Saturday, August 21, 2010

Around D/FW - Scardello's

Scardello's has been a place on my list for a while now
I finally got to go for lunch  yesterday
I absolutely cheese
Besides cheese, they sell wine and other specialty items

They also sell sandwiches
Pictured here is the Sweet Italian
It's proscuitto, burrata cheese with fig confit

I've been dying to try Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Check out this name - Fungus Amongus
I'm told it is really good!
Of course, I will be trying it on my next visit

Friday, August 20, 2010

Around D/FW - Samar by Stephan Pyles

is located Downtown Dallas
close to where I work

They are offering Lunch Large Plates
from $7 - $12

This is what we got for $12

Today's Fresh Fish
Grilled salmon with a blood orange vinaigrette,
serrano wrapped-asparagus,
fenugreek mashed potatoes

Roasted Monkfish
Grape leaf wrapped monkfish tail
with roasted squash & zucchini
tarator sauce

Today's Steak
Hanger steak with gingered potato cakes
curried haricot vert
spicy green chile chutney

Skinny Girl Margarita

Skinny Girl Margarita by Bethany Frankel

It is only 100 calories
I haven't tried it yet, but I definitely have plans for it this weekend

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sookie's Wish List

September's O Magazine has some awesome stuff

Remember, my goldfish, Sookie

I've had her for a little over 2 months now
She is doing very well & would like some new digs
Going round and round and round
Is a bit monotonous

She is loving this fishhotel by Umbra

It is only $26.50

Unlike this one that I wanted

With a starting price of $63.00 @ one of the super pet stores

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Perfect Portion Scales

Check this out...
I just saw this in the September issue of O Magazine
You put your food on this scale

It has a built in database of nearly 2000 foods

It calculates the calories
nutritional values


Get out of town! Right?

Now if this could just be built
right into my countertop and dining table
I'd never overeat again!

It costs $59.99
comes in black, blue, red, white and silver

No, they aren't paying me for this free ad
I just think it's super cool

Just curious, does anyone have one?
If so, do you like it?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sprinkles Limited Raspberry Cupcake

Raspberry Cupcakes from Sprinkles
These are melt in your mouth delicious!

Run don't walk
they are only available
until August 29th

Good news is that you can get them any day of the week!


Here's the way this went down
My friend, Misty and I decided to have a dinner party
a week ago

I sent an email out to our friends to see who was in

Then, made it all official with a Paperless Post invite

We asked everyone to bring an appetizer or dessert
representing Italy, India or Bali

Misty made homemade pasta to go with her chicken piccata
I'm so inspired to start making my own!

Here we have samosas, beef vindaloo & khaman dhokla

I wish wish wish I had taken a picture of each individual dish!

Everyone did such a fabulous job

We all got to sample these wonderful foods

hummus, naan, rustic bread with dipping oil, pizza
tikki masala,  aloo gobi,  curry chicken, gulab jamun
cannoli's,  mini chocolate chip sandwich cookies 

Cinnamon + Sugar Brioche Toast