Miette

The next time you are in SF, you have to visit Miette and try their pastries. Love the shop and obviously the sweet stuff. Love this video too and let’s hope I could get my hands on the book soon (from the library, i.e.). =p

We did our share of hunting for it earlier this year. =)

Macarons fever.

This film makes the baking of macarons looks so scientific. It actually is. Thus far, I’ve baked 5 different flavours. 5 more to go before the end of the year!

Union Oyster House

I’m back to Apple School again to learn to use iMovie. I was early – 10 minutes before 10am – and there was already a crowd outside the store. Seems like there will always be a steady number of customers = potential $$$.

iMovie is really easy to use, much more idiot-proof than Windows Movie Maker. I should be practising using it soon!

Went to Union Oyster House for our first Restaurant Week Boston. Established in 1826, it is supposedly America’s oldest restaurant and is found along the Freedom Trail. We had the 3-course meal for $20.11 per person and we came out, feeling bloated.

We were seated on the second floor and it was rather dim, giving it an old feel to the atmosphere. We were each served cornbread before our appetizers which were Clam Chowder and Buffalo Fried Calamari. By then, we were already half-filled.

 

Entrees: Oysters lightly fried and pan-fried halibut. We could not finished our share. I prefer the Halibut but it was a tad plain if eaten without the sauteed yellow and red tomatoes. The mashed potatoes could have been more flavourful while the fries on the plate of oysters could be served warmer.

For desserts, we had Homemade Apple Clobber and Indian Pudding and a cup of coffee each. And yes, we couldn’t finish again. We are just small-eaters by nature. What a waste!

Both of us concurred that the appetizers are the better dishes we had tasted and that we need to exercise more. =)

Chalkboard pots

In my future home, I would want to have such pots in my balcony or kitchen window. I want to eat the fresh herbs I grow.

Links within the pics.

Cinnamon raisin scones

Whenever I want easy, no-fuss breakfast goodies that need to be baked, I thought of scones, biscuits and muffins which are classified under Quick Breads. They are quick to make, as the name suggests, and can be substantial as a meal.

These scones are taken from one of Sun-Maid recipes. Scones, in the dough stage, presents itself as a shaggy lump but magical things happen to it in the oven. The dough coheres, the sugar and salt flavours polarise, and springy, moist scones rise up from the heaps on the baking sheet. Not to be mistaken for biscuits, scones are usually sweet and triangular while biscuits are unsweetened and round.

The next time I use this recipe, I will up the amount of raisins cos I’m a big fan. =)