August 24, 2012

The Great American pasttime

 I apologize to my readership and fans (all two of you) for the lack of updates. Last week was a baseball kind of week....see below!

My first Yankees game! And my first NY Yankees hat! 

The Yankee Stadium was a lot smaller than I thought. It was LOUD though!
My koala getting behind the Bomber spirit too!
That weekend, I trek over to Randall's Island to do....what do you think???
Batting cages!

August 7, 2012

Cooking away-Yum!

I've been in a cooking mood recently. It all started with one visit to Socarrat Paella Bar. Socarrat is actually a specific kind of Spanish paella with rice that is cooked to a crisp on a large flat pan. The dishes can feed a small family of four, I think! Check it out:

A delicious paella of meats and veggies including chorizo, chicken,  and clams! 

An absolutely delectable squid inked black rice with shrimp, calamari, scallop and mussels.
What ended up happening after this was my search for fresh ingredients at the farmer's market to cook something equally as delicious. What I came up with was two baby aubergines (fancy word for eggplants) plus a lil' recipe from the trusty 'ole Food Network. Bobby Flay's creation:

Spicy Chicken, Eggplant, and Caramelized Onion Quesadilla, served with Mixed Tomato Relish

These monster quesdaillas are so easy to make and delicious with a side of colorful tomato salsa!