Sardines with Zucchini and Carrots

So I fell off the much-touted (by me) WW wagon. It was a wobbly wagon to have clambered onto just before going away on vacation and during the holidays anyway.

I’m trying to get back on it now, despite the discouraging news from my doctor that all the podge I gained during those four months on steroids, for a still-mysterious allergy, will take twice as long to come off because the flippin’ steroids are still in my system. Gee, thanks, Doc. (more…)

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January 25, 2011. Tags: , . Dinners, Fish, Mains, Vegetables. 4 comments.

Authentic Thai and Vietnamese in Bloomfield, NJ

(Published on Baristanet Jan. 13, 2011)

JukGajee – Thai on Broad St

How does it work if a Thai restaurant decides it needs to also present burgers on its menu? My Baristanet colleague Annette Batson and I decided to investigate.

JukGajee, on Broad St in Bloomfield, occupies a huge space over two stories, with the upper level dedicated to events and functions. Manager, Chan Vinh, 40, who lives in West Orange and hails from the Chonburi province of Thailand, said JukGajee was his first restaurant and that he had worked before in a restaurant with his father in Yonkers. (more…)

January 18, 2011. Tags: , , . Asian, Restaurants, Reviews, Thai, Vietnamese. 2 comments.

New Year, New Cake: Cherry and Almond Slice

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Bring it on, 2011! After watching a quarter of 2010 vanish into the Bermuda Triangle (steroid treatment for four months for a mysterious allergy was no fun – but that’s fodder for another post, and only after much therapy!), I greet the year with hope and optimism and trust you do, too!

I’m hoping to be more regular with the posts this year. Indeed, from today (my birthday), I will have little excuse not to, for my lovely husband, key beneficiary of the naughty or nice things I bake, has bought me my first ever camera-related gadget – a macro lens. Woo hoo! So if you enjoy yummy details, there may soon be bigger and better ones on a screen near you 😉  (more…)

January 3, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Baked Goods, Cakes, Cookies, Desserts. 7 comments.