Archive for ‘Just for fun’

February 27, 2011

We’ve Moved To Our Own Domain!

Hello faithful followers and foodie friends!

We’ve done it! We have finally moved to our own domain, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

Except for one thing… all of our loyal subscribers–whom we love so so much–got lost in the move! So please, take a second to re-subscribe via email or in a reader at http://www.fromthelittleyellowkitchen.com

You don’t want to miss our newest recipes posted on the new site: Rocky Road Rice Krispy Treats and Mom’s Kickin’ Chili!!

From the Little Yellow Kitchen

-Chrissy & Lauren

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February 17, 2011

Enoteca Adriano: the Burrata and the Pope’s Pillow

Pope's Pillow dessert

I know that we probably cannot rave about this place enough, but Enoteca Adriano, never ceases to amaze; which is why we swooped up the last 7 o’clock reservation on Valentine’s night at this adorably romantic Italian spot. It’s really too bad that the boys were preoccupied that night, but fear not, we just took each other out for the occasion!

Burrata Enoteca

Apparently, we were the only friends who faced this minor dilemma, because everyone else in the entire restaurant was happily coupled, romantically gazing at each other, comfortably positioned hand in hand. It might be an understatement to say that, yep, it was awkward and we sure felt out of place, but the food and service was nothing but the best.

Tonight, we decided to try the Burrata Enoteca as an appetizer, which is my new favorite thing. Basically, it is a big hunk of delicious creamy  fresh mozzarella. It’s more solid on the outside, but when you cut into the center, the consistency is soft and creamy. This hunk of glory was placed on top of a large slice of wonderfully cured prosciutto, accompanied by some roasted heirloom tomatoes and wilted garlic spinach, and tied together with a simple balsamic-olive oil drizzle.

We. nearly. died. It was THAT good.

Then we split the Spaghetti Polpette (translated: spaghetti and meatballs), which was just what we were looking for, after finishing such a rich and decadent appetizer.

Just as we were winding the evening down (and finishing the great bottle of wine we brought along…gotta love no-corkage Monday’s), Chef Franco came out to greet us! After expressing a mutual adoration for the Enoteca and the Little Yellow Kitchen, he came equipped with two glasses of the tastiest dessert wine, Lungarotti, and a much anticipated Pope’s Pillow. This dessert, presentation and flavor profile, is unparalleled. It is big enough to use as a pillow to catch a snooze on…and the mascarpone cream filling would sure be able to provide adequate neck support. YUM.

Needless to say, Enoteca Adriano is such a jewel in Pacific Beach (a place mostly known for its rowdy bars and influx of young college kids), quietly perched a few blocks away from the madness, on Cass Street. If you live in or ever visit San Diego, you must stop by. The amazing Chef Franco will surely greet you with open arms and will send you off with a happy tummy and a “Grazie Mille”. What more could you ask for.

This is the “neck support” I was talking about. That puff pastry square is jam-packed with mascarpone goodness.

This dessert wine brings me back to the time I  spent living in Siena.

Lungarotti, Vino Dolce from the Umbria Region, Italy

I think this is the point we had to stop eating, to prevent immediate food coma… we still had to ride our bikes a few blocks home.

Fresh berries, everywhere!

The End. We got home just in time to pass out to the Bachelor. Perfect.

FYI– Here is:  Enoteca Adriano’s Facebook fan page, and here is From The Little Yellow Kitchen’s Facebook fan page... we are friends you should be too!

 

From the Little Yellow Kitchen

-Chrissy

 

February 14, 2011

Cutting Onions

Cutting onions is one of those cooking tasks we both dread.  I’ve heard so many myths on how to rid yourself of that burning sensation in your eyeballs when you cut them, but none of them really seem to work as well as this:

Sticking my head in the freezer, running outside, lighting a candle, chewing a piece of bread, and many more. They all are all aimed at making you look like a wierdo, so we added wearing goggles to the list. It seems to be the most effective.

How do you avoid crying while you cut onions???

P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day!! Thank you for always making us feel loved 🙂

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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February 11, 2011

we LOVE our readers

After being featured on WordPress: Freshly Pressed today our views skyrocketed! You guys are awesome and we hope you keep coming back for more recipes From the LYK!


P.S. Look out for some RED mystery food items for Ingredient Challenge Monday from:

Elle – Thank goodness her finger has healed! That darn food processor will getcha’ good. – www.nutritionella.com
February 8, 2011

dangerously delicious

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We were really bad girls last night.

But it was soooo worth it.