Photo of the Day: April 19, 2019

It felt like summer last night, and what better beverage for that occasion is there than lemonade using a Mennonite recipe in a book we picked up in Lancaster? Then, of course, we had to use the glasses given to us by our friends at the Revere Tavern.

Restaurant Review #246: Bay Avenue Cafe (Highlands, NJ)

This is another one of those places I passed by many times over the years without ever giving it a try. After working a cold, windy morning on Sandy Hook earlier this week, I was starving. I met Justin for lunch after he got out of work, and wanting to try something new, we figured…

Photo of the Day: April 18, 2019

One night, I decided to surprise Justin with a Puerto Rican feast. The stuff in the middle: Mofungo. Mashed plantains with ham, garlic, olive oil, and seasonings. There are different versions of this. Most call for mashed fried plantains. However, that pushes the calories per serving to about 900 (and who eats just one serving?)…

Restaurant Review #245: Bird-in-Hand Bakery and Cafe (Bird-in-Hand, PA)

I’ve been to the Bird-in-Hand Bakery and Cafe many times over the years. I have seen it evolve from a small bake shop into a mini empire located within a very modern but comfortable building. When you walk in, you are immediately hit with the pleasing aroma of freshly baked breads, pies, pastries, and desserts….

Photo of the Day: April 16, 2019

There is nothing specific I want to draw your attention to in this picture, just a “character shot” of John and Peter’s (and yes, that is a hockey stick up on the wall). For Justin’s birthday last month, I told him to pick any place he wanted for dinner, and he chose this legendary New…

Highlights from Kunya Siam’s 2019 Thai New Year

As promised, here are some pictures from yesterday’s Thai New Year (Songkran) celebration at Kunya Siam. This was my fifth year helping out, and like always, it was both crazy and fun! I did not get as many pics as last year because I was in our downstairs kitchen and prep room most of the…

Photo of the Day: April 15, 2019

A “Meatless Monday” creation here, and entirely from Aldi: a veggie burger on naan with a mixture of hummus and spinach. The veggie burgers from Aldi are some of the best I’ve ever had. Only 90 calories each and they are filling.

Photo of the Day: April 14, 2019

Last month, Justin whipped up this Italian “Sunday Sauce” feast. Or is it gravy? The only thing I took care of here was the pancetta Brussels Sprouts. He did the rest from scratch: dinner rolls, a killer sauce that soaked in the goodness of meatballs, brasciole, and hot sausage cooking for many hours. Again, for…