Through My Lens : Recently

March 13, 2013
A glimpse at life recently through my lens though the photos in this one can probably more accurately be described as what I've recently consumed. Whole Foods had a 4 for $5 sale on avocados the other week and I went to town. One of my absolute favorite things to eat is mashed avocado with lime juice and goat cheese on toast. So tasty!
I've mentioned before that I usually try to stop by Ladurée when I go uptown to see my doctor. I got the special box that Reed Krakoff designed for NYFW but unfortunately they no longer carry the special dark chocolate macarons that came with it. I did get to try the seasonal Marie Antoinette macaron (blue-green one) and it has the most wonderful floral citrus and tea flavor.

The croissants at Francois Payard Patisserie in Tribeca are about closest to the ones in Paris that I've been able to find in NYC. Their pain au chocolat is amazing too. They have shops in Soho and uptown as well.
We bought an electric grill back in December and we've used it mostly for Korean barbecue so far. 
Boneless galbi (short ribs) cooking here.
I made inari sushi as a side for one of our bbq sessions. Hubster loves these.
Our favorite dumplings are home made so we mass wrapped some one Sunday afternoon. 
The filling is pork, chives & cabbage. The best part was getting to eat them right afterwards.
I always get the Terimayo dog when we visit Japadog on St. Marks Place.
It comes topped with Teriyaki sauce, Japanese mayo and seaweed and it's awesome.
Checked out Go! Go! Curry which opened in the Financial District recently. This is the single size of their Pork Katsu Curry. GoGo means 55 in Japanese and was the jersey number of baseball player Hideki Matsui who used to play for the NY Yankees. They used to give away free toppings when he would hit homeruns. He was one of my fave players.
One non-food pic here. I'm so late to the party on these Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters but I finally bought a few for $4.45 each when there was a 40% off sale on Revlon at RiteAid.  L - R : Sugar Plum, Brown Sugar, Red Velvet
What can I say that hasn't been said about these. Decent pigmentation and moisturizing but the wear isn't all that great.
48 comments on "Through My Lens : Recently"
  1. Yum to everything here! Except the lip butters.

  2. Gorgeous food photos. I'm a fan of avocado too especially with lots of lime juice!

  3. Dear Rowena, you made me so hungry now!:) What good treats! I'm making the pin since the photos are beautiful!!:) Have a nice day dear, kisses!:*

  4. Your home made food looks so good! And I also adore avocado and goats cheese spread - so delicious. x

  5. oh my, the food looks delicious! I would love to try that sushi.


  6. All of this delicious looking food has us hungry! We love avocado!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  7. I love anything Revlon but I haven't tried out those lip butters yet! I have to! Oooo I've always wanted to make my own dumplings!! They look so scrumptious and now I want to go buy avocados!!

    Ergo - Blog

  8. Those pictures look fantastic! Something about taking photos of food makes it look even extra appetizing.
    That hot dog looks sooo fantastic...~

  9. This is the most delicious food photo post, love avocado on toast! The macaroons look heavenly. I am so impressed by all the homemade food, you should please do a few food/recipe posts, I would love to hear more about your amazing dishes and how to create them.

  10. Great pictures of food! They look delicious!

  11. Avocado with lime juice and goat cheese, yummy! That's one tasty and healthy snack.

  12. You are killing me with these gorgeous food photos Rowena. I love me some avocado!! And up to date i still havent tried the famous macarons..sigh. may i say you are a professional dumpling wrapper?! Those dumplings are beautifully wrapped like they wont look like that if i make them.

  13. Your sushi looks amazing! And those macarons -- that blue-green one is so tempting, as is that fat purple on next to it!

  14. everything is so beautiful here! i am a huge avocado fan and love to eat it on toast too - so good :) those macarons would make the perfect dessert too!

  15. Mnnn you have made me hungry!

    Ali of

  16. OMG- kind of starving now. What a feast for the eyes! (and I'm looove kalbi and mandu) The Laduree box is so sexy.

  17. Wow! Everything looks soooo yummy in these photos! Especially the avocados and croissant :) Thanks for stopping by!

    xo Marie

  18. Oh, everything looks so yummy! Amazing, I love croissants and eastern food... Unfortunately, I still haven't found such great croissants in London... But I will!

    My Own Project

  19. It's my first time in your blog Rowena, and I got hungry :)

    The Boyfriend Project

  20. rowena, my stomach just growled. HAHAHAHA Oh my lord in heaven, this food looks soooo good! you know all the good places to eat in NYC! everything looks scrumptious! when i saw your box of macarons, i was about to ask if you had tried the new marie antoinette one. everybody has been raving about it. i like the cool blue box it comes in. laduree is always coming up with amazing things. that avocado spread looks soooo good and i love a chocolate croissant! i bought the lip butters last year and they were alright. the color is what i had a problem with. that pork katsu curry looks soooo good. i really liked the movie, but i didn't go in with really huge expectations. it's like a better tim burton alice in wonderland. i enjoyed the witches. the wizard, blah :( the visual effects stunning. it's definitely not the 1939 version. i know it's two different stories, but it doesn't have that depth. i posted a lot of my thoughts on instagram, but i don't think you're on there. i'll put it this way, once you see it once that's enough. hahahaha

  21. Have you ever considered product photography? You are amazing at it. Makes me want to eat all of these things (except the beauty items)!!

    P.S. wanna follow each other on bloglovin and such?


  22. oh my god >_< that looks so yummy!

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  23. Hi Rowena! The avocado with lime on toast sounds delicious! The macaroons were my favorite in Paris last summer.. just the perfect bite of something sweet! What a deal on the Revlon lipstick:)


  24. YAm! I'm starving
    Have a great day dear!

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  25. Very nice. The macaroons and sushi look delicious!

  26. Sweetie, my stomach is growling as I'm writing this :) Your photos are so beautiful, and you always manage to capture the best details! Of course, I'm partial to Ladurée macarons, I simply can't wait to try that Marie-Antoinette one (as you know, the tea that inspired it is my favorite!). And would you mind sharing your dumpling recipe? I've always wanted to try them at home, but never found a recipe that truly inspired me. I'm pretty sure yours are fantastic!

    Have the loveliest of days, my dear!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

  27. Everything looks so delicious. Love The macaroons. I'm so hungry now. Great photos and post.

  28. I get very excited about avocados and eat them almost the same way {with red pepper powder sometimes and usually no cheese but sometimes feta}. I love the inari sushi, I call them tofu pockets. I've never made them myself though, I have made dumplings though and they were no where as pretty as yours. :)

    I saw those hot dogs on a sign while I was on a walk at lunch and went back to the office to start recruiting people to try them and tell me how they tasted {I can't eat the meat}. Everyone liked them! I love that you eat them.

    I think it's great that your mom has that brand of bags. Most of their styles aren't for me but perhaps I was right about their demographics. Someone {my age} I know has one as well, I'm not sure if she was offended or not when I was calling mine my old lady bag. Obviously I bought one myself though :)

  29. That avocado and goat cheese sounds and looks so yummy!! LaDuree...of course! I used to live near there.....too abd I'm in Dallas now and there isn't one here :(

  30. Yum, yum, yum! I need to cook Kalbi at home now.
    I thought Matsui was such a classy player and really missed him when the Yankees didn't re-sign him.

    I would also love to finally meet one day over macarons at Laduree! I'm likely going to Paris first (either for a school reunion or wedding) so I guess we should meet at the salon there ;)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  31. Everything looks amazing, so yummy!! I feel hungry now ;) I hope you've been well this week doll!! xx

  32. great pictures, now I am seriously hungry!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  33. The food in this post looks so delicious. I would happily eat it all :-)


  34. OMG! Amazing pics! All that food is making my mouth water! I will have to try that avocado recipe sounds delicious!


  35. Great photos, Rowena! All the food is making me ready for a midnight snack ... I love avocado too and I love that it's a healthy food ... makes it doubly good! The macarons lined up on the box look so pretty and that croissant ... yum! It's been such a busy week for me, I'm so ready to relax ... maybe I'll hop over to one of my fave European bakeries I haven't been to in a while where classical music plays while you sip cappuccinos at little bistro tables ... yes, I think that's a plan! XOX ~S

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  36. I have been looking for a review on the Marie Antoinette macarons everywhere online and couldn't find one and then saw you mention them on A Very Sweet Blog comments, glad I saw this!


  37. Oh my, all those photos just made me very hungry! :-)
    Cute post and blog you have here. Would you like us to follow each other :-)?

  38. What delicious looking food! Making me so hungry.

  39. Love you macarons! So Tasty!
    Wanna follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? Let me know!

  40. this post is making me so hungry, and i just finished eating something! really lovely photos!
    xx rae

  41. Oh yum! The pork katsu brought back fond memories of Japan and had my belly rumbling!

    xx Mandi

  42. My goodness!! It all looks delicious! I envy you -not just for the food, and the variety of food, but living in N.Y. where there's so much to choose from. I'm ready to go home now. I'm tired of pasta and pizza. Crazy - huh?!

    Hugs from Shopgirl!

  43. OK I'm starving now! LOVE avocado on toast with lime- and cheese- just makes it that much better.

  44. OMG this post just made me drool dear Rowena!!! :)

    Hope you can visit me again dear :)
    And since Google Reader is retiring by July 1, 2013; we might no't be able to keep up with each other's feeds via reading list / GFC when the time comes I guess (I really dunno if GFC's going too but just to be safe lah~).
    I'll keep up with your updates via Bloglovin' instead :) Following you there anyway, hope you follow me back there too, in case you haven't yet so we can still follow each other :)
    Don't worry - still following you on GFC. :)

    Let me know if there are other platforms you want dear. Keep in touch! (^_^) Happy weekend!

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  45. my tummy literally just growled looking at these pics!

  46. the photos are absolutely stunning!

  47. Yum! Drooling all over the food pictures :)


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