Tag Archives: Dinner

Rhode Island Parrot

30 May

Last week I went to Rhode Island and ate at The Red Parrot Restaurant.  Their menu has way to many choices. The menu actually comes in a binder.  They have a bunch of drinks like Mango Mango Colada, Red Parrot Rum-Bha, Jungle Voo Doo and of course an assortment of wines.  I couldn’t drink, I had a cold which I still kinda have 😦  . I ordered the Cape Cod Lobster Bisque which had cheese or at least tasted like cheese to someone with a stuffy nose and a sore throat and taking a bunch of meds.  And for a meal I had the Grilled Mahi Mahi with a lime ginger marinade and I must say it was really tasty even with my suppressed sense of smell and taste.  Hope to make it back on day and explore Rhode Island some more.


Arroz con Pollo

8 Apr

Yesterday I made, arroz con pollo and apparently since I  made more than my usual two cups of rice it came out…soggy and bland. Today I was going to make pasta but I don’t feel like cooking, it’s too hot, so I’ll be having leftovers, bland and all.

Vegetables I’ve Never Tried

29 Mar

As I read more cookbooks, blogs, recipes, etc, I’ve come to realize that there are a bunch of vegetables I’ve never tried.  It’s not that I don’t want to try these veggies it’s just that I have no idea how to make, prepare or combine them with the foods I make.  Here is a list of some of the veggies I steer clear from at the supermarket;

  1. Leek
  2. Parsnip
  3. Figs
  4. Mint
  5. Celery Root
  6. Zucchini Flowers
  7. Fennel
  8. Turnip

And it wasn’t up to a year ago that I finally ventured out and prepared some food with dill and thyme for the first time. Yeah sure I have tasted these two before but in restaurants.

What veggie haven’t your tried yet or recently tried?

Cooking Fish

19 Mar

Since I have no car I have to walk a half a mile to my nearest grocery store. It’s an Asian specialty store.  I found that they had a bunch of crustaceans and fish.  I didn’t know what to get since there were many things to choose from but ultimately I got trout.  Now how to prepare the trout?  I can fry it but my apartment will stink. I just got rid of a curry smelling bacon my husband cooked 2 weeks ago. I can bake it but I always do that with fish. Maybe I should stick it in the broiler with some lemons.  It’s Friday maybe I should have a drink before I cook.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday Catch, Salt

3 Mar

So many spices so little time! But one spice that I seldom use is Salt but when I do  it’s Sea Salt.  The world of  Salt is as various in texture as it is in taste and color.  Today the Wednesday Catch is, Salt.  Here is a list of a few types of salt;

  • Kosher
  • Iodized
  • Sea Salt
  • Fleur de Salt
  • Rock Salt

Pass the salt, please 🙂

Start Dinner

23 Feb

It’s 7pm and I’m sitting here looking at food blogs and writing on my own blog. What I should really be doing is cooking dinner. On the menu tonight is chicken and potatoes with marinara sauce in the oven and some white rice on the side. I think I should get up and start I would like to eat before 9pm.

Friday dessert

29 Jan

Today is Friday and usually I don’t cook on Friday but today I might be cooking. It’s too cold out there.  I rather stay home open some wine and cook while playing some music to keep me moving.  I’ll have to go grab my coupons and my supermarket circular and put a grocery list together.  I don’t know what I’ll be making for dinner but for dessert I might make something I found on  Bakerella.com , a Peach Crunch Cake.  What are you making for dinner? Dessert?