Monthly Archives: January 2011

Kobe: Prague, Czech Republic

Located just next to the Ambassador Hotel, Kobe steak, grill, and sushi restaurant is definitely an eatery not to miss on your travels.  I ate there alone on my last night in Prague, as my friends went out to party … Continue reading

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Lime Jungle: New York, NY

It’s one of my favorite quick places to grab a taco when at work, and besides being right around the corner, Lime Jungle holds the key to my taco heart…the El Dorado Taco. What makes this taco so awesome???  It’s … Continue reading

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RUB BBQ: New York, NY

Righteous Urban Barbeque…while I’m not really sure what it means, I know that I was pleasantly surprised to find some interesting and exciting new twists on this menu. “Ooohhhh…Frito Pie,” I exclaimed to Damany, “we have to try this!”  Described … Continue reading

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Challenges of Management: Jewel Street Paradise

Owning a four family home in Brooklyn can be a lot of work.  Of course there’s the hassles of accounting…collecting the rent, and remembering to pay all of the bills on time, which for me means I write my rent … Continue reading

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The Challenge: Traveling…Writing…Doing It More Often

Okay, so as you all know, three years from now I’ll be in that hammock in Southeast Asia, on a 6+ month tour, running Rare Beautiful Things from abroad and basically living off of various travel writing gigs. However, at … Continue reading

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The Saving Challenge: 2011

A few months ago, this is how a general workday would go financially. I stop at Fika in the morning before work.  Regularly I get a chai latte ($2.50) and a “Halongrotta” raspberry tart ($2.00), and leave the $0.50 change … Continue reading

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Kat’s Easy Breezy Swedish Fruit Tarts

Ingredients (makes 12): 6 tbsp butter (at room temperature) 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup all purpose flour Your favorite fruit preserves.   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To save time, I like to cut my butter into sections, place … Continue reading

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Kat’s Weekly Snack Sandwiches

Ingredients (yeilds 8): 1/2 lb Maple Glaze Turkey 1/8 lb Genoa Salami (sliced as thin as humanly possible) 1/8 lb Swiss 1 French Baguette Parmeggiano Reggiano Cheese, shaved Stone Ground and Spicy Brown Mustard Directions: Cut baguette lengthwise.  Spread stone … Continue reading

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The Resolution: 2011

“This year, I resolve to never make a resolution again.”  I was probably about 10 years old when I heard my grandmother say those words.  And to me, it was the best idea in the world!  I hated those papers … Continue reading

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