Good morning! I keep on saying that it’s finally spring in DC, only to be met with a week of rain. Let’s hope I’m actually right this time.
Recipes I encountered this week that I totally want to try:
- Buttermilk pound cake from the New York Times. Granted, I’d switch out the shortening with butter, but it still looks delish.
- Vegan chocolate chip cookies from the Vegetarian Times. Okay, I’m usually not sold on vegan recipes, but a friend raved about them on Facebook. I’m intrigued.
- Three alarm tofu with oyster mushrooms and spinach from Serious Eats. I’m looking for meatless, cheap dinner options that don’t involve eggs. Not that I don’t love eggs – they are the food of the gods – but a girls’ got to mix it up sometimes.
- Barbecued chicken on garlic toast from Martha Stewart. This looks like a perfect Saturday night dinner – I’d serve them with a salad and a good beer (from Oregon, of course), and eat them out on the fire escape with my favorite Plank.
And in other domestic news:
- Sideways’ dominance wanes – Merlot is making a comeback! Via John and Dottie at The Wall Street Journal.
- On May 11th, Proof will be hosting a benefit for the Museum of the American Cocktail in honor of World Cocktail Week. Given that I don’t have $145 to spare for a five course tasting menu and signature cocktails from some of DC’s best mixologists, maybe I’ll try to find my own way to celebrate this holiday. Possibly with this. Via Metrocurean.
- NPR reviews good cookbooks for “lean times.” Maybe I should check these out for lunchtime alternatives to bean soup? I made it for lunches this week, and there’s no way I can eat another bowl.
- The District Domestic is in love with succulents. It reminded me how much I love my own succulent, though it be near to death.
- The Open House Blog has cheap decorating tips. I like that this article address the “Pottery Barn funk.” That’s one nasty funk.