Monthly Archives: August 2009

Fojol Brothers of Merlindia

Have you tried them yet? Their cart was on 11th Street in Columbia Heights during Columbia Heights Day.  I walked by and was COMPELLED to try it out.  Chicken masala and pumpkin served over basmati rice… yum.  Plus, they had a small tasting size called “The Dingo” that just demanded my attention. When I walked […]

Columbia Heights Day

Was a HUGE success.  The field was full of families and urbanites taking it all in.  The petting zoo had a camel, a real live camel as well as a cow, sheep, goat, ducks, rabbits, and other animals. The Tivoli North Business Association showed up with snacks to sample as well as news that Thai […]

Columbia Heights Day 2009

When:  Saturday, August 29th Where: Columbia Heights in NW DC What: A day of free yoga, cupcake eating contests, face painting, best pet competitions, restaurant specials, petting zoos, and soundstage performances. Why: Because Columbia Heights is a neighborhood on fire.  There are so many great places to visit and hangout.  Of course, there’s the shopping […]

What’s for Dinner – Succotash with Okra

So, after leaving the CSA with corn, okra, tomatoes, and peppers, I decided to whip up a modified succotash. I used 4 okra pods, 1 ear of corn, one sweet pepper, and 3 orange tomatoes.  Sliced the okra and sauteed it in olive oil.  Added the corn (kernels cut from the cob) chopped pepper and […]

CSA – Week 10?

Today’s CSA will be providing potatoes, tomatoes, corn, okra, garlic, basil, sweet and hot peppers, and ground cherries. Note that this is the millionth week I’ve gotten potatoes and I have at least 10 potatoes just sitting on my counter. *Sigh* Any ideas on what I can do with the okra?  I’d rather not fry […]

Free Cupcake Day at Hello Cupcake

What:  Free cupcakes When: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Where: Hello Cupcake at 1351 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Sicky Sick

My favorite “I’m sick” food is sherbet. Any flavor. The cool creme is soothing to my sore throat. The cold cools me when I’m running a fever. And the sugar gives me a little energy. Oh, and it takes no effort to eat — a boon to sore achy muscles. What’s your favorite thing to […]

Cheddar Corn Biscuits

This is a recipe I save for special occasions.  Try it at your own risk — they are super addictive and heat up well in the microwave the next day. Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup of ground corn flour (I use this, but you may be able to substitute with superfine cornmeal although you’d […]

Safeway Lowers Prices 25%

Safeway stores in the Mid-Atlantic have reduced prices up to 25%.  The price reductions are targeted to staples that consumers buy regularly — coffee, paper products, and laundry supplies.  I’ve always viewed Safeway as more expensive than Giant.  So for someone like me, who doesn’t want to shop at multiple stores, is Safeway a better deal?  […]

Greek Chicken

This is always a hit.  The heavy seasoning just makes it taste so much different from normal fare.  I make it differently each time, last night on the grill b/c it was too hot to turn on the oven.  The original recipe is compliments of The Washington Post.