Daring Bakers Chocolate Crepe Cake Challenge

Bringing up the rear as always (I was supposed to post this yesterday, but procrastinator that I am, once again I’m a day late and a dollar short), just let me preface this rant by saying: I officially *hate* Martha Stewart. Lucky enough to be accepted as one of the lovely and talented Daring Bakers, […]

Balsamic-Braised Short Ribs

In my quest to eat healthier, I’ve been trying to use more Cooking Light recipes – and at the same time, I’m trying to clear out my overfilled fridge, freezer, and pantry. So instead of making mashed potatoes with this (since we had no potatoes), I made spaetzle instead, and served it with some sauteed […]

Zen Cha Tea Salon

I had an enjoyable (3+ hour!) brunch this weekend with Rosie and Lisa, over at Zen Cha Tea Salon on High Street in the Short North. I’m not much of a tea drinker, so I stuck with a known quantity – bubble tea. This one is green strawberry bubble tea with milk and extra tapioca […]

Review: Sushiko

Actually, more like a mini-review – since I plan on going back to enjoy their sit-down menu as well; let’s just consider this a separate review of their take-out sushi. I’ll be up front with you all. For the most part, I’m pretty meh about sushi. I’ll eat it, with a good dousing of soy […]

South Jersey Edition: Five Points Inn

After the underwhelming filled pasta at Larry’s II failed to sate my craving for Italian food, I had avoided eating Italian all weekend in order to save my appetite for what I thought would be an ideal compromise – the Monday Pizza & Pasta buffet at the Five Points Inn. Their web site indicated that […]

There’s No Place Like Home

After a long day of travel yesterday, I am finally back at home in Ohio. While I did thoroughly enjoy my visit to New Jersey, I am so happy to be back – living out of a hotel room and eating take out every meal for a week gets very old very quick. Although the […]

South Jersey Edition: Jim’s Lunch

Rather than stay in Vineland today, I took a little trip to Millville, a small town right next to Vineland. While Vineland is very diverse and ethnic, Millville is home to mostly blue-collar working stiffs, most of whom are employed at the city’s glass factories. Jim’s Lunch is a Millville institution, having been around for […]