Friday, December 31, 2010

Back Home

Great vacation but there is nowhere like NYC. Not much snow but still pretty.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Garden at the Station

Old station was converted to botanical garden. Nice area to wait for a train.
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Tapas for Dinner

Our last dinner was Tapas. Nice wine with cheese and ham. Really nice way to end this trip.
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Tapas for Lunch

Quick meal during the day. We have been drinking twice a day. So unlikely for us.
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Break with Spanish Sweets

Between the meals we had some sweets. It tasted very European.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another Pretty View

Toured the city today. Very warm day today.
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Beef Stew

On of the best dishes so far. Cheak meat per restaurant.
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Night in Madrid

Still some X'mas Illuminations. Very pretty.
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In Toledo

Nice weather and enjoyed the time in Toledo.
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Flamenco

It was fantastic. Made our night for sure.
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Interesting Museum

This is located really close to the hotel. Garden on th building wall.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

At Night

Still a little Christmas lighting. It is pretty though.
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This is the Store

You can see you can get good meet here.
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FAMOUS HAM

Lucky us this famous place is just a block away. Nice meat with bread eating with nice Spanish wine. Life is not too bad.
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First Night in Madrid

We arrived this morning and enjoyed the food. This is the view in front of the museums. Pretty, YES.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Trip to Madrid

Leaving to Madrid for 7 days. Lucky me I am taking a business class. I will upload some pictures when we come back. Happy holidays everyone...
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Middle Eastern Lunch

It is Xmas but out lunch was light at a neighborhood restaurant. Light but very satisfying. Not so many people in the city and quiet.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

View from My Hotel Room

I am in Dallas Texas this week. Not vacation though.
Staying at a nice hotel but not sure I am enjoying the fact that I am in Texas.
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Shabu Shabu for Sunday Lunch

No special occasion but we wanted to have this today. We bought decent meat at a Japanese grocery near by. As usual the papers to protect the table. My friend M. was supposed to have Shabu Shabu and wondered how it went.
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Japanese and Italian?

First time ever cooked Saba Misoni. It came out just like mom made. Very simple just with miso paste, sake, and sugaer along with ginger.
We cooked Italian, I don't know why I call it, soup. As we had French for lunch, the dinner was very simple.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Saks Fifth Illuminations

Every year, I like to see Saks Fifth illuminations on the 5th avenue, in front of Rockefeller center. This year, they have changed the illusions and the music. I like this 3D illusion but I liked the song used till last year, to be honest. Still really pretty though.
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Supper

Light meal with white wine to end the weekend. Life is not too bad.
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Weekend Dinner

A while since last time. A lot of vegetables even they weren't in the season. Always good to be home.
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

It's my sister's birthday today, so let me say "happy birthday to you".
I hope you will have a fabulous day you are well deserved for.

Night Out in the City


Dinner in the city with friends. This is the shot from the side of Rockefeller building. Illumination was so beautiful.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tex-Mex Dinner

We usually go out on Friday night, and this week was no exception. This time no chicken but tex-mex in Cobble Hill. Started with tons of chips... very thick and they were really good. I knew I would eat too many chips and can't enjoy the dinner itself and it exactly what happened.
Next stop was chili as you have to have it at a tex-mex. This place's one had chunks of beef so it was really meaty and relatively mild.
Main was fried chicken chicken... I know it is very tricky name, as it is a chicken version of fired chicken beef. Basically flatten chicken coated with butter milk and flour and deep fired. Typical souther food, I believe. We picked FOUR sides - mashed potato, fried Okura (yup Okura is southern food), color greens, and garlic spinach.
Oh boy all good, just hoped that I did not eat that many chips.
On the way home, there was a Christmas tree shop, which pops up everywhere in the city after the Thanksgiving. This one seems from Vermont.

The Tree is Here

I have been making efforts to see the tree every year and I made it this year as well. Many tourists but being there realizes two things, its Christmas time and NYC is a great city to be.
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Could NOT Wait

I went to Essa to buy bagels what else, right?...10 but the lady said I can get one free if I buy 12, so I ended up with 13. BUT could not resist warm smell so one came to my mouth on the street. Can't beat this. Could YOU?
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