April 27, 2011

star wars

midweek cupcake orders allows for the week to go by quickly.
its also nice because it allows my weekends to be free.

personalized star wars cupcakes:

happy birthday john ko!!
hope you had a wonderful birthday ^^

April 16, 2011

fathers birthday recipes

family of 5 around the dinner table.  
this only happens around 10 times a year: holidays plus our birthdays. 
we've developed a tradition of eating in.  i cook dinner and we eat until our button pops.

i can honestly say that i'm very thankful for this family of mine and i cant wait to see what the future holds for us.

now, when it comes to these 10 or so dinners, i try to go over the top.  the whole 5 course meal or what not.  but this time, i decided to keep it short and simple...well somewhat.  i wanted to try something new and go a little outside the box.

so heres what we had:

- asparagus salad - shave a bundle of asparagus (~12), toss with a vinaigrette (juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, salt, pepper), shave extra parmesan cheese on top.

- spinach salad with a red wine vinaigrette (equal parts red wine vinegar and olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar to taste) - tossed with cherry tomatoes, red onion with shaved parmesan cheese.

- beef wellington
-shrimp skewers
-roasted potatoes

dessert - fruity cups
ingredients:-phyllo dough, butter, sugar, vanilla pudding powder, heavy cream, fruits.

-mix vanilla pudding powder with 1 1/2 cups cream. place in fridge.
-make phyllo cups as instructed on box. bake for 9-10 mins.
-fill cups with pudding and seasonal fruits.

happy birthday to my father!!

the back abbey

went over to the back abbey with a couple friends/coworkers this past week to try their famous back abbey burger.  i've been hearing a lot of hype on this little joint so i wanted to go and try this place of myself.
little joint is a nice way to explain this place i think. super cozy little pub: you need to seat yourself.  with a wide selection of beers, we decided to go with the beers suggested by our waitress.
tried this beer with their "pommes frites" - french fries- "fresh kennebec potatoes fried twice and served with horsradish chice sauce, roumelade, and ketchup" - (its friend in duck fat)
choice of burger: the back abbey burger of course-it shares the name of the joint, must be good right? - "6oz dry-age grind burger with aged gouda, mustard aioli, caramelized onion, niman ranch bacon, and micro greens served on a brioche bun"

it was pretty good i must say.
not sure though, i think i'm still more of a fathers office fan.

which do you prefer? 
Fathers Office or The Back Abbey?

April 2, 2011

wedding preview

a little sneak preview of a dessert bar i did couple weeks ago.

more details about it when i get some pictures.