Spring

Strawberry Pound Cake with Basil Whipped Cream

March 28, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

Hold on to your hats. This it ain’t your grandma’s strawberry shortcake.   Ingredients: (makes 1 loaf) 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 stick butter 3 eggs 1/3 cup strawberry puree (measure out 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen berries and then blend) 1/4 cup sour cream 1/2 tsp baking soda [...]

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White Bean Hummus Soup

March 22, 2011 Soups and Stews

Inspired by Jessica’s Cilantro Lime White Bean Hummus and Angela’s post featuring Garbanzo Bean Soup, I couldn’t resist infusing these ideas to create a soup for the season. It’s officially Spring! The snow has melted, flowers are in bloom, and birds are chirping away in their happy nests. But it’s a little chilly outside and [...]

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Lentil and Radish Soup

January 7, 2011 Soups and Stews

Though I’ve been a fan of lentils for years, I’ve just recently discovered my love of radishes. For me, radishes were nothing more than an afterthought, something to garnish a dish or add color and crunch to a salad. A few weeks ago, I learned that radishes are a key ingredient in many Indian dishes [...]

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Spicy Green Beans with Tofu

June 5, 2010 Dinner

Recently Heidi featured this delicious green bean recipe and I decided to give it a try. I altered it to fit my palate preferences based on what I had in my kitchen cupboard. I pan fried the tofu first (using this method) and set it aside. Then, I cooked up the green beans with onions [...]

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Lemony Asparagus with Tortellini

May 26, 2009 Dinner

Keeping with summer themed foods, I was inspired to make something light, green, full of veggies…something like Heidi’s asparagus salad! I followed the recipe almost exactly, although I added regular broccoli in with the asparagus and broccolini. I also passed on the radishes because I’m not a huge fan. I served the salad with cheese [...]

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A Spring Garden and a Smoothie

April 20, 2009 Breakfast

This weekend, my boyfriend and I planted our very own herb gardens and tomato plants. We got up early and headed to Home Depot and loaded up on potting soil, gardening gloves, planters and plants. For our garden (and I use this term loosely seeing as we live in the city with no hope of [...]

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Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C.

April 9, 2009 Adventure

It’s that time of year in D.C. when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the weather hints at the arrival of spring. The tourists come from all over to view the cotton candy like blooms, to take thousands of pictures, triple the size of our city and to generally annoy D.C. residents like [...]

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