Thursday, September 23, 2010

Little Bit of NY

So I thought we had discovered something new, until we found out it has been open 4 years.  But it's only recently that we discovered Despana on Broome Street.  They sell all things Spain, including very good Chorizo.  This is the retail location of Despana Brand Foods.

On our first visit, we sampled the Chorizo and cheese, but on a subsequent visit, we had lunch.  I had the Bonita Bocadillo (tuna with tomatoes and sweet peppers).  

And then we sampled more Chorizo, deciding on the traditional (again).  But this time, I thought we it would taste even better in one of the clay serving dishes.  Of course, it did!  Or at least it made me think I was at Txikito.  And we have a professional Chorizo chef here who gets it done just right.  Really, I cooked some this week and it just wasn't the same!

Great dinner with a little local tomato and basil from the farmer's market.  And our new clay Chorizo serving dish.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Blueberry Blueberry Muffins!

Ahhh, a lovely three day weekend and it's finally cool enough to fire up the oven!  My parents go to Maine every June and always bring me back something.  As my mom knows I love to bake, she delivered a Jordan's blueberry muffin mix.  And since I am home tomorrow morning and can enjoy a more leisurely breakfast....

I've been fortunate enough to have quite a few $1/pint blueberries so threw a few extra in for good measure.  And breakfast is ready!


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