Archive for 2009

December 30th, 2009

Year in Review: A Few of My Favorite Dishes

One day left in 2009. It was a good year for me with a wedding and all. I also had many memorable food moments, particularly in the later part of the year after I returned from wedding land to normal life. Throughout the year I tried many wonderful dishes that I crave often. In no […]

December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes from mango&lime. Tweet

December 21st, 2009

Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Cookies

This weekend’s kitchen project was making Sofia’s Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Cookies as a little welcome gift for my parents. I had forgotten how finicky these cookies can be. Making them takes quite a bit of care and patience. Don’t, like I did, decide to write a blog post while they’re in the oven or […]

December 19th, 2009

Cobaya Dinner No. 3: Previewing Jonathan Eismann’s Fin

I was among 35 diners who caught a preview of Fin Thursday night during the third Cobaya experiment this year. Fin is a small (about 35-seat) seafood restaurant that occupies part of the old Sheba space. The restaurant promises to serve the freshest seafood available off the boat. And did we get fresh seafood – nine courses to be exact.

December 15th, 2009

Local chefs star in artist’s reinterpretation of Rockwell painting

Local artist Betty Rosado celebrates local chefs in Let them Eat Cake, her photographic reinterpretation of Norman Rockwell’s painting Freedom from Want. The photo will be showcased as part of American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, an exhibit at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. While the Rockwell exhibit opened in November, the […]

December 14th, 2009

Weekend Project: Making dulce de leche

Apparently the holidays have put me in the cooking spirit. Last week, I randomly remembered these thin dulce de leche and oatmeal cookies I used to make. Since my parents are coming to town next week for the holidays, I decided I’d have some ready for them. First I had to make the dulce de […]

December 7th, 2009

Opening day at the Pinecrest Farmers Market

On Sunday morning, I woke up, got ready and took off to the Pinecrest Farmers Market. It was opening day and I wanted to visit the market at its new location (it was formerly held at Gardners Market). As I drove along Red Road to the old Parrot Jungle, I hoped and I wished that […]

December 6th, 2009

Previewing gastroPOD Miami

With all the talk of food trucks leading up to this weekend, it was hard to resist going to one. D, SteveBM and I grabbed a bite at gastroPOD Miami, chef Jeremiah Bullfrog’s food truck, yesterday. The shiny airstream was set up in front of the Miami Independent Thinkers fair in Wynwood for Art Basel […]

December 3rd, 2009

Tasting Basel: Artful food by the Wild Feasties

Wild Feasties, a collective of artists and naturalists, will be serving artful tastings at Verge, an art fair at The Catalina Hotel starting tonight. “The Feasties” produce performance-based installation projects focused on creating and consuming delicious, local foods. Here’s what one of the founders, Eliza Stamps, had to say about the project.

December 1st, 2009

Miami food events: December edition

Hello, December! Where did 2009 go? My, each passing year seems to go by faster. Before we bid farewell to 2009 and the Christmas whirlwind begins, let us enjoy some local food happenings. This Friday, December 4, join Neomi’s chefs Kurtis Jantz and Chad Galiano for a seven-course meal at a Midtown penthouse in the […]

November 27th, 2009

Thanksgiving for Two: A recap

Thanksgiving this year was an unusual one. Not a bad one, just not the usual. It was a Thanksgiving for two. “Well, enjoy your newlywed Thanksgiving,” one friend said. “What? You guys are doing a romantic Thanksgiving?” said another. Not really. Let’s just say it happened that way. We started off our day very early […]

November 26th, 2009

Thanksgiving wishes

May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump. May your potatoes ‘n gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize. May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs. – Author unknown This message arrived in my inbox yesterday from a friend in Uzbekistan. Happy […]

November 25th, 2009

Where will Andrew Nelson eat in Miami?

Those of you on Twitter might already know. National Geographic Traveler writer, Andrew Nelson, is coming to our city tomorrow. Yes, on Thanksgiving day and he’ll be here until Monday. His assignment is to use Twitter to help him see and eat his way through Miami — and he’s gotten plenty of recs on places […]

November 23rd, 2009

Eat for a cause, the dolphins

It’s a little before 10 a.m. when I arrive at the Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami on Friday. I was there to meet Area 31 chef John Critchley for a trip to Key Largo, where he would present the Marine Mammal Conservancy (MMC) with a donation representing proceeds of his sustainable seafood prix-fixe menu. Area […]

November 19th, 2009

A good, good day

This little blog is mentioned in a feature on Miami in the New York Times’ T Magazine. Wooooo! [Smile] Now off to Area 31 for oysters and cocktails for a cure. Tweet

November 17th, 2009

South Florida Seasonal Farmers Markets ’09-’10

Each year, optimistic, many of us visit the seasonal markets that start popping up in South Florida hoping to find a gem or two — often to our disappointment. Still, we have to work with what we have. Read on for a list of this season’s markets that I’ve started compiling.

November 15th, 2009

PBR, pop tarts and pizza – it’s a Michael’s Genuine kind of brunch

It was another beautiful day in Miami. A day perfect for Sunday brunch outdoors in the company of good friends. Our setting was Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, whose Sunday brunch celebrated its fourth week today and visibly isn’t lacking in popularity. Before fully reviewing the menu, which is split into savory and sweets, plus […]

November 11th, 2009

Now open for the season: Knaus Berry Farm

It’s time for strawberry milkshakes and warm, fluffy cinnamon rolls: Knaus Berry Farm opened for the season yesterday. For those of you who haven’t been there, Knaus Berry Farm sells the most delicious cinnamon rolls, fruit shakes and produce from mid-November through April. The farm is run by the Knaus family. The drive down for […]

November 11th, 2009

An evening with Ruth Reichl

On Monday night I had the opportunity of listening to former Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl as she spoke to an audience of fans and food enthusiasts at the Miami Book Fair. Her stop in Miami was the last of the book tour promoting Gourmet Today, a collection of 1,000 recipes developed over five years by […]

November 10th, 2009

Ribfest 2009

Ribfest has somewhat of a special significance for D and me. Our first Ribfest in 2006 was a first date of sorts and it was a blast. Unfortunately we hadn’t been able to make it back until this past weekend. Things at Ribfest have changed a bit since 2006. The entrance fee has tripled to […]

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