I finally completed my first item of clothing that is not a scarf or hat. Hurrah! It is an orange tank top knit with Artfibers Muriel yarn, loosely based on a tank I own from Weston Wear. It is slightly bra-revealing... I have to figure that out.
Harold and I roamed around the East Village and around NYU. We went to many vintage clothing stores, design stores and yarn stores. Then we went and had dinner with Paul Bausch and his fiance, Jess.
This was a gross day in Soho. We went to Moss, a design store, Purl, a yarn store, and Shopsins Restaurant with Jason Kottke. I saw Kenny, but I was afraid to talk to him. I had an open faced turkey sandwich with mushroom gravy, stuffing and cranberries. yum.
Yarn in New York was pretty amazing. I went to School Products, Habu, and Purl. I was seduced by all and spent too much money. Oh well.
Kitchen Arts and Letters. This store was also irresistible. I bought many British cookbooks as well as a novelty cookbook by Andy Warhol.
Last Saturday, I went to NYC to take Anne out for pre-wedding fun. We went to Vatan for dinner, Sue's place for drinks, a club for dancing and a Korean karaoke club for singing. Out until 5 am- pretty good for a bachelorette party, don't you think?
Sorry about the picture, Kyle, but Harold erased the other ones by mistake! I had to show the cake club neighborhoody.
Kyle and I had a CC meeting on Tuesday. The theme was "cheesecake." Our goal was to make a delicious custardy cheesecake that was light and cheesy and delicious- Kyle found the recipe on the food network website. However, after careful review of recipes, we determined that we would not be able to devour the cheesecake immediately after baking, so we decided to also make an instant-gratification-chocolate-cake. The chocolate cake recipe came from The Cake Bible by Rose Berenbaum.
The cheesecake was delicious- cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, sugar and a little bit of lemon zest. The crust was ground up graham crackers and butter. yum. As cheesecakes go, it was a winner- but I'm still searching for yet another lighter cheesecake. When I was in Michigan, I had a Japanese adult flute student who was very conscientious. One week she came to her lesson looking very downcast bearing a cake. She said, "I didn't practice, but I made you a cheesecake. Can I just listen to you play during my lesson?" So I came home with the most delicious cheesecake I have ever had. Is it a Japanese secret?
The chocolate cake was a hit with Christopher. We slightly undercooked it, so it was very moist, giving it a pudding-like consistency. We used Dutch processed cocoa and sour cream and lots of butter.
Today before my clinical I drove down to meet John Polito for lunch. We had panini sandwiches at the business school and caught up about all the things we haven't discussed since we both started school. It was so great to see him! I don't think VEB can happen this semester, but maybe Stanford lunches?