Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cafe Madison

I went to have a lunch with my friend at "Cafe Madison(http://www.cafe-madison.com/)". I love this cafe because of its atmosphere and good foods. I ate Belgian waffle and my friend ate English muffins. Belgian waffle is butter taste and, whip cream and fruits were topped in it. They made me happy. On the English muffins, there were poached eggs with hollandaise sauce. It looked delicious,too. We satisfied these foods and had fill of happiness.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cookie Press

I used the cookie press and made cookies! I have first time to use cookie press. At first, I could not understand how to use but I got it. Then, I could make sooo many cookies. It was amazing!! I am so happy!!

Souvlaki Fest

This Friday and Saturday (October 3rd & 4th), there will be Souvlaki Fest in St.Sophia Greek Orthodox Church. I went to this church when they held a Greek fest. There are big and beautiful church. I think Greek foods are similar to Turkish and I lobe them. Especially, Desserts are very fascinated me. I will Go this Fest!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Favco again!

My friends and I mail ordered and got fresh fish from Favco last June. These fresh fish was good and we ordered again. We got fish today. This time, I bought "Salmon Caviar(225g, $25.00)"

"Shiokara(consist of small pieces of the calamary's meat in a brown viscous paste of the calamary's heavily salted, fermented viscera, 200g, $8.00)" and "Sardine with cod ovum(255g, $13.00)". Immediately I made "Bowl of rice topped with Salmon Caviar" this dinner!

Fall Gathering

There was a Fall Gathering in my department. It was welcoming party for new graduate students. All graduate students, facilities and other staffs, also their friends and family were invited to this party. At first, this party was held at the courtyard in front of the building but today was rainy day, so we had a party inside the building. The room was little small and some people were in the hallway. I talked with new graduate students and have a many kinds of food, such as Pizza, Samosa, salad, Sushi, Fried fish and so on. Also, I ate fruits and cakes. I made small size Cheese cakes.
During the party, there was a raffle. Some people could got the prize; Towel, T-shirts, Mug, Coffee cup... Then I got !! I got USB memory(500Mb). I was soooo surprise!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dinner @ Sushi-Tei

We had a plan to have eat dinner with JLCC(http://www.freewebs.com/jlccsuny/) members but only a few members can join the dinner, so the dinner was canceled.
However, I went to have a dinner with my 2 Japanese friends at "Sushi-Tei(http://www.sushiteialbany.com/)". In my opinion, as for the Sushi, "Yoshi-sushi" at Latham is the best in Albany, but As for the other Japanese food, I like to go "Sushi-Tei". Today, I ate "Oroshi-Katsu(Fried pork with grated Japanese radish)". It is really Japanese style to eat pork. Fried pork is oily but I did not feel oily because of grated Japanese radish. This combination is very good. My friends ate "Chicken Teriyaki" and "Unaju(Bowl of rice topped with boiled eel)". Both of them look delicious. We are satisfied this dinner!!

I got them

I payed my tuition with credit card, so I got Amazon.com(http://www.amazon.com/) gift card ($75) from the credit card company. Immediately, I looked for some goods and I bought them. Here are goods I bought; "CROCS(http://www.crocs.com/) Sandal", "Le Creuset(http://www.lecreuset.com/)Whisk" and "Cookie Press". I wanted the CROCS's sandal but I could not find my size (5 or 5 1/2), so I got it and am very happy!! I am interested in Cookie Press. It looks convenient and I will try this week-end.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Recipe : Stick Cheese Cake

* For Cookies (Base part)

1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
2. Combine butter and sugar, and cream until light and whitish.
3. Add egg twice (half at time) and mix well after each one.
4. Add flour and stir until just combine.
5. Place batter into pan and make thin and flat.
6. Bake at 350 degree F for 15 minutes, then place to be cool.

* For Cheese cake(Top part)

8 ounce cream cheese
2.5 tablespoon salt-free butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup yogurt
2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 eggs
1/4 cup cornstarch

1. Combine butter and cream cheese well.
2. Add sugar, yogurt, lemon juice, egg and cornstarch, and mix well after each one.
3. Pour batter over the cookies which you baked.
4. Bake at 350 degree F for 60 minutes.
5. Cut and wrap.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Stick Cheese Cake

I made "Stick Cheese Cake" last Sunday. This type of Cheese Cake is popular in Japan. It is easy to eat during walking and we do not need dishes and forks. I have not seen this type in America even if American people really like Cheese Cake.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Lark Fest

I went to Lark Fest(http://www.larkstreet.org/festivals.php) today. There were many people there and I was excited. I walked around the street and saw many stands. I bought some leaf tea and bobble tea at the Good Leaf Gourmet Tea (http://goodleaftea.blogspot.com/). Then, I bought "Farafel" at Al-baraki Ⅱ, "Spring Roll" at Sukothai and bread at "Crisan". Only food..... I could see many kinds of clothes and accessories, and heard rock music on stage. I met some friends and had a good time with them.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dinner with My Friends

I went to "Mari's Japanese Cuisine(2049 Van Vranken Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308)" with my friends because one of my friend's birthday is tomorrow! However, unfortunately, he got sick and he could not join us today.... I really recommend this restaurant but there are any chance to take my friends because it is little far from the SUNY.
Because today Friday, there were many customers in this restaurant. I ate "Chicken Tempura" and "Rainbow roll", and my friends ate "Sukiyaki", "Chicken lever", "Pork Katsu" and so on. I like this rainbow roll because the fish which is used are fresh and tasty. I love it! Off course, tempura are good, too. Chicken were very juicy.
We talked a lot and laughed a lot. I enjoyed today's dinner very much because of good food and good friends.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I am waiting !!

My friend sells her bread & cakes every 2 weeks(http://yuttysr.fc2web.com/) but last month, she got summer vacation and I could not buy them. I am waiting for her sale and today is the day she sells breads & cakes. I bought "Peach & Custard Tart($3.25)"、"Cheese Cake($3.25)","Cream Cheese Bread($1.75)",Sausage Bread($1.75)", "Walnuts & Ram Raisins Table Rill(5 in a pack, $4.50)" and "Special An-Pan($1.75)". I like all of them but cakes are really delicious. I love her cakes very much.