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Creamy Horseradish Vinaigrette

Can't wait to try this! Our favorite restaurant here in Tampa has a bourbon/brown sugar salmon salad with horseradish vineagrette dressing that is just awesome. It's basically a salmon filet over a salad of mixed greens, red onions, broccoli pieces, and sliced roma tomatoes. I've been looking for a good recipe for the dressing. Thanks!

Feb 02, 2009
SunnyFL in Recipes

Leftover Pork Roast suggestions

I made the most awesome Pork Roast last night, with a fennel and garlic rub, roasted with small white potatoes, red onions and quartered pears. So, easy and inexpensive to make, too.

Now I have quite a bit of this great pork left over and don't want to waste it.

I've seen recipes for pork sandwiches, but hubby and I are trying to avoid bread.

Any ideas? I do have spinach tortillas on hand -- anyone have any wrap recipe combinations to use with the pork?

Thanks much!

Jan 24, 2009
SunnyFL in Home Cooking

Tampa - great food??

Definitely Jasmine Thai on North Dale Mabry. Also Thai Sweet Basil just a little further north (in Northdale). Both are excellent!

Jan 24, 2009
SunnyFL in Florida

Coming to Tampa Bay for the Super Bowl?

I totally agree with you about Grille One Sixteen -- had the very best yellow fin tuna EVER there. A little pricey, but worth it.

Jan 24, 2009
SunnyFL in Florida

What are your personal faves in the Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater area?

Some of mine:

Thai - Jasmine Thai, Thai Sweet Basil
Seafood = Salt Rock Grill, Grille One Sixteen, Bonefish, Catch 23
BBQ - Leroy's (and try their chopped smoked chicken salad!!!)
Steak - Charley's and Bern's
Casual Seafood - BallyHo's
Best happy hour drinks and bar food - Grillsmith/Carrollwood
New one to try - The Elements in Northdale (jazz on Fri.-Sat nights - and try their walnut crusted asiago salmon!)
Italian casual - Gino's (on Armenia) and of course Carrabas
Fun casual waterfront - The Tarpon Turtle - arrive in your boat or drive, reggae music on weekends on the deck - good food
Mexican - don't really care for Mexican
Chinese - Ho Ho Choy on Ehrlich
New Orleans style - Harry's on Sheldon

Jan 24, 2009
SunnyFL in Florida

Average Grocery Bill-for 2

Great suggestions for salmon -- thanks!

Jan 24, 2009
SunnyFL in Not About Food

Average Grocery Bill-for 2

Pepperqueen, glad to hear someone else is so into wine. I forgot to add that the trip to Total Wine Warehouse is in addition to the wine I pick up at the grocery store every week! We always joke that we know we had a good time when we eat out if our food costs less than our wine. I guess that's not really so funny when I re-read it. Guess if times get really tough for us, I know where to start cutting back (sigh).

Jan 24, 2009
SunnyFL in Not About Food

Average Grocery Bill-for 2

What a great (and enlightening) discussion! I know geographic area plays a part in all of this because prices do vary. There are two of us -- we work from our home, so on a normal day eat 3 meals at home. We go out about 2-3x a week, but usually only spend about $40 or less each time. I shop weekly and go between two stores close-by, depending on their weekly newspaper ad. I am a coupon-clipper. I buy everything from these stores - paper products, cleaning supplies, toiletries, wine, pet products, etc. I usually spend about $150 or so per week, so $600 avg. per month. We do visit Total Wine Warehouse every other month and buy a case of wine then, and I'm not adding that in to our $600 avg. We do like our wine with dinner!!! Putting in an herb garden in the yard has helped a little, and also added to the fun of trying new recipes. We eat lots of fish, chicken, some pork, very little beef. Thanks for bringing this up. Makes me realize I should be trying to lessen the amount we spend.

Jan 22, 2009
SunnyFL in Not About Food