5/23/08

Food Adventures

2010
Apple picking with Julia
Baking cupcakes with Jenna
Baking macarons with food blogging friends
Baking pie with Domenica Marchetti
Blueberry picking with Mary and Jenna
Boston Haymarket
Celebrating Food Event with Les Dames d'Escoffier
Cooking Class at 1789 (more and more
Cork & Fork Family Dinner with Anna in Seattle courtesy of Foodbuzz
DC Staycation courtesy of Foodbuzz & Destinaton DC: Ethiopian Tour
Demo at Capital Harvest on the Plaza
Dupont Farmers Market in DC
Featured in Washington Post Express
Food Demo at 14th & U Farmers Market
Maine Avenue Fish Market
Mango & Tomato turns 2: Recipe Contest
Nashville Farmers Market
Photographed Jenna from Modern Domestic
Pike Place Market in Seattle
POM Harvest Tour in Fresno, CA (1, 2, 3)
Previewed new Whole Foods in Friendship Heights
Red Fruit Festival
Volunteering at Eco Farm with other food bloggers

2009

Armenian Festival in Old Town, Alexandria
Foodbuzz Festival, Part 1
Foodbuzz Festival, Part 2
Foodbuzz Festival, Part 3
Stouffer's Anytime Gourmet Night
A Tasteful Pursuit Dinner by Share Our Strength
Volunteering at the Capital Food Fight


2008

Dinner at Central courtesy of Foodbuzz

Restaurant Reviews

Boston
Craigie's
Modern & Flour
Neptune Oyster
Stephanie's on Newbury
Chicago
Frontera Grill Marcello's
Phoenix Dim Sum 
Portillo's

DC/MD/VA restaurant reviews
Againn
Alero
Aroma
Art & Soul
Assorti
BGR: The Burger Joint
Birch & Barley (brunch), dinner
Bourbon Steak (more)
Blue Duck Tavern
Busboys & Poets
Buzz
Central
Chinatown Express
Creme
Dukem
Equinox
Farrah Olivia
Fojol Bros
Founding Farmers
Four Seasons
Good Stuff Eatery
Hank's Oyster Bar
Han Sung Oak
Kellari
Los Tios
Machu Picchu
Maine Avenue Fish Market
Maoz
Merzi
Mio
Nando's
Oya
Panas
Pete's Apizza
Potenza
Ping Pong
PS7
Raku
Rasika
Ray's Hell Burger Too
Red Velvet
Ruth's Chris
SEI
Sticky Rice
Taj Place
Tallula
The Source
Tabard Inn
Taberna del Alabardero
Tallula
Urbana (also here)
Vinoteka
Yamazato (also here)
Zaytinya (also here)

Las Vegas
Cafe Baba Reeba
Chang's Hong Kong Cuisine 
Jean Philippe
Strip Burger

Madrid
Chocolateria San Gines
Eating in Madrid and Toledo

Nashville
Fido's

Savannah
Angel's BBQ
Clary's
Gallery Espresso
The Olde Pink House
SOHO South Cafe
Vinnie Van GoGos

Seattle
Elliott's Oyster House
Matt's in the Market
Nettletown

WTF(S) Salad

Last night I made a version of a salad that Anna invented, or so we thought. Turns out quite a few people make watermelon/tomato/feta salad, or as I coined it WTF (ha ha funny).

Because the salad was going to be my entire dinner, I added some steak from a few nights ago. Not having any basil, I added parsley. A bit of oil, pepper and you are done! Tip: the key to this salad is to make sure that you have the best quality ingredients: the tomatoes should be red and ripe, the watermelon juicy and sweet.

Confession: feeling like I did not get quite enough of caloric intake (I was going dancing after dinner), I had some of the chocolate icecream/peanut butter frozen cake I still have in my fridge.

Original Recipes

Appetizers
Baked Eggplant
Chili Oil
Eggplant & Tomato Dip
Fried Vegetable Wontons with Red Pepper Salad
Garlic Scape, Parsley & Almond Pesto
Grilled Zucchini with Sofregit
Hummus 3 Ways
Jenny's Famous Chicken Dip (Jenny's recipe)
Miniature Potato & Smoked Salmon Appetizers
Mushroom & Ricotta Filled Phyllo
Pickled Red Onions
Pickled Watermelon Radishes
Potato & Mushroom Potstickers
Potato Patties (what to do with leftover potatoes)
Raw Beet & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions
Red Caviar Appetizers
Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Dip with an Indian Twist
Russian Cabbage Crescent Rolls
Salmon Cream Cheese
Salmon Tower
Tofu Satay (Daring Cooks recipe)
White Bean, Chipotle Pepper & Basil Dip
Zucchini Caviar

Beverage/Drink
Mango & Strawberry Nasoya Smoothie
Pama & Berry Drink
Virgin Pom Mojito

Bread
Blueberry & Coconut Scones with Lemon Zest
Blueberry & Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins (Based on Butler's Orchards' recipe)
Challah French Toast with Madagascar Vanilla
Cherry Tomato-Studded Jalapeno Corn Muffins
Holler for Challah Bread Pudding
Tri-Colored Cornbread

Breakfast/Brunch
Breakfast of Champions
Blueberry & Coconut Scones with Lemon Zest
Blueberry & Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins (Based on Butler's Orchards' recipe)
Broccoli Pancakes
Buttermilk Apple Pancakes
Challah French Toast with Madagascar Vanilla
Chanterelle Omelet
Coconut Rice with Grapes
Currant Scones
Egg in a Hole
English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich
Fancy Shmancy Breakfast (Eggs with Asparagus & Creamy Caper & Dill Sauce)
Ginger Fried Rice with Fried Egg (Inspired by Mark Bittman)
Holler for Challah Bread Pudding
Indian Inspired Omelet with Ginger & Tomatoes
Judy's Noodle Kugel (Elyssa's Grandmother's Recipe)
Latkes with Red Onions & Parsley
Lemony Persimmon Muffins
Mango & Strawberry Nasoya Smoothie
Mascarpone Pancakes with Raspberries (based on Alejandra's recipe)
Mediterranean Vegetables & Poached Egg for Breakfast
Mini Fritatas with Potatoes, Broccoli & Cheese
Mini Fritatas with Broccoli & Sundried Tomatoes
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with Dried Fruit (Based on KathEats recipe)
Pancakes with Peaches & Chocolate Chips
Pom & Cherry Pancakes
Potato Patties (what to do with leftover potatoes)
Pulled Pork & Poached Egg Sandwich with Asparagus
Quinoa with Apples, Cranberries & Pecans
Roasted Brunch Potatoes
Salmon, Cream Cheese & Vegetable Omelet
Shakshuka
Southwestern Hash with a Poached Egg
Spam & Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Spinach, Sundried Tomatoes & Asiago Souffle (based on Robyn Webb's recipe)
Tortilla Torta
Tri-Colored Cornbread

Chicken
Adobo Buttermilk Chicken with Onions
Asian Flavored Chicken Burgers
Chicken in Indian Marinade
Chicken with Lemon, Garlic & Capers
Chicken & White Bean Chili
Jenny's Famous Chicken Dip
Matzo Ball Soup with Chicken & Bok Choy
Stuffed Chicken


Dessert
Black Currant Jam in Five Minutes
Blueberry & Coconut Scones with Lemon Zest
Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Pama "Boozy" Berries (Based on Blackberry Farm Cookbook)
Chocolate, walnut & dried cherry biscotti
Coconut Rice with Grapes
Cranberry, Walnut, Orange & Chocolate Tart
Crystallized Ginger & Pistachio Biscotti (based on Robyn Webb's recipe)
Currant Scones
Dark & Rice Fudge with Walnuts
Dried Cherries & Orange Scones (based on Epicurious recipe)
Lemony Persimmon Muffins
Macaroons with Dark Chocolate & Almonds
Melon & Mango Popsicles
Mini Grape Pie
Minty Brownie Bites with Pomegranate Glaze
No Cooking Required Mango Soup
Peach & Blueberry Cake
Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce
Pom & Pama Tiramisu
Pomegranate Sorbet
Summer Fruit Napoleons

Fish/Seafood
Coconut Shrimp Soup
Grilled Calamari Salad with Oranges & Black Beans
Indian Styled Mussels
Lemony Chickpeas with Blackened Shrimp
Mussels with an Indian Twist (different from Indian Styled Mussels)
One Skillet Shrimp, Tomato & Garbanzo Bean Dinner
Quilted Phyllo Dough with Salmon & Brie
Russian Tuna Salad
Salmon Cream Cheese
Salmon Tower
Salmon, Cream Cheese & Vegetable Omelet
Seared Tuna with Bok Choy & Edamame
Seared Tuna with Roasted Potatoes & Asparagus
Shrimp with Lemony Dill Sauce
Shrimp with Spicy Corn & Polenta
Smoked Salmon & Brie Sandwich
Spicy Shrimp with Mango & Tomato Salsa
Tilapia, Avocado & Tomato Sandwich
Tilapia Salad with Arugula & White Beans
Tropical Seared Tuna Salad

Meat
Albondigas: Spanish Meatballs (Based on Alejandra Owen's recipe)
Asian Soup with Meatballs
Black & White Chili with Savory Whipped Cream
Beef & Black Bean Enchiladas
Brie, Roasted Pepper & Steak Sandwich
Chili Topped with Cornbread
Double-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sausage
Duck Sausage Salad
Ground Beef & Vegetable Ragu
Herb-y Stuffed Peppers
Italian Sausage Calzones
Italian Sausage Wontons
Italian Sausage, Zucchini, Potatoes & Onion Bake
Juicy Turkey Meatballs
Lamb Sausage, Fresh Mozzarella & Arugula Sandwich
Lazy Stuffed Cabbage
Lazy Stuffed Peppers
Lazy Stuffed Peppers (with Goya products)
Polenta with Mushrooms, Bacon & Onions
Sausage, Chickpea & Carrot Stew
Stuffed Cabbage
Turkey & Black Bean Enchiladas

Pasta
Fake Out Risotto
Home-Made Pasta with Tomatoes & Capers
Israeli Couscous Salad
Judy's Noodle Kugel
Lasagna with Ground Pork, Spinach & Eggplant
Orzo with Bacon & Poached Egg
Pasta with Vegetables & Peanut Sauce
Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Leeks & Parmesan
Spicy Eggplant & Red Onion with Couscous
Summer Orzo Salad
Wonton Lasagna a la Sara Moulton

Pizza
2 Pizzas for Daring Bakers
Pizza Caprese Plus
Plum Pizza with Gorgonzola & Pine Nuts 

Pork
Basic Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Lasagna with Ground Pork, Spinach & Eggplant
Panko Crusted Pork
POM Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Shallots and Carrots
Pork with Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Olives & Capers
Pork Tenderloin with Red Onions
Pulled Pork & Poached Egg Sandwich with Asparagus
Spicy Pork with Red Onions & Pineapple

Salad
Arugula, Avocado, Feta & Pickled Onion Salad
Arugula, Pomegranate & Fig Salad with Balsamic Glaze
Arugula, Strawberry, Mozzarella & Almond Salad
Avocado Salad for One
Beet, Endive, Grapefruit & Blue Cheese Salad
Beet, Mozzarella & Basil Salad
Beet & Orange Salad with Blue Cheese & Pecans
Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad
Cucumber & Radish Salad
Duck Sausage Salad
Extra Special Jerusalem Salad
Fig Salad with Raspberries, Blue Cheese & Pine Nuts
Green Bean & Potato Salad with Pesto
Grilled Calamari Salad with Oranges & Black Beans
Insalata Caprese Cousin
Israeli Couscous Salad
Lentil Salad
Not Your Average Salad
Panzanella with Mozzarella & Basil
Potato, Egg, Cucumber & Dill Salad
Quinoa Salad with Beets, Daikon Radish and Feta
Raw Beet & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions
Red Cabbage Salad with Red Peppers, Carrots, Onions & Arugula
Red, White & Green Potato Salad
Russian Potato Salad
Russian Tuna Salad
Rustic Bread Salad
Summer Orzo Salad
Tilapia Salad with Arugula & White Beans
Tomato, Olive & Basil Salad
Tropical Seared Tuna Salad
Updated Greek Salad
Vinegret: Russian Beet Salad
Warm Bulgur & Lentil Salad
Watermelon, Arugula & Parmesan Salad
Watermelon, Feta & Basil Salad
Watermelon, Steak & Feta Salad

Sandwiches
Breakfast of Champions
Brie, Roasted Pepper & Steak Sandwich
English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich
Grilled Cheese, Black Ham & Tomato Sandwich
Lamb Sausage, Fresh Mozzarella & Arugula Sandwich
Pulled Pork & Poached Egg Sandwich with Asparagus
Salmon Tower
Smoked Salmon & Brie Sandwich
Tilapia, Avocado & Tomato Sandwich
Tomato, Mozzarella & Garlic Scape Pesto Sandwich


Side dishes/Vegetable Dishes/Produce
Boiled Potatoes with Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions
Broccoli Pancakes
Broccoli with Tofu, Ginger & Garlic
Butternut Squash Bake
Carb-Free Herb-y Vegetarian Lasagna
Cauliflower & Edamame with Indian Spices
Chanterelle Omelet
Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad
Cumin Rice with Red Lentils
Double Pink Mashed Potatoes
Fake Out Risotto
Garlic Scape, Parsley & Almond Pesto
Grilled Zucchini with Sofregit
How to Cook an Artichoke
Indian Inspired Omelet with Ginger & Tomatoes
Indian Styled Pumpkin, Lentil & Bulgur Side Dish
Lentil Salad
Mango, Tomato & Avocado Salsa
Pasta with Vegetables & Peanut Sauce
Pesto without Basil
Pickled Red Onions
Quinoa Salad with Beets, Daikon Radish and Feta
Raw Beet & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions
Roasted Broccoli with Olives
Roasted Brunch Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Gorgonzola
Roasted Butternut Squash with Green Peas
Roasted Carrots
Roasted Fennel with Tofu & Oranges
Roasted Peppers
Roasted Vegetables
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Shallots, Tomatoes & Gorgonzola
Spinach, Sun dried Tomatoes & Asiago Cheese Souffle (based on Robyn Webb's recipe)
Sweet & Sour Tofu with Vegetables (based on Robyn Webb's recipe)
Sweet Potatoes with Blue Cheese, Pecans & Parsley
Warm Bulgur & Lentil Salad

Snack
Avocado Salad For One
Blueberry & Pomegranate Popsicles
Mango & Strawberry Nasoya Smoothie
Mini Nachos
Plum Popsicles
Potato Patties (what to do with leftover potatoes)
Salmon Cream Cheese

Soup
Asian Soup with Meatballs
Black Bean Soup
Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
Butternut Squash & Pear Soup
Carrot Soup with an Indian Flair
Coconut Shrimp Soup
Cold Beet Soup
Cold Black Bean Soup
Curry Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk
Dill-icious Matzo Ball Soup
Faux Pho with Tofu
Gazpacho
Kale & White Bean Soup with Turkey
Matzo Ball Soup with Chicken & Bok Choy
Melon & Mango Soup
Mushroom Soup
My Mom's Split Pea Soup
No Cooking Required Mango Soup
Pho-like Matzo Ball Soup
Potato & Celery Soup
Pureed Beet Soup
Quick Asian Tofu & Vegetable Soup
Quick Cooking Lentil Soup with Home-Made Croutons
Radha's Indian Potato Soup
Roasted Acorn Squash Soup
Roasted Carrot Soup
Roasted Red Pepper & Cauliflower Soup
Roasted Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup with Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted Tomato & Dark Cherry Balsamico Soup
Russian Cabbage Soup
Sweet Potato, Carrot & Ginger Soup
Vegetable & Tofu Coconut Soup