April 27, 2011

kickshaw anyone?

Who has gone to The Queens Kickshaw yet?

I posted a little information about the Astoria's friendly and comfy place to hang out cafe + bar(will be in this summer). During my vacation to NYC I practically went to Kickshaw almost everyday for brunch.

Almost everything in here are all handcrafted and reused old items. I especially love their table top that they reused from old wooden board. I would love to make my own dining table like this someday!
The bottom second photo is a light shade that we used as inspiration for Kickshaw logo design.

Next post will be photos of their specialty grilled cheese sandwich and drink that I miss eating them!

welcome to The Queens Kickshaw

fancy light

inside the cafe

flower lights

V60 coffee

handcrafted wooden table

front counter

coffee and soda collections

best chocolate!

the origin of Kickshaw logo

best pastry!

April 24, 2011

NYC 2011

I took a week off and spend my vacation at NYC. It's been very nice week, I was able to forget about work and free my mind.

The highlight of the trip I went to see Kickshaw, The MET and shopping of course. During my shopping, many of the store doesn't accept taking photos anymore... I was disappointed by that. Soho's shopping district has beautiful interior designs, exclusively for Soho. If I knew this before hand it would of been less difficult for me to carry my SLR and my shopping bags through out the day...

I'll take my time to post photos I took. But for now, I need to adjust my mind to my normal life.

Places I went:
Game Workshop
Hagen Daz
Esprit Outlet
Free People

Kickshaw - grilled cheese, specialty coffee place
SetagaYa - Japanse noodle place
Shabu-tatsu - Japanese hot pot
Minamoto Kitchoan - Japanese traditonal dessert
IPPUDO NY - tradtional Japanese noodle place
ChikaLicious - Dessert bar

back from NYC

April 14, 2011

my sandwich

Sandwich is one of my favorite food. I eat plain sandwich almost everyday for lunch. Once in a while I treat myself with gourmet sandwich at local restaurant.

Here is simple sandwich I made over the weekend:

- 3 finely sliced bread, toasted with lightly brushed butter
- couple of roasted cherry tomatoes
- 1 sunny side up egg
- optional: slice cheese
Stack all together and have it with fresh OJ!

I will be away for blogging next week, I'll get back to it as soon as I can!



April 10, 2011

grilled zucchini + eggplant

I was always curious to make grilled zucchini and eggplant roll that I see in cook books. I didn't have a recipe but it turned out well.

The stuffing has roasted cherry tomatoes and caramelized onion with grated parmasean.

with grated parmesan

grilled zucchini eggplant roll...

April 6, 2011

my banana muffin

Sometime I forget I bought bananas for healthy eating and then it ends up sitting on the counter turning all brown(Then I peel all of them and freeze them).

So this time, instead wasting it I baked some banana muffin! Except I used banana bread recipe and pour into muffin tray. On top of that, while I was mixing the ingredient I realized I didn't have enough flour. I was missing a cup of flour..... So as a replacement I used 1 1/2 cup of rolled oats.

It still turned out really good, I was happy about it! I topped my muffins with leftover blueberries~

April 3, 2011

baked potatoes

**UPDATE(04/08/2011)** here is the original recipe!

I found this idea from Pinterest but I can't seem to find the photo to show it to you.... The original photo looks so much better!

It looked simple and pretty to make so I tried one for myself. You finely slice a potato but don't cut it all the way. Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, herbs and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 45-60min(or until it gets soft) at 325F. Sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

half sliced baked potatoes

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