I was inspired by the vanilla poached shrimp I had the other night, so I thought I’d try to make a version of it myself at home. Overall, pretty delicious. True to the original? No, not really. But it was still a great flavor profile to “vanillafy” the shrimp! Thanks Jackson 20! I started with … More Vanilla Shrimp…
Took a little weekend getaway to a Kimpton hotel so we could bring our four-legged child. What a great spot! The Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria is the perfect place for an overnight – especially if you want to bring your pup. It’s not just “pet-friendly” in the sense that you can bring a … More Get-a-way Not Far Away!
Probably, but that ain’t a bad way to go (see call back to recent blog about drowning in wine). We all know that the alcohol cooks out, but boy does it leave behind some goodness!! I cook wit… Source: Drunk Short Ribs?
Probably, but that ain’t a bad way to go (see call back to recent blog about drowning in wine). We all know that the alcohol cooks out, but boy does it leave behind some goodness!! I cook with wine, beer, and other alcohol all the time. And it’s great because not only does it do … More Drunk Short Ribs?
I grew up believing that wasting food was simply not an option. I am a member of the clean plate club. Or if I really can’t finish, like if it’s a whole bird or a dish not meant for one sitting, then I wrap it up and stick it in the fridge for tomorrow. And … More “Repurposing” Leftovers
I was so excited to get my salts in the mail yesterday from Gustus Vitae (another fabulous discovery at the Fancy Food Show this year)! The Blue I knew from tasting at the show (excellent) and the others are great as well. As I opened each packet of salt to put into the best packaging … More Blue Cheese Sea Salt on Dinner…and drinks!
I’ve been so excited to try out the samples and ideas I got from the Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC that I’ve been gushing about the last couple weeks. And last night, I tried one of the most intriguing innovations in cocktails that I learned about at the show – Cocktail Aromatics by Alice … More Drinking Birthday Cake!
Adjusting to cooking in another kitchen isn’t too tough if you have all the best ingredients and the basic essentials, but coming home to my kitchen is like a family reunion. All my tools are waiting for me. All the spices are in their perfect places according to my specifications. The choices of oils abound. … More Back in My Kitchen…
Something about the ocean air makes everything more relaxing, more peaceful, and more flavorful – especially the seafood!! Probably the natural salt enhancement. My feast last night began with a very successful trip to a fresh seafood market on the Outer Banks, Austin’s in Nags Head. The prices are the best on the island, the … More 4th of July Seafood Feast!
So part three is coming to you from the beach, but I wanted to get through more fabulousness that I experienced at the show before the glitter wore off. But who am I kidding? The glitter will never wear off of SFFS because it was just the best foodie experience I’ve ever had. There were … More SFFS16 Reviews Part 3: Oils and Syrups and Cheese, oh my!