Category: side dish

Dishes We Love: 1905′s Fried Pickles
[ 0 ] November 1, 2013 |

Dishes We Love: 1905′s Fried Pickles

Finding fried pickles around these parts is about as hard as finding someone in DC who does not carry a business card. They are a rare breed. It is intimate spaces like 1905 Restaurant on 9th street that luckily offer surprises on the menu such as fried pickles. Why a surprise? If you ever visit […]

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Recipe of the Week:  Cider Pumpkin Spiced Roasted Carrots
[ 0 ] October 23, 2013 |

Recipe of the Week: Cider Pumpkin Spiced Roasted Carrots

It is that time of year, where there is an abundance of cider. So you drink it…hot, cold, or spiked! Here it is used to add sweetness and depth to carrots. Who knows you may even be able to get the kids to eat their vegetables! Ingredients 1 bunch of carrots, peeled, sliced the carrots diagonally in […]

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Recipe of the Week:  Beet Salad
[ 0 ] September 4, 2013 |

Recipe of the Week: Beet Salad

Labor Day is over.  Back to the basics and the gym.  Salads are going to overflow my kitchen this fall and I’m actually excited for the transition.  With recipes like this Beet Salad, I should be a rabbit by winter.  Enjoy! *Recipe courtesy Maria Zoitas’, creator of “Maria’s Homemade” line of prepared food sold exclusively at Westside […]

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Dishes We Love: Rockstar Shrimp
[ 0 ] July 31, 2013 |

Dishes We Love: Rockstar Shrimp

Old Town Alexandria offers patrons another choice when it comes to eating out:  Flat Iron Steak and Saloon, the latest addition to King Street.  Whether you are looking for a happy hour or a romantic night on the town, Flat Iron offers a broad experience.  The ambiance, crowd, and food will not disappoint.  My fave of the night […]

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Health Kick Recipe:  Sweet Potato Fries
[ 0 ] July 25, 2013 |

Health Kick Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries

2 large Sweet Potatoes 3 TBSP Olive Oil Salt & Pepper (To Taste) Chives (Optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise into ¼ inch to ½ inch thick strips.  In a bowl, toss the sweet potato strips with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper (to taste).  On […]

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