This is my last EatingPlaces post. I had a great time learning how to blog, cooking recipes from all over the world, meeting bloggers, and trying out new restaurants. EatingPlaces was something I loved creating for many years, but I’ve replaced the time spent on blogging with painting, new hobbies, spending time with great people, and valuing a healthy amount of unstructured downtime.
I hope you’ll stay in touch through my other website, lizlooker.com.
Thank you to everyone who supported EatingPlaces through the years.
Lots of love,
Mint Fennel Tzatziki (see below for link)
Not everyone loves raw fennel. It has a unique anise-like flavor, which I can’t get enough of, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Cooking fennel completely transforms its flavor, though, so even if you disliked raw fennel in the past, I encourage you to check out some of the recipes below!
India is the top producer of fennel, which makes sense, as fennel seeds are common in Indian dishes. You may have tried ‘mukhwas’, the sweet, multi-color licorice-tasting breathe freshener found in some Indian restaurants.
Fennel is a healthy addition to your diet, as it is extremely low in calories, and high in fiber, Potassium, and Vitamin C.* The Greeks called fennel ‘marathon’, so the location of Marathon, Greece means ‘overgrown with fennel’. Interesting!
Here are some recipes to inspire you to use fennel:
*I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check in with your doctor regarding what’s best for your health and personal situation.
I’ve been on the road quite a bit lately, visiting friends, going to parades and concerts, and enjoying the beautiful weather. Here’s an early-morning shot from the Megabus leaving Boston on my way to NYC.
I made a version of these No-Bake Energy Bites from gimme some oven and they were SO GOOD. They’re good for breakfast, dessert, a snack…
Care about food, youth and/or education? Check out this interview with April Philips who wrote ‘Designing Urban Agriculture’.
This Zesty Watermelon Gazpacho from Purely Nourished is what summer is about.
The Science of Gastronomy course on coursera started this week and it’s not too late to join! Learning together > learning alone.
I love salad. And it’s probably even better with carrie on vegan’s Protein-Packed Lemony Salad Dressing.
Health benefits of cardamom and some sweet cardamom-infused recipes from ingredients, inc.
Have a great weekend!
The Short List is arriving a bit late today because it’s been a wonderfully busy food week!
There are a bunch of holiday-related events going on this weekend. After great experience at Temple Bar, a few bloggers and I walked over to the Harvard Square Holiday Fair. It was inspiring to wander around talking with artists and looking for gifts.
101 Cookbooks brings us her December Favorites List. I love looking into someone’s special projects and preferences.
Frugal Foodista’s Five Couse Dessert Tasting at Finale sounds a-maz-ing.
The Boston Foodie shares a recap of Ferran Adria’s visit to Harvard.
A short Saturday Short List for today, but I hope you’ll look forward to a recap of the Whole Foods River Street Bloggers Holiday Party and Margaret Fuller House Snowflake Social. Also, I’ll be posting my review of brunch at Temple Bar. December has been (and will be) a busy month!