I used my first batch of sprouted things AKA my "new years resolution" last night. Baked chicken "alfredo" with sprouted lentils and chickpeas over rice and baby kale. Nomnom. You can read my real talk about resolutions for Fredericksburg Parent here: http://bit.ly/1MMAEu9
- OMG 60 minutes made a report on something that’s actually relevant to my life and interesting. Does that mean I’m old?
- Are you ready to serve the country by eating?
- Start the year off right by looking back at what people from the past thought “future food” would be like.
- And here’s what the people at food tank predict for this year.
- Bring your lunch to work more often this year with these tips.
- What the editors at Food52 want to be cooking in 2016.
- Also from Food52, they asked grandparents to predict this year’s food trends. Pretty great.
- Yay closed-loop farming.
- A buzzfeed list of things, not all of which I agree make me feel euphoric as someone who loves to cook. But whatever, it IS just buzzfeed, and maybe you'll agree more than me.
- Panera is making their soup “clean” and here’s the preview page for that.
- Did you know there was such a thing as famous pickle lovers?
- Bizzare frying pan with compartments, used by an Olympian, drives everyone crazy.
- People are also confused by this new hybrid espresso drink at Starbucks.
If you're reading this anywhere as dreary as Fredericksburg this afternoon, hold on one more day. I'm working on an Ask My Friend Maillard post over on FredParent Magazine's website about getting yourself psyched for food and healthy cooking even when "the winter solstice makes you want to crawl into bed and eat mac n' cheese straight from the pot".Read More
Hope everyone has been enjoying their Thanksgiving leftovers! Besides cooking and compiling these links, I've been working on themes for holiday cookie trays for my food advice blog for Fredericksburg Parent Magazine. But the most important thing this week is that Top Chef is back . YAY (also, Spoiler Alert)!Read More
It was the week of tomatoes. The annual Washington Post reader recipe contest winners were published and there some good things. My family is currently of the opinion that if you're not making tomato water vinaigrette then you're eating August wrong! Lots of links this week, both fun and informative:Read More
I tried a sauce from the proprieter of Franklin Barbecue this week, an ancho-fig sauce. Very yummy despite the fact that I could only find dried figs. There will definitely be something like it on the next seasonal menu. Probably with some chicken like this mahogany beauty (or pretty patina as someone just said looking over my shoulder).Read More
This weeks big question: will zombie wheat make my ciabatta rolls tastier?
Apologies for the links being late; I was volunteering at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival all day yesterday. If you are looking for some Pisco, lots of dancing and to watch as a bridge is made of straw I highly recommend making the trip up to DC.Read More
I'm posting this week listening to a jazz ensemble warm up in the Kogod Courtyard in the American Art Museum; one of my favorite places in DC. I got to try Beefsteak today -I had the kimchi-wa but wish I had designed my own- which I've mentioned in the links a couple times before. It was good, probably not worth the blister I got walking here to the museum from George Washington University...but that's probably more my fault for wanting to wear my super-old gold sandals.
And in honor of the rawness of my skin today's picture is some steak I made recently.Read More
The only intro I have for this week is to describe the salad I had last night in Charlottesville at The Whiskey Jar because it was brilliant: spring greens, pickled red onions, prosciutto-style VA ham, a chicken dripping vinaigrette (!), crispy bits of chicken skin (!!), and a soft-boiled then grits encrusted deep fried egg (!!!). Suffice to say I''m still thinking about it.Read More
I've linked several long articles this week and a podcast, but if you have the time they are all worth it.
Thumbnail image credit: Jay Westcott For The Washington PostRead More
The second installment of your weekly link fiesta.
March! The month of lions and lambs, the spring equinox, leprechauns, my birthday, and brackets. So. Many. Brackets. A veritable ”Madness” madness... So here’s two more! The annual local food&drink related tournament brackets: beer madness from WaPo and the Culinary Challenge from the VA Dept of Tourism.Read More
Is it just me or has there been excessive numbers of “pull apart” breads in the food blog area of the internet lately? I’ve always called such things Monkey Bread, which is a much more apt name; food so fun shouldn’t be named so literally[i]… Well, at the risk of trend chasing I’ll be adding to that number right now- I noticed so many yesterday evening during the first rise of some experimental bread dough that I was practically brainwashed to add a second experiment: use half of that dough to create Caprese Monkey Bread!Read More