Archive for 2006
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
[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, […]
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. Perriconeï¿½s Marketplace & Cafe 15 SE […]
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.
(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, […]
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 didnï¿½t even enter my mind while they were here. On the upside, I enjoyed every bite in their company – I wasnï¿½t overly concerned with […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Discourse.net. 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 […]
(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 […]
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.
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.
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.