Slacker Radio [Internet Radio Review Series]

Slacker Radio was an app that came preinstalled on my T-Mobile Samsung S3; since I didn’t know what it was, the first thing I did was remove the shortcut from the home screen.  One month when I had used up my 40 hours of music on Pandora I decided to give Slacker Radio a try,…

Saffron rice with dried cranberries

Rice can be tricky to make. I remember when I was little and was just beginning to try to cook in my mother’s kitchen, I asked her how to make rice. “Two cups of water for each cup of rice and some salt” was the answer I got. Obviously, following those instructions I ended up…

Despicable Me – Game Review

Despicable Me was a successful children’s movie and this 4th of July weekend Despicable Me 2 is coming out, to go along with the successful movie they have launched an interesting game.  It has great graphics as well as the always interesting game idea of trying to out run or avoid colliding with obstetrical and…

Braised chicken with dried apricots, blueberries, and shallots

The trick to hosting a dinner party is preparation, preparation, preparation. Unless you want to go crazy with last minute details, you need to prepare as much ahead of time as possible. That also means that you don’t want to be serving anything that needs careful attention to reach proper doneness, like steak or delicate…

Baked brie with cherry preserves

If you share my love of cheese, you know that a good brie is a small piece of heaven. But if you haven’t tried baked brie, I urge that you do. The brie that works best for this recipe is a sweet triple creme rather than some of the sharper cousins. You will need: 1…

Moroccan pita bread

I love bread. I love the smell of fresh bread, and few things get me more excited than catching a whiff of freshly baked bread from a bakery as I walk down the street. My very first apartment in school was located across the street from a wonderful French bakery – completely unintentional on my…

One Tuna, Two Tunas, …

Today is a holiday. Which means that we have more time to spend on food preparation. So here comes a holiday menu: a tuna steak. Though the tuna itself doesn’t requires a lot of cooking time because I like the tuna to be rare. I wanted to try something light and fresh to accompany a…

Flow Free – Game Review

Flow Free is a very simple game but after a few levels it becomes addictive and more challenging.  The game starts off very simple of you just needing to connect two points and fill up the whole board.  As you keep going further into the different levels it becomes more difficult with the amount of…

Free NYC Summer Events

The summer in New York is a great time to be outside and New York has many events to offer to everyone to enjoy.  With the economy being down, rent prices and general cost of living going up, the events that New York is able to offer free of charge are even better.  For many…