Thursday night, Mr. Wonderful and I finally ventured out to Cafe Kacao.Cafe Kacao is the new creation of the Del Sid family, whose matriarch Veronica, and her recipes are of Cafe Antigua legend. The Del Cids had been dreaming of opening their own place as a family, and after 10 years of dreaming, we, the lucky folks of Oklahoma City are the beneficiaries.
Archives for February 2011
Here at Dishin and Dishes, I don’t profess to be a chef, or heaven help me, a food expert.
Dishin is all about an education of the palate (mine), and sharing my experiences. It’s about learning as I go and having fun while doing so. Over the past year I’ve experienced some great culture while living right here in Oklahoma City.
Dishin is undergoing a new look and will continue to do so over the next few days. Please bear with me, periodically pound your head against the wall and weep and wail with me as I figure out what works and what doesn’t.
I hope you all felt love today. I hope you all had chocolate.
If you didn’t, here is a little virtual chocolate fondue with long stem strawberries.
Melt some chocolate in a fondue pot (milk chocolate). But some long stem strawberries (Sam’s $6).
Per Mr. W’s genius idea, roll in crushed peanuts.
Serve after a candle lit dinner for the ultimate romance.
Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
And lots of chocolate
Two things to remember when trying out Fung’s Kitchen for the first time.
#1 – Go with a group and request the “lazy susan table” so you can share. If you go by yourself or with only one other person, you’re going to miss out on tasting a variety of scrumptious dishes! The chef hails from Hong Kong, and the food is authentic, not like our typical Americanized Chinese food. [Read more…]
There is this struggle in our house.
Who’s the Alpha?
It’s backkkk! [Read more…]
Hi readers..you may notice a few odd things happening here on Dishin in the next few days.
For one thing – some of the tabs across the top have been taken down and now listed under other headings.
For example, Tips & Tricks is now listed under the “Dishes” section, The Rise & Shine tab is under the “Dishin” section (and also on the right side taskbar), etc.
I’m excited to see the new design take place and me, along with my web guys at webit360.com (check them out – they’re great to work with!), will be tweaking the new site over the next few days!
Pray that all goes well!
I’m a bit late in checking these but it’s always interesting (and surprising) to me to see what posts got the most reads last year. Strange, that while these are all things I like, it’s not what I would have thought people would be flocking to my post to read..I mean these are in the thousands of reads.
I mean c’mon…Egg Salad over Molten Lava Cakes? What is the world coming to!?
Here is my list for 2010. Click on any picture to go to the post!
#1 Bourbon Chicken Like at the Mall
Who knew so many people love to eat at the mall?
#2 Simple Lemon Cream Sauce
If I knew people liked simple, I would made more 4 ingredient recipes! Woulda made MY life simpler as well!
#3 How to Make Shrimp Stock With Leftover Shells
I am strangely disturbed that my early bad pictures are in these posts. I feel a recipe redo coming on.
#4 How to Roast Butternut Squash
My life has become so wonderful since I learned how to roast this golden wonder.
#5 My Mom’s Simple Egg Salad and How to Perfectly Hard Boil an Egg
Again..simple..simple techniques that changed my life.
#6 Simple Roasted Vegetable Medley
Lord have mercy..these horrible pictures…
#7 Mama Veca’s Peruvian Mexican Cuisine
I still dream about that rice…and Oklahoma City must be Googling “Peruvian cuisine” because the next post is another new Peruvian restaurant as well…
#8 OKC Food Writer Lunch at Inca Trail
That rotisserie chicken has ruined me for all others.
#9 To Kill a Mockingbird – Portrait of Atticus Finch
I did a little diddy and recap of my son who had the lead role in To Kill A Mockingbird…I bet people who are Googling are looking for Cliff Notes.
I remember High School all too well.
#10 Gingersnap Cookies with Creamy Pumpkin Dip
Granted, this recipe of Gingersnap homemade cookies is good, but the dip has been around for years.
It’s funny, after you’ve worked on so many recipes and post, to look back and see just what people are reading…
The winners in the Chocolate Giveway randomly generated on Randomizer.org are #3 and #10!
HotRocNRol says: lil Bride & I are going to the play at Moore Community Theater and late dinner @ our fave Sushi-GoGo then home for some………………… zzzzzzzzzzzz. Maybe that Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate giveaway will change it to “home for Chocolate and smiles ”
TerritoryMom SaiOkay, since we are Okies we will be going to the horse sale in Bristow. It is every two weeks and it happens to fall on Valentines Day. It is somewhat romantic because my husband took me to the horse sale on our 2nd date and it was there that I knew I was in love with him and the horses!
Also, the sale barn cafe has the best food in town!! I mean the best!!
Yes, I do have a male reader named HotRocNRol. Love that I have a male reader!
Congratulations! Check your e-mail for instructions on your package!
And Sharon…39 years with a Mr. Wonderful…HOW NICE!
Friends (and their sweeties), enjoy your chocolate and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
And thanks to Dove and Angela for this great giveaway..once again – visit her Facebook page to see the incredible opportunities and chocolates you can get from her!
Last week in Oklahoma City we had a snow storm.
It had us all holed-up for days on end.
These still shots can’t really show you what we experienced, for there was no way on God’s green white earth that I could have stuck my camera out the door to capture the swirling nasty snow that we had.
It wasn’t one of those beautiful snows with the big fat lovely snowflakes coming down. This was a harsh, knock you WHAM on the side of the head kind of snow, with bitter wind gusts that blew the snow around and in your face.
It just made you want to stay in the house, and barracade the doors and windows against the wind chill outside.
We had one brief moment of insanity and took advantage of the cold and snow to defrost our freezer.
We piled laundry baskets and rubberized tubs full of freezer stocked broths, meats and other goodies.
I use the term “we” loosely. Mr Wonderful wasn’t too thrilled about a project out in the bitter cold garage.
Because you know, you just might be a redneck if you stack crates with space heaters to quickly thaw out your freezer during a snow storm.
And …you just might be the worst kind of redneck if you take a picture of yourself thawing your freezer out in a snowstorm.
The young whippersnappers tried valiantly to play in the snow…
While, the wisened old ones knew better and got some much needed rest.
I’m with him. I rested. Rest is good.
Well, there was this one matter of my closet..which took three hours to go through, but we won’t get into that.
I got lost in four seasons of The Tudors and had a hard time finding my way out. I’m a history sucker for sure.
And I’m very greatful that “the rack”, “The Tower of England”, hangins and drawing and quartering are no longer used for the sake of my nauseated tummy.
Round two is coming tomorrow. My daughters car is still under snow in Tulsa at college and the only place delivering food to them is Papa Johns.
The Wal-Mart here still doesn’t have eggs on the shelves, or much else for that matter.
If you’re in one of those nice warm tropical states like Florida or California?
Think warm thoughts for those of us here in the middle of the U.S.