Celebrating Black Business Month- The Sip

On this last day of August and Black Business Month, I want to shout out The Sip, a black, female-owned bimonthly wine box subscription service.

Each box contains 2-3 top champagne or sparkling wines, a tasting guide, a custom gift, and credit towards full-size bottles.

Here is the box I received.

My box had a rosé theme

I loved my box. The tasting bottles were a decent size, and I shared all of them with my husband. We made a date night out of it! All the bottles I tasted were excellent, and the guides provided were super helpful. Check The Sip out and if you are looking for $10 off, use my referral link here.

Celebrating Black Business Month – Adá Supper Club

At the end of last year, I participated in Adá Supper Club’s A NIGHT IN with chef Toya Henry. Adá Supper Club showcases black and female chefs, and A NIGHT IN is an at-home dining experience that occurs quarterly.

I had a fabulous three-course meal delivered to me that included drinks and a personal message from the chef about the meal. Chef Toya’s menu focused on the similarities between her Jamaican & Bajan heritage and Indian, Vietnamese & Cambodian culinary styles.

Boxed perfection
Ground “Scallops” – slow-cooked cassava “scallops”, mushroom stew, okra, heirloom, Himalayan and basmati rice
Herbed Bird’s Eye Chicken- okra, heirloom, Himalayan and basmati rice
Caribe Truffle- cacao, toasted sesame, Vietnamese and Ethiopian coffee

It was a great date night for my husband and me. The food came with easy heating instructions, was rich in flavor, and everything tasted amazing. I recommend the experience to everyone. Check out Adá Supper Club’s website and join the mailing list to receive information about the next dining experience.

Marcia Favrot Gazebo Restoration -Hidden spot by the Hudson

Earlier this month, I was invited to a birthday party at the Marcia Favrot Gazebo Restoration, located behind the Garrison Institute. It is a chill spot with views of the Hudson and has an off-the-beaten-path vibe.

The gazebo is in the back of the Garrison Institute.
Pretty big space but you would have to bring all chairs and anything you would need.
An amazing view

If you are in the area, looking for a relaxing spot, check it out.

St. Jude’s Baking Challenge 2022

This past June, I participated in the St. Jude’s Baking Challenge. I thought it could be something I could do with my parents and my husband, but it just turned out to be a solo mission. I didn’t mind, I got to eat everything, and I shared with as many people as I could. Each week I had a different baking challenge. In week 1, I had to make cookies, and in week 2, it was pie. In week 3, the challenge was bread, and in week 4, I had to make a cake.

Week 1: Lemon cookies

I don’t know what I did wrong, but it was a little hard to get into little balls.
Came out ok though!

Week 2: Apple pie

Before
After

This was my first time making an apple pie. It wasn’t as complicated as I thought if would be.

Week 3: Banana Bread

Before
After

I didn’t have any eggs, so I substituted them with olive oil, and it came out fine.

Week 4: Cake, but I switched it up and did strawberry cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

Yum!
It was so good my husband and I ate the whole batch and did not share.

Overall, the challenges were fun but most importantly, I raised $120 for St. Jude’s!

Sushi on Me – Anniversary Dinner

Last month, Andrew and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary at Sushi on Me. It’s a small place in Jackson Heights, Queens, with a cool speakeasy vibe. We enjoyed a 15-course omakase dinner with unlimited sake 😁.

When you arrive, they have you sit down at a table while they finish setting up, and then they move you over to the sushi bar. The bar only fits nine people, and they have four dine-in time slots (5 pm, 6:30 pm, 8 pm, and 9:30 pm).

We didn’t capture it all, but here are some pics of the food.

Overall, we had a fantastic experience. The staff and chefs were incredible, and all the sushi was fresh. The main highlight for me was watching them make the sushi right in front of me. Check it out if you can!!!