Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
In California, I would often complain about the sun--too hot, too bright, the constant need for sunglasses to shield my eyes and sunscreen to keep my super fair skin from turning lobster-hued. Oh, how wrong I was! Though it hasn't been a particularly cold or snowy winter in Manhattan, it has been a cloudy one. And tall buildings = a lot of sun blockage. So now whenever it's a clear day, I scurry outside and try to soak up as many winter rays as possible. It's ridiculous how much getting direct sunlight recharges me and ups my energy level...I feel like a plant.
And painting my fingernails to match! At least this way I can bring a little sunshine with me wherever I go.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Pork and shrimp and seafood Sui Mai! So good, and with delicious, meaty chunks of shiitake mushrooms.
Red Egg doesn't do the cart rolling-around thing, which I actually sort of prefer. I like being able to look at all my choices and order all at once. It's less stressful and more methodical.
Steamed pork bun, a childhood favorite, and still just as scrumptious. I liked that their pork buns were small and delicate.
This was the surprise show-stealer: Lo Mai Ga (sticky rice and various bits of meat wrapped in lotus leaves)! I always really like this dish, but Red Egg doesn't just do chicken and Chinese sausage inside...also hearty chunks of smoked pork, as well as other surprises!
As if the day could get any better....ACTUAL SUN. And actual warmth emitted by the actual sun. Beautiful!
More miniature delicious things: Yesterday Devin surprised me with an early present of a box of mini cupcakes from Crumb's. Today I ate my three favorites, which are:
Here's some of the rest of the gang that will have to wait til later to be devoured. For details on their construction, see my previous post Cupcakes on Broadway.
And that's not all! My mom sent us a treat from the West Coast, something that's always been a Valentine's staple with my family.