January 11, 2011

I have an obsession and it’s name is
American Noodle Bar. Not only have I eaten here enough to have been
the mayor on Foursquare for over a month, this is our go-to spot
sine the downfall of Ver Daddy’s. And as a total bonus, ANB is
within walking distance. Oh yeah, all this heavy endorsement and we
haven’t had anything on the menu but the noodles. I have heard
great things about the Ban Mi sandwich, the pork belly,
cheeseburger dumplings, and rotating cast of specials. All sound
great, but we just haven’t been able to get past the noodles yet.
They’re just that good. Our favorites so far: Bacon sauce with
3-hour duck, a deep fried soft boiled egg and mixed veggies Siracha
sauce Oxtail Pork Smoky lobster sauce Pork meatballs If you are in
South Florida, do yourself and your taste buds a favor and head
over to American Noodle Bar for lunch or dinner. With a huge
selection of noodle bowl sauces and toppings that can be combined
into an almost limitless number of combinations, you won’t be
sorry. Check out my original review at Foodie In Miami:
http://foodieinmiami.blogspot.com/2010/11/american-noodle-bar.html

January 8, 2011

So you want to be a sports photographer…

Keep your eye on the ball and learn how to duck!

While on a photo shoot covering a girls’ fast pitch softball team this afternoon, I got beaned in the head by an errant ball. This serves as an object lesson to either a: duck, or b: wear a helmet.

I can just hear my mother now, laughing hysterically. Some people never learn.

January 3, 2011

The Swing at Santa's Enchanted Forest

Santa’s Enchanted Forest is what happens when Christmas smokes crack. A South Florida tradition for many a year, this Christmas-splosion/carnival is an interesting mix of tacky decorations and carnies with a latin flavor. As it turns out, a Monday night after Christmas is just the time to go. Most every attraction was still open and there were zero lines for anything.

January 2, 2011

I knew there was some reason I married him. My dearest husband (DH) making his signature marinara sauce.

This is it. This is the best marinara I have ever had; a sauce I wake up craving; a game changer. And it just so happens to be one of the many reasons I married him.

I Knew There Was A Reason I Married Him Marinara

1 15 oz. can unseasoned tomato sauce

6 oz. tomato paste

3-4 Tbsp. good red wine

1 Tbsp. dried oreagon

2 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried garlic

1/4 tsp. black pepper

slack pinch salt

optional pinch red pepper flakes

Stir to combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat. Once thoroughly incorporated and the mixture starts steaming, reduce heat and cover. If you are adding meat, add it now. Simmer at least 10 mins. If sauce starts to dry out, add a little more wine.