Posts categorized as Food

Pan-fried Tilapia With Coconut Cilantro Sauce

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Summer is the best time to eat fresh fish! I love it and so does my husband. I’ve been trying to make fish once a week. Rockaway people – if you can’t make it to the Cross Bay Market, Stop and Shop on 70th street actually has a great selection. I recommend buying your fish the day of, wherever you get it. I found this tasty recipe on the FoodNetwork.com. It’s easy to make and only takes about a half hour, start to finish. The sauce is Indian inspired – creamy and full bodied with a kick. You can […]

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New Motherhood cooking

Ohh hey GT fans! Long time no speak. As most of you know, I had a baby girl this past April, Annie Cassidy Gehrhardt. Yes, she is the cutest baby you have ever encountered. Here she is rocking a Queens onsie. Being a mother is the best job I have ever had and I am loving every minute of it. Since pregnancy, I haven’t been cooking as much. While I was pregnant, I was working the same hours I had been prior to pregnancy and making dinner at night was […]

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European natives thrive in Rockaway Queens

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Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) – I clipped these from the garden over a week ago and they’re still looking beautiful. I’ve seen them in my neighbor’s yards as well. These European natives thrive in Rockaway Queens. The color of Sweet William ranges from deep pinks and purples to light pinks and white. Athough they’re know as a perennial, I believe they were in a wildflower mix I had purchased and sprinkled on the front garden, the first summer we had the house (2014). Coolest thing is, they’re edible! Taste Test…. Edible Flower – Sweet William […]

Grams of the Week – May 15

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Here’s a recap of the best instagrams this week. If you want the day to day follow me here! My friend and I made it to all 17 eateries for Taste of Rockaway, we were on a mission! I’ve been trying to get on the bike at least three times a week. I went to Fort Tilden a few times – about 10 miles round trip, not bad. The compost delivery came, it was a big big ordeal. I had to hire the kid across the street to clear it off the […]

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Mint Cashew Dahi Chutney

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This chutney has punch and the flavors are complex – sweet, spicy, nutty and a tang all in one. It’s simple to make and has major “wow factor”. Make it as an appetizer with naan or as a dressing over tofu or chicken or as a sandwich spread. I want to explore more chutney recipes because of this versatility. As you know, I’ve been learning to cook Indian food and this dish was a big win with my official taster – the husband. I found the recipe on rugallivingnw.com  INGREDIENTS (makes 1 cup) 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves 1/2 c. fresh […]

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who doesn’t love lasagna?

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Garfield is notorious for loving lasagna. I can’t believe I haven’t posted on this yet – cats and pasta…! image source The Huffington Post has an article on Garfield and why he LOVES lasagna… “Like Garfield, Davis is a fan of lasagne. “Yeah, I love lasagne. I thought it would be funny to have a cat who likes lasagne but as it turns out, I hear from people all the time that their cats love lasagna.” I agree with creator Jim Davis, the comic strips are the best… image source image source The internet also […]

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Found in Arverne: A Love Letter

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Grams of the Week

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Here’s a recap of the best instagram’s this week. If you want the day to day follow me here!  

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Curried Cauliflower

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One of my New Year’s resolutions is to learn how to cook Indian food and become really good at it. If I make two dishes a week that’s 104  times cooking Indian. Surely not enough to become a master but If I stick to this schedule, by next year I’ll have learned so much and be pretty good at cooking this delicious food. So far I’ve made Saag Paneer, and killed it! I cooked curried eggplant but got to drunk and screwed it up. I made curried cauliflower twice. I got the recipes from […]

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Let the Carrot Speak for Itself

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Carrots are rich in flavor, they don’t need much seasoning. Let the carrot speak for itself. Below is a simple side dish recipe that’s delicious. It’s perfect with a nice cut of beef and mash potatoes. Ingredients: 1 lb. bag of carrots 3 sprigs rosemary Good butter (Kerry Gold or Plugra) Salt and pepper liberally Directions: 1. Peel carrots and cut them in half. Cut long ways if they’re really thick 2. In a frying pan melt the butter and cook the carrots on high heat for about 5 min until they […]