Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Buffet

I went to "Thanksgiving Buffet" with my friend, which is sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services and Graduate Student Organization. This Buffet was held the hotel near SUNY. Each international student could get 2 tickets. So, many students came with their friend and families. I ate turkey, salad, potatoes and apple pie. Taste was so-so but I had a good time to talk with my friend and felt good atmosphere.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Red bean paste pound cake

When I am stressed out, I really want to cook. Is it strange???
Yesterday and today, I am so stressful because I cannot write my term paper. So, I want to cook something. I found canned red bean paste in my kitchen and made "Red bean paste pound cake". It mixes American and Japanese style and tastes good!

Winter dish "Oden"

Today's highest temperature is about 0 degree Celsius. Winter has come to Albany.
The most popular winder dish in Japan is "Oden(". I missed too much. The day before yesterday, I went to buy rice at Asian market, then I found "personal Oden set(small portion of oden)". I was very happy to see it and bought it. Its price is about $3.00. So, today's dinner is "Oden"!! It makes me hot and happy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Recipe : Apple Pound Cake

1.5 cup All purpose flour
2 Apples (1 for grinded and 1 for fine-chopped)
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 Eggs
1.5 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Oil
5 tablespoons Butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
2. Combine eggs, sugar, oil and butter, and mix well.
3. Add egg twice (half at time) and mix well after each one.
4. Add baking powder, flour and apples, and stir until just combine.
5. Bake at 350 degree F for 40 minutes.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Apple 2

Still I have a lot of apples, so I made "Apple pound cake" today. It looks good, isn't it?

Recipe : Apple Muffin

*For Apples
1.5 cup fine chopped apples
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Combine fine chopped apple, sugar and lemon juice.
2. Boil then until water is disappeared.
3. Place to be cool.

* For Muffins
1.5 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
7 tablespoons salt-free butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk

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 baking powder, baking soda and half of flour, and stir until just combine.
5. Add milk, half of flour and apples. and stir well.
6. Put them into the muffin cups.
7. Bake at 350 degree F for 25 minutes.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Arirang (Korian Restaurant)

I went to have a dinner with my friends at "Arirang". This restaurant serves Korean, Japanese and Thai food. We ate Korean food. I tried "Bibimbab(Rice topped with vegetables, meat and red pepper paste)" and it was delicious but I want to serve it hotter. My friends ate "Dumpling soup" and "Jeyuk Bokkeum(Stir fried pork with spicy sauce)". Both of them looked very good. I love Korean food, especially winter day. Fortunately, this restaurant is near my apartment. So, I will go there several times in this winter.
1558 Central Avenue,
Colonie, NY 12205
TEL (518)452-6878

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Because I went to apple picking last week and still I have a lot of apples, so I made "Apple muffin" and "Apple tart" today. Apple muffins are for my breakfast and apple tart is for tomorrow's study group.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkin !

My friend told me to buy interesting sweets for Halloween at "Crisan". So, I went to there but there were not any sweets for Halloween. I was disappointed.
However, there were many kinds of pumpkin cakes and breads, such as "Pumpkin tart", "Pumpkin pie" and "Pumpkin roll cake". They looked so cute and delicious. This shop's sweets are so unique and they are cheaper than other shop. Every time I go there, I want to try all of them. Today, I bought some of them(Pumpkin tart and Pumpkin bread) and tried. They made me happy!!