January 21, 2009
· One of the classiest ways to upgrade an end-of-the-meal cheese assortment is with a drizzle of da Rosario Organic White Truffle Acacia Honey . Its intoxicating, earthy mix of the golden nectar and discernible bits of truffle, both imported from Umbria, Italy, is evident the minute you open the jar. The product is part of a line that includes truffle butter, truffle seasoning and truffle-flavored olive oil. At $21 for a 4.25-ounce jar, it is...
August 16, 2012 |
Dear Dr. Fox: My 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Rondo, has a large bald hot spot on the upper thigh of his right hind leg. I took him to a veterinarian when the spot was small. She said it came from hormones in a vaccination that was too strong for him. She prescribed Animax ointment nystatin-neomycin. I used the entire tube, to no avail.The spot is getting larger and has a bumpy feeling. What do you suggest to make it heal? Although it does not seem to bother Rondo, it is unsightly for such a little dog. C.R.W., the District DF: If this is indeed the spot where your little dog was vaccinated with a relatively huge shot for his size, then you could have a serious problem developing, especially because it is getting larger and has a "bumpy feeling.
October 16, 2012
Ingredients For the eggplant 1 large eggplant (about 1 1 / 4 pounds) 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for frying Salt For the tomato sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 small onions, chopped 1 teaspoon seven spices seasoning (see NOTE) 3 medium cloves garlic, crushed or put through a garlic press 28 ounces canned chopped tomatoes, plus their juices 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup water 2 cinnamon sticks Pinch sugar Salt Freshly ground black pepper For the koftas 9 ounces lean ground or minced lamb 1 small onion, grated 2 cloves garlic, grated 2 tablespoons flour 1 large egg yolk 1 / 2 cup chopped parsley, plus more for garnish 1 teaspoon seven spices seasoning 1 / 2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried mint 1 / 2 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon olive oil Steps For the eggplant: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
April 16, 2012 |
Gourmet coffee roaster Joel Finkelstein has long coveted a stall at the Dupont Circle farmers market, where face time with affluent food lovers could boost his sales and raise the visibility of Qualia, his cafe in Petworth. But Finkelstein and the rest of his coffee-roasting ilk are banned from participating in the renowned Sunday market and nine others operated by FreshFarm Markets . The nonprofit group allows only vendors who sell products from what they grow or raise on local farms and facilities.
January 6, 2010 |
Diane Gross didn't know what kind of veggie sandwich she wanted to sell when she opened Cork Market last month. But she was very clear about what she didn't want: "something tasteless. " Tasteless was the main characteristic of most vegetable sandwiches Gross had eaten. They're an afterthought, she said: "They just throw a bunch of stuff on bread and call it a veggie option. " Gross charged Cork Market chef Kristin Hutter with the task of making one so good that "someone who is not a vegetarian will eat a veggie sandwich.
February 21, 2008
A Calvert County middle school student took home one of the top prizes in the Junior Chefs Rockfish Cook-Off staged in Ocean City last month during the East Coast Commercial Fisherman's and Aquaculture Trade Exposition. The competition was divided into two age groups -- the children's division for those 7 to 11, and the junior division for those 12 to 17. The Maryland Department of Agriculture's Seafood Marketing Program, along with the Maryland Watermen's Association and the Sea Grant programs of the universities of Maryland and Delaware, sponsored the event.
July 2, 2008
SALAD FOR DESSERT: "We're a classic restaurant , " says Massimo Fabbri , executive chef at Ristorante Tosca downtown (1112 F St. NW; 202-367-1990). "But we try to surprise a bit. " Evidence of that awaits on the Italian restaurant's dessert menu, which was recently updated to include gorgonzola ice cream served with diced and candied celery, and warm chocolate cake garnished with artichoke marmalade. Customers initially were skeptical , and some asked for the untraditional accompaniments on the side.
February 20, 2008 |
3 to 4 main-course servings Heat 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in the pot . Add 2 crushed cloves garlic and 1 small , thinly sliced onion ; cook f or 3 to 4 minutes, until the onion starts to soften. Add 1 medium peeled and diced red potato , 1 medium diced zucchini or yellow summer squash and 1 trimmed and diced red bell pepper . Season with freshly ground black pepper . Cook, stirring from time to time to prevent the vegetables from sticking to the bottom of the pot, for about 10 minutes, until just tender.
April 16, 2008 |
In many ways, the dishes that Israeli-born Vered Guttman will make for Passover represent the essence of her country's most modern cuisine -- which is to say they are eclectic and evolutionary. Her carefully trimmed lamb shanks will simmer into tenderness amid root vegetables, fruit juices, wine and date molasses; a tangy tilapia and grapefruit seviche will stand in for old-school gefilte fish; side dishes will include a variety of crunchy, lightly dressed salads; and her simple desserts will meld European and Mediterranean tastes.
February 25, 2013 |
The "Mediterranean diet," featuring vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts and olive oil but almost no red meat or sweets, slightly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Most of the effect was seen in a reduction in strokes. That is the conclusion of a five-year diet experiment conducted in Spain, the results of which were revealed Monday at a meeting in California. While the benefit was small, this route to better health was without risk or side effects — and included wine. "Usually doctors tell you not to do pleasant things," said Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez, a physician at the University of Navarre who headed the study . "But this is very tasty and easy to follow.