Posted in July 2012

Life is like that…

I have a twin, by another mother,  and father. She’s 5 years older than me and happens to be Nicaraguan-Chinese. Confused? Don’t be. Lizette and I met over 10 years ago at a TGI Fridays in the Financial District.  It should be noted that I am not a fan of chain restaurants,  I went because … Continue reading


Korean on the brain

Late night at work meant grabbing a bite on the go. Lucky me I live steps away from Kimchi Grill. Kimchi Grill is the bricks & mortar location of the Kimchi Taco Truck and you guessed it: Korean-Mexican fusion . I will admit I stalked them from the first days of it being just the truck’s … Continue reading

Summer tunes

Life is made of simple pleasures. Live music in the Prospect Park is one of them. The fact that the ominous clouds blew away to be replaced a deep dark blue sky just added to the magic.

Your clothes, your choice.

I confess. I like ironing. I iron in front of the TV, often with cup of tea or a glass of wine nearby. The simple back and forth motion of the iron as it erases creases, the whoosh of steam from the vents, working my way through a pile and watching it transform into neat little … Continue reading

Polenta a.k.a English Muffin

During my workout I started contemplating breakfast… the conversation in my head went like this: “ooh, 606 will be open. haven’t been there in a while… but I’m gonna be stinky… well, it is early so maybe that won’t really matter. Do they do takeout? No, you promised to cook more at home… I have … Continue reading

Smoked out tourists

Saturday, a couple of friends and I went on a tall ship cruise in NYC’s harbor. We did the Craft Beer Sail with The Clipper City and over the course of 1.5 hours we tasted six beers in 4oz pours and got to sail up close to the Statue of Liberty and along the west … Continue reading

Exits and intakes

Last night I had the best of intentions to blog when I got home but then I stopped by two going away parties for coworkers. Let’s just say that a long work day and four cocktails do not a blog post make. So here I am Friday, minutes before midnight… and in much the same … Continue reading

Dinner. Salad. Cheap. Satisfying

After a long day at work and short on time but craving something tasty, I decided to forgo takeout and throw together a salad. Inspired by a recipe in the NY Times for asparagus with mustard vinaigrette but wanting a little more color, I tossed in some grape tomatoes. I couldn’t be bothered to peel the … Continue reading