March 5, 2009
OK, so before I tell you what I thought of this recipe of Irish Soda Bread (which used yogurt), I need to tell you that I needed to use up some Greek yogurt that was in my fridge. I also need to confess something that I haven’t yet told you.
I hate yogurt. I love the frozen stuff, but it’s the other one that I hate. I can eat it if I have to, but I rarely do. I don’t know why exactly, but I think it has to do with the texture. So when I buy yogurt, it’s only for baking.
Phew, that felt good to reveal. Ha.
Anyway, I thought the Irish Soda Bread, while I molded it into a bread loaf, was actually quite delicious. It was a little sweeter than I would have wanted, but it had a nice crunchy and hearty texture. Great with soup!
March 4, 2009
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, Adams Morgan/Woodley Park
, casual attire
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, dupont circle
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, Restaurant Review
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I know how many feel about Lauriol Plaza. And I am one of those who groans and rolls her eyes when the restaurant comes up as a dinner choice. But when it was clear I wasn’t going to get out of going this time, I decided to suck it up and go. Besides, maybe it would be better than the last time I went…
- Food: I can’t lie. Lauriol Plaza is a good place to go when you have a large group of people. Their chips are always hot, thin, and fresh out of the fryer. Plus, when you add the fact they’re free — who doesn’t appreciate it? They offer two sides of salsa — one pico de gallo and the other is a hotter mixture. Their guacamole is decent with good flavors and chunks of avocado. I ordered their steak fajitas, which when you think about it, you can’t really mess up. good. But make no mistake, they really serve Tex-Mex food.
- Service: Once you get a table, they are good about getting your order, serving your food, and cleaning up quickly.
- Atmosphere: There’s actually three levels and outside seating. It’s a huge restaurant and can be super loud when it’s packed. The bar is usually jammed as well.
- Attire: Casual
- Price: $$
- Overall: Is it worth the long lines at night and on the weekends? I’m not a wait in line kind of person so I say no. If you’ve never been to DC, I’d say to pass this place. But after living here for five years, it makes sense that you’d try it at least once.
- Reservations are not accepted, but at night and on weekends, be prepared for a super long wait!
- Hours: Mon-Thu,Sun 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am
- Address: 1835 18th St NW; Washington, DC 20009
- Ph: (202) 387-0035
March 2, 2009
I love cream cheese, but I found I had a lot remaining in my fridge. Before it would have a chance to expire, I thought I’d make these cream cheese banana cupcakes.
Wow, some seriously delicious and moist cupcakes! Highly recommend trying this recipe!
February 28, 2009
I was interested in this dog biscuit recipe from the Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo CA because it had only four ingredients. I am always interested in easy recipes…
Anyway, this recipe was certainly that. And the most important question — how did the dog like it? He did…although I don’t think he has the most discerning palate. Ha ha…
February 27, 2009
I love naan bread. What shocks a lot of people is that it’s easy to make at home — it just takes a hot oven (or grill). I thought I’d try this naan bread recipe since so many said it was exactly like you get in an Indian restaurant.
This recipe was really good — it was a bit sweeter than usual. I think next time I’d reduce the amount of sugar. The trick to making naan look like what you get in a restaurant is to grill it (or bake it) watching the dough carefully so it doesn’t get too brown and crunchy.
Since I didn’t have a grill, I heated my oven stone to 500 degrees. Then I placed the pieces of flattened dough and baked for 3-5 minutes until brown. The dough was chewy and delicious.
I do think this recipe beats this one for bread machine naan.