Archive for 2006

December 12th, 2006

Announcing Food Destinations #4: My Favorite Gourmet Gift Shopping Spot

This month, Mango & Lime is hosting its first food blogging event. Food Destinations is an international food blogging event created by Maki of I was just really very hungry. Each month, bloggers from different cities around the world showcase a food-related destination in their town. Now, I understand that this is a challenging month […]

December 7th, 2006

Holiday dinner jitters

The day is getting near. On Saturday, yours truly will be hosting 20, maybe more, people at her small apartment for a holiday dinner party. I love entertaining and I get into full Martha Stewart mode when I do, but this officially will be the largest crowd I’ve entertained for dinner. I typically fare well […]

December 6th, 2006

Thanksgiving a la criolla

I know, I know. Thanksgiving was almost two weeks ago but I still wanted to post something about mine. I traveled to Houston to see my family and had what my uncle aptly called a Thanksgiving a la criolla. (Criolla — literally creole — can be used to describe something characteristic of Hispanic culture or […]

November 16th, 2006

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Just as I was absent from my blog, I had been absent from the grocery store and my fridge was very empty. That meant lots of money spent on eating out, but I finally made it back to the grocery store and packed one of my favorite chicken salads for lunch this week. This recipe […]

November 12th, 2006

Lick My Ribs!

Finally. After so long I’m making a moment for Mango & Lime. No, I’m not abandoning it for good and no, I haven’t stopped eating. The past two weeks have been a whirlind in every way and unfortunately I had few opportunities to sit and write. That is not to say that I have a […]

October 31st, 2006

From the blogosphere

I feel like I’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so. Life, work, have kept me away from Mango&Lime and the blogosphere for that matter. Finally today, I’m starting to catch up. A few items of interest: The round-up of Dine & Dish #7 is now up. Sarah of The Delicious […]

October 20th, 2006

An ode to edamame

I’m not really going to write a poem here. The title of this post just aims to convey the sense of admiration I have for this, the so-called wonderveggie. What is it, oh green one, that makes you so addicting? In fact, there may be no real point to this post except to share my […]

October 18th, 2006

Dine & Dish 7: Like a Virgin to Sheba

[Update: Sheba is now closed] Last Friday night my palate was aroused – touched for the very first time – by the flavors of Sheba’s Ethiopian grub. And yeah, it made me feel, ooh, ooh, it made me feel, like a virgin. Wooh! Like a Virgin is the theme of the seventh Dine & Dish, […]

October 13th, 2006

For one day, 1996 prices

Any sandwich for $4.50, any entree — lunch or dinner — for $10 and house wine bottles for $10. Yes, yes, it’s true. At Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe on Monday. The restaurant is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary by rolling back to 1996 prices. Just thought I’d let you know. Perricone�s Marketplace & Cafe 15 SE […]

October 10th, 2006

Save the date: South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Tickets to the 2007 South Beach Wine and Food Festival, which takes place from February 22-25, go on sale on October 16 at the festival’s website.

October 7th, 2006

Seafood at Garcia’s

(Note: I’m experiencing difficulties with my camera but as soon as I resolve them I will update this post with a few pictures). Sometimes I’m amazed about the many wonderful eateries that seem to have escaped my attention during my ten years living in Miami. But I’m glad that as a result of this blog, […]

October 4th, 2006

Birthday bites around Miami

Okay, so I lied. I know I said I’d keep up with Mango&Lime while my family was in town but I was a little too ambitious. In fact, this blog didn�t even enter my mind while they were here. On the upside, I enjoyed every bite in their company – I wasn�t overly concerned with […]

September 27th, 2006

Zucchini bread

I’m not much of a baker. No reason in particular, I just rarely bake anything. In culinary school I hated my baking class, especially bread baking. Maybe it’s because everything has to be so precise, — you just can’t decide to throw in a little more yeast or flour and expect something good to happen […]

September 26th, 2006

It’s Bagel Time

When I first moved into my apartment two years ago, I was happy that I had several food choices within walking distance, a change from my previous home. My first discovery in my new neighborhood was Bagel Time. “You’re new in the neighborhood,” Mel, the owner, told me as I paid for my bagel that […]

September 25th, 2006


Life was a bit crazy last week. Between work, planning a birthday party and everything else, I had little time for cooking, let alone eating anything worthy of mention. As I got ready to write this post this morning, I found a comment from a friend kindly pointing out that I hadn’t posted in five […]

September 20th, 2006

Captain’s Tavern

Yesterday’s Miami Cross Blogination posts made for fun reads. By far my favorite was the review of Kendall seafood restaurant Captain’s Tavern by Michael of The review appeared on Critical Miami as part of the cross-blogging. …plenty of people who’ve lived here for years have never noticed what may be the area’s top fish […]

September 19th, 2006

To taste!

(Miami Cross Blogination day has arrived. The post below was written by Steve from “Klotz” as in “Blood” for Mango & Lime. My post (warning: it’s not food related) will appear on Steve’s blog. See a full list of today’s blog switch assignments.) It’s a commonplace by now: the dining experience has as much to […]

September 18th, 2006

Mango, tomato and avocado salad

This recipe is easy and the salad fresh and tasty. I served it with grilled chicken breast at lunch today. It’s almost like a salsa so it’s a good complement to grilled chicken or fish.

September 17th, 2006

Announcement: Miami Cross Blogination

On Tuesday, September 19, you might stumble upon an unfamiliar sight on this blog. Why? It’s called Miami Cross Blogination, an event dreamed up by Rebecca of Greener Miami, in which 22 Miami bloggers swap blogs for a day.

September 14th, 2006

Colombian fare at La Moon

I’ve been seeing La Moon Restaurant on 8th street (between SW 1st and 2nd avenues) every morning for months now. I was intrigued by a sign on the side of the building that reads: perros colombianos (Colombian hot dogs). Thinking that it just sold Colombian hot dogs — I’ll leave explaining what makes a hot dog Colombian for another day — I hadn’t thought of going. But as I found out yesterday when four of us headed there, La Moon serves a full menu of Colombian and not-so-Colombian dishes.

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