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Celebrating National Pasta Day with homemade pasta!

Celebrating National Pasta Day with homemade pasta!

October 17, 2012  |  Eats  |  1 Comment

Our class started with a glass of sparkling rose and a thorough hand washing. She then passed around some dough that had already been resting in the fridge for about 30 minutes (awesome pasta requires rest time). We did it up like a cooking show - we made some pasta dough on our own, but used the one that had been resting to put together our farfalle and ravioli.

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September Foodie Penpals!

September Foodie Penpals!

October 16, 2012  |  Eats, Foodie Pen Pals  |  No Comments

I seriously can't believe that October is, well, here. Okay, more than here. It's halfway over! Where did Summer go? Anyway, on to the good stuff - this month's foodie penpal was all kinds of amazing. I had the box delivered to the office this month, since our new place is sans doorman and I didn't want to risk someone taking my food! Hehehe. The coworkers got pretty excited - and I promised to share (a little).

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August Foodie Pen Pals: Chitown!

August Foodie Pen Pals: Chitown!

September 6, 2012  |  Eats  |  4 Comments

Nothing like moving to assist in epic memory loss. I meant to write this up WAY earlier, then procrastinated, and now here I am, September 5th. :/ This month, I got paired up with two awesome guys and a whole lot of irony. I found out that the person I was assigned to send goodies to is planning on visiting my hometown (Hawaii), and the person that was assigned as my foodie pen pal is coming (or actually, at this point, already came) to NYC! :D

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July Foodie Pen Pals!

July Foodie Pen Pals!

July 31, 2012  |  Eats  |  4 Comments

Happy Tuesday! I can barely believe it's the end of July. August? Really!? I think I went into shock this morning when I came to the realization that my marathon training sort of needs to start this month...and by this month I mean this week! With that being said, the end of July also brings about reveal day for Foodie Pen Pals!

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I finally got it right! - Banana Bread

I finally got it right! – Banana Bread

December 22, 2011  |  Eats, Recipes  |  2 Comments

So...the very first time I made banana bread, it turned out something like...bread pudding. I was missing some (key) ingredients. Like eggs. So I did a quick google search that told me that I could substitute eggs with a very ripe banana. Which probably would've work out fine, had I not already been adding three bananas in.

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Getting our Japanese Fix at Mitsuwa in New Jersey

December 16, 2011  |  Eats, Updates  |  No Comments

One of the biggest changes I've had to deal with since moving from Hawaii to New York City is a simple one: grocery shopping.

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Copy cat-ing Buca's pasta

Copy cat-ing Buca’s pasta

December 6, 2011  |  Eats, Recipes  |  No Comments

Back in Hawaii, we LOVED Buca's. Not because they had the best pasta ever, or because the bread was flaky and buttery, or even because they offered a $10 off a $20 purchase coupon.

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Hits and Misses from...September!?!

Hits and Misses from…September!?!

December 2, 2011  |  Eats, Hits & Misses, Restaurant Reviews  |  No Comments

So, it's December. Better late than never?! Hehe. Three months later, I'm finally putting out the Hits and Misses post that I was so excited to start doing! Hahaha. This being the first run, let me know what you guys think! If I'm writing too much, or too little, etc.

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Lunchtime Explorations

Lunchtime Explorations

September 27, 2011  |  Eats, Restaurant Reviews  |  5 Comments

My office is located right on top of Grand Central Station, and while I still stare in awe at the masses of people, the ridiculous amounts of trains, and the constellations on the ceiling, these past few days, I've been more interested in food. Afterall, a girl's gotta eat! Since Grand Central has a "dining concourse" with a bunch of interesting and new places to eat, I figure I'd try ALL of them before exploring the outside world. It helps that the weather has been cold and rainy, and leaving the building is a somewhat low priority for me at the moment. :)

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Chai's Bistro and the intro to Hits and Misses!

Chai’s Bistro and the intro to Hits and Misses!

So what was supposed to be an incredibly productive summer has already fallen to pieces. Well, just in the sense of blogging. Outside of that, I've been working late, keeping up with reading blogs, reading (I already finished Delivering Happiness, and have moved on to The Happiness Hypothesis) and strangely enough, I've been reading up on (weird, I know) fashion blogs.

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