Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Hollween !

Everyone know today is Halloween! There were many strange students in my collage.
I baked "Pumpkin Muffin" today. The pumpkin flower was got in William Sonoma( and I arranged the recipe because recipe looked so sweet!! Do they look delicious?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Via Fresca (Italian Gourmet Market)

My husband and I went to buy some Italian meals at "Via Fresca(". Inside the shop is big and there are many kinds of Italian meals. We bought "Greek Salad", "Crab Cake", "Cheese Ball" and "Lasagna". Greek salad was little bit sour but it was tasty. My husband really liked crab cake and I liked cheese ball. Because there are many kinds of food, I will go again and try some of them!!
This shop was selected as "Best Italian Take-out in 2007" in Metroland(
Via Fresca
1666 Western Avenue,
Albany, NY 12203
TEL (518)452-1179

Thursday, October 25, 2007

El Loco Mexican Cafe (Mexican Restaurant)

From October 23th to 26th, there is "A Taste of Lark(" in Lark Street. Many restaurants serve special $10 meals, so my friend and I went to have dinner at "El Loco Mexican Cafe". We ate chicken risotto and meat ball. In chicken risotto, there were some chilies but it was not spicy but meat balls were little bit spicy. Each meal was small for American(enough for Asian?). After eating them, we ate Flan for dessert. This flan was sooo good. I really like it. I will recommend my friend to eat flan in this restaurant.

El Loco Mexican Cafe
465 Madison Ave, Albany,
NY 12210
TEL (518)436-1855

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pumpkin Fest

My husband and I went to "Pumpkin Fest" at Indian ladder farm( It was not big festival but it was fun. There were many families and they enjoyed lot of activities; such as pony ride, hey ride and pumpkin curving. We bought apple cider donuts and hot cider, and ate outside because today was so nice. I really enjoyed this weather.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Legal Sea Foods

Today was my sister in law's birthday, so My brother's family and we met at Palisades Center( and ate dinner together at "Legal Sea Foods(". My husband and I went this restaurant in Boston and we like there very much. This time, we ate Clam chowder, Tuna sashimi, Shrimp&Garlic pasta and paella. All of them were so tasty and my nieces liked them very much. Each of meals were not so big, so we could eat desserts, too. We ate Chocolate ice cream, cheesecake and chocolate mousse. They are delicious, too. We ate good meals and had a goo time to talk together.

Farmers Market

My husband and I went to Farmers market in Troy( Today, there were a few kinds of fruits but many kinds of vegetables, such as potatoes, pumpkins and cabbages. We bought some potatoes and will boil with some vegetables tomorrow. Every time I go to there, I buy some breads in the bakery. I really wanted to know where this bakery is. So, I asked them today. I was surprised that this bakery is "Mrs.London(" in Saratoga. I love this shop's cakes and sometime go there to buy. It is comfortable to go to Troy every week instead of not to go Saratoga!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


My husband and I went to eat lunch at "P.F.Changs(". This restaurant opened last week in Colonie Center. Inside the restaurant, it looked Chinese restaurant but there was bar counter and we could hear jazz music. I like this atmosphere! We ate steam dumpling($5.50), wonton soup($6.00), hot fish($14.00) and Singapore street noodles($9.50). All of them were so tasty but quantities were too much for us, so we took some of them to our house. Also, there were many kinds of Chinese tea. I was impressed it and drank it. I like this restaurant and will come again!
131 Colonie Center, Albany
NY 12205
TEL (518)454-0043

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Brindisi's Restaurant & Bar(Italian)

My friends and I went to eat dinner at "Brindisi's Restaurant & Bar(" in Saratoga. This restaurant serve Italian meals and there were many kinds of pastas, seafood and meat. I ate "Sesame Tuna". Tuna was so fresh but taste was so plain and I could not eat all of them because of its taste. I wanted to put some dressing or something like this. The service was terrible. Because many people were waiting outside the restaurant, waiter took our dishes just after we finished eating. And manager suggested us to go out quickly. We got angry and did not eat desserts and went out the restaurant. I will not go this restaurant again!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Prime Outlets Lee

My husband and I went to "Prime Outlets Lee(". because we left our house later, so there were many cars and it was difficult to look for parking area. This weekend, many shops in this mall do a Columbus sale and there were many people to buy something. I bought my sweaters and a pretty dish. My husband bought 2 bottle of wines. In MA, tax is cheaper than New York state, so it is good reason to buy a lot of products! Around the mall, we could see foliage and it was beautiful. I like fall but I do not like winter in Albany!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Italian Festival

Next Monday will be Columbus Day, so there was a Italian Festival( in Washington Park today. Parade started at 13:00 and Festival started at 14:00. My husband and I did not see parade but we went to festival and enjoyed music and ate food. Today was sooooo hot and we gave up immediately to sat in front of stage.