Monthly archive for March2011

DC: Taking it Downtown, Underground…Toki Underground That Is

At the risk of sounding like the leader of the bandwagon, I have to admit that I am getting pretty excited to head on down to H Street and check out the arrival of the newest restaurant on the block, Toki Underground.  I know, I…

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Rosie’s Chicken Stew [doggie delight]

Well, here it is! The second installment of Rosie’s doggie menu, approved in full by her refined canine palate. I hope your furry friends enjoy! Oh, and in case you’re wondering based on the picture I have provided, the answer is yes…Rosie does eat with…

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Hummus with Preserved Lemons

Food culture has come a long way in a short time, at least in my experience. One of my favorite snack time foods? Hands down its that creamy, beany, flavorful goodness that is hummus. I recall, somewhere between my sophomore and and junior year of…

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Pao De Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

These scrumptious little treats look like my idea of heaven. They remind me of the breads I used to buy and munch on en route to my apartment on Sullivan Street in Manhattan.  This bready treat was always a bright conclusion to many a busy…

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Short Rib Ragu with Papardelle and Pecorino Romano Cheese [recipe]

For me, cooking is all about the process. It soothes and relaxes me to wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning and stroll into the kitchen to arrange my ingredients for a day of slow paced, home cooking made with care and patience. Well,…

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Two Minute Chocolate Nutella Mug Cake [recipe]

We have all been there. The home-run stretch to a long day…when your stomach emits that primal growl to let you know that it wants something sweet, and will accept no substitutes. Well, this tasty little treat is the perfect little serving size that only…

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brunch reTREAT recipes: Grits, Cheese & Onion Souffles

Every so often, I come across a recipe that makes me feel as voracious as my bulldog Cooper when my Mom puts the food dish down for dinner. This recipe courtesy of The Nesting Project and Bon Appetit is no exception. It sounds like the…

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Vote in the Best Bar Bracket!

So, not necessarily food related, per se, but Thrillist, a national purveyor of local goings-on (very technical description), has announced a new contest that has the country duking it out for the title of best bar in the nation. While most bars are not noted…

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Delightful Apricot Almond Shortbread Bars

Recipe: Apricot Almond Shortbread Bars Contributed by: Bon Appetit (2005) and The Merry Gourmet Summary: Pure shortbread deliciousness. Ingredients 1 cup peach-apricot or apricot preserves 1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 2 cups (280…

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Rosa Mexicano Comes to Chevy Chase!

Since I seem to be having a Mexican themed sorta day, even though Cinco de Mayo is still a-ways away, here is a tasty tidbit that a little birdy chirped in my ear today.  Rosa Mexicano is heading to Chevy Chase! And no, I don’t…

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