce
Indian chicken samosas delicious with the chutney and an annoyed Rick (I was taking too many photos)

Filet mignon osso bucco served atop a bed of creamy polenta with mushrooms and truffle oil. The meat fell off the bone. Wow, it was so delicious and although the meat was supposed to be the highlight, I could have eaten a bowl of the polenta.

Macadamia nut encrusted seabass

Ginger mousse on meringue disc
Chocolate cake

Ambiance was nice, felt like I was dining in a cellar. Overall it was a fantastic meal coupled with a fantastic date.