Summer

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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Chimichurri Sauce

March 17, 2011 Snacks

I hear it’s St. Patty’s Day today. I’m thinking that calls for something green.  I’ve got a zesty chimichurri sauce in mind. What is chimichurri sauce, you ask? Well, it’s only one of the most insanely flavorful things you’ll ever eat (thank you to my dear friend Scott for this recipe!). It’s an all-purpose condiment [...]

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Zesty Coconut Shrimp

March 9, 2011 Fish

Ok, let’s call this week what it is; Jennifer’s obsession with coconut. I’ve gone off the coconut oil deep end and I’m not sure I’ll ever fully recover. Then again, who’d want to? This weekend, in order to get my coconut fix, I made zesty coconut shrimp with a spicy dipping sauce. I’ve provided the [...]

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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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Panko fried Okra

July 6, 2009 Side Dishes

My boyfriend’s mom is sweet enough to bring frozen veggies from her farm whenever she visits D.C. Last time she visited, she brought okra so we wanted to put it to good use. Okra can be difficult to prepare and somewhat unappetizing because it has a moist, slimy texture. But, the moisture in okra is [...]

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Star-spangled Red, White and Blue Sangria

June 30, 2009 Summer

In celebration of our nation’s independence day, dress up your sangria in a patriotic red, white and blue theme. Red, white and blue sangria is the ideal drink to serve at upcoming July 4th holiday parties and events because it is easily made in bulk, is inexpensive, doesn’t require much prep time, and is sure [...]

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Overnight Cold Brew Tea

June 29, 2009 Summer

We southerners love our iced tea (especially sweet tea) in the summer time, but who wants to heat a boiling pot of water when it’s stifling hot outside? Cold brewed tea is the perfect way to quench your summer thirst without wilting in front of the stove. Directions: Place tea leaves or tea bags (2 [...]

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Ginger Ice Pops

May 27, 2009 Desserts and Sweets

I was craving a summery, refreshing, sweet treat. I had some leftover ginger juice from the Ginger People. I decided to turn this juice into a popsicle. I love popsicles in the summer, and with the hot weather we had in D.C. this weekend, an icy pop seemed like a cool idea. I chopped up [...]

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Cool Cucumber Wraps

May 11, 2009 Snacks

On a hot D.C. day, I was in search of a cool snack that would satisfy my hunger but leave me feeling light and refreshed. I turned to Courtney’s raw cucumber wraps for inspiration. To make these wraps, peel your cucumber and slice it lengthwise paper thin. You will need a good, sharp knife for [...]

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