December 20, 2009


Well, to my surprise we got a lot more snow than I had anticipated. Before I left work on Friday, when I got to Steve's after work, we went to pick up some supplies of food while we were out for dinner because I didn't think we'd make it out on Sunday to do our usual grocery shopping if it did indeed snow as much as the forecasters were predicting. We went to Trader Joe's as obvious in my last post and picked up some really yummy food. The next day, Steve & his roomies dared to venture out into the snow to go to Giant. They had to get out and push the car 2 times. But, being trapped inside isn't so bad, it allowed us to cook, eat, and be lazy all day!

i've been craving some macarons lately!

proper breakfast pizzas made of bagel bites and eggs with cheese we picked up at the dutch amish market and Steve eats his eggs with TJ's Thai red curry sauce that he is obsessed with

lunching on edamame and shrimp fried rice (with sriracha sauce for me)

Steve & his roomies made a really delicious dinner last night... coffee and brown sugar crusted steak, cranberry and walnut salad, french onion soup, garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach


December 18, 2009


The shelves at Trader Joe's in Elkridge. Everyone is preparing for the "blizzard." Gotta stock up on milk and bread... Its not like you're gonna be trapped in your house for a week people!

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December 15, 2009


Steve and I started reading the book, Notes On Cooking by Lauren Costello and Russell Reich months ago. Each night we would read a few of the notes before going to sleep. We're such cute and dorky foodies aren't we? :) The book is a quick read and is full of useful and helpful tips on cooking, baking, preparing, storing, and serving food. We finally finished it the other day and on one of the last pages I came across one of my favorite new quotes:

"Food is never finished until you talk about it."
-Notes On Cooking


December 13, 2009




Sushi King Part II
A few weeks ago, Steve & I ventured out once again to our newly claimed favorite sushi spot.
This time we went for lunch and it was just as busy as it was for dinner. In my opinion, the service was just a little less attentive, but it just might have been the waitress we had.

We wanted to try some different things so we ordered the spicy grill roll, spicy king crab roll, vegetarian delight roll, miso soup, Japanese green salad, and tuna tataki.

Steve recalls that we did not care for the spicy king crab roll - he says, "it just had crab and avocado and wasn't that exciting." I don't even remembering it being spicy at all. We loved the spicy grill roll, the sauce was sweet and spicy tasting and the tuna tataki was delicious.

miso soup

spicy grill roll

tuna tataki


December 12, 2009


My first Saturday with no school work to do was spent hanging out with Steve and my family. We drove to Jarrettsville to Jarrettsville Nurseries to cut our own Christmas tree then we headed over to the Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Market and Valley View Farms in Cockeysville.

We've cut our own Christmas tree down before, but I don't remember it being as fun or as easy as it was at Jarrettsville Nurseries. They had tractors that would take you to the different sections of the nursery to find whichever type of tree you wanted, sleds to make lugging your tree back easier, saws, a shaker to get anything in or on your tree out, and no charge for bailing the tree. We even used a coupon online for $5 off.

If you've never been to the Dutch Market, you need to go. It is such a fun foodie experience! The market is operated by Dutch Amish people and there are different shops selling furniture, crafts, pasta and grains, meats, cheeses, baked goods, spices, produce, and candies. There is also a small diner like shop with a small area to eat as well as a pretzel shop (my favorite).

a wall of sprinkles! i could have done some serious damage here...

Steve and I got a red velvet whoopie pie, vanilla creme long john, hand rolled soft pretzels, fresh squeezed lemonade, and a pound of wings. Mmm!