helicopterina

an urban chick adventuring around

food52:

See red.

Frosted Red Velvet Cakies via My Name is Yeh.

Cakies! These are mighty tempting looking …

foodcurated:

Heard good things about this small butcher in the East Village. A tiny meat case, but everything in it looked beautiful. Fair prices for grass fed meats. A really cool selection of handmade sausages too. #butchershops #NYC  (at Honest Chops)

foodcurated:

Heard good things about this small butcher in the East Village. A tiny meat case, but everything in it looked beautiful. Fair prices for grass fed meats. A really cool selection of handmade sausages too. #butchershops #NYC (at Honest Chops)

Discovered the joy of Jim Lahey’s Popeye Pie today. Oh, man. Now I just gotta work on making a rounder pizza pie. It’s good. 

Trying yet another variation on chocolate chip cookies (aka “biscuits”) per this Brit-turned-Parisian café owner & cookbook writer. Couldn’t quite master her log technique but it all seemed fine when I improvised by ice-cream-scooping the batter into little handflattened discs. Next time I will sprinkle a little flaky salt on each one. Used about 1/4 bittersweet (71%) and 3/4 60% chocolate. Toasted pecans would have been nice, too.

Adapted from “The many little meals of Rose Bakery” by Rose Carrarini.  

Thanks to an intrepid friend, I have learned that there’s an outlet of Rose Bakery right here in NYC at Dover Street Market.   Who knew?

East 90s ramblings: fun discoveries.

Another beautiful building from the daily commute.  This one is the Spitzer School of Architecture at CUNY on 136th and Convent Avenue.   By Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly.  Can’t wait to see the Gaudi show that opens there next week.

Am thinking of serving thin slices of this sephardic-style panforte at Rosh Hashanah as part of the dessert offerings.  If I don’t eat it all up beforehand.   Love this recipe - haven’t made in a while….this time with toasted pecans along with dried fruits that were lingering in the pantry (sour cherries, apricots, sultanas, calimyrna figs).  

Enjoying one of these tasty Polish beers (from a FOUR-pack!) on a sunny September evening.    Prost!

From Yotam Archives | Ottolenghi

Love this. Only wish the cover art for US edition was as fabulous ( or the same ) as the UK one. Also had a chance to reread this great profile on Yotam from a couple years ago: http://nyr.kr/1mkEaW7. And remember how lucky we were to have the good sense to visit his then-new NOPI restaurant during its soft opening in 2011 .