Weekly Roundup: Spring Flowers Edition

Wardman Park Mariott

Flowers at the Wardman Park Mariott, near the Woodley Park Metro.

Good morning! I keep on saying that it’s finally spring in DC, only to be met with a week of rain. Let’s hope I’m actually right this time.

Recipes I encountered this week that I totally want to try:

  • Buttermilk pound cake from the New York Times. Granted, I’d switch out the shortening with butter, but it still looks delish.
  • Vegan chocolate chip cookies from the Vegetarian Times. Okay, I’m usually not sold on vegan recipes, but a friend raved about them on Facebook. I’m intrigued.
  • Three alarm tofu with oyster mushrooms and spinach from Serious Eats. I’m looking for meatless, cheap dinner options that don’t involve eggs. Not that I don’t love eggs – they are the food of the gods – but a girls’ got to mix it up sometimes.
  • Barbecued chicken on garlic toast from Martha Stewart. This looks like a perfect Saturday night dinner – I’d serve them with a salad and a good beer (from Oregon, of course), and eat them out on the fire escape with my favorite Plank.

And in other domestic news:

  • On May 11th, Proof will be hosting a benefit for the Museum of the American Cocktail in honor of World Cocktail Week. Given that I don’t have $145 to spare for a five course tasting menu and signature cocktails from some of DC’s best mixologists, maybe I’ll try to find my own way to celebrate this holiday. Possibly with this. Via Metrocurean.
  • NPR reviews good cookbooks for “lean times.” Maybe I should check these out for lunchtime alternatives to bean soup? I made it for lunches this week, and there’s no way I can eat another bowl.
  • The District Domestic is in love with succulents. It reminded me how much I love my own succulent, though it be near to death.
  • The Open House Blog has cheap decorating tips. I like that this article address the “Pottery Barn funk.” That’s one nasty funk.

Happy Friday!



  1. Kaydee said

    I like that you do a roundup of your internet finds… I might have to do that too! I spend a lot of time research and dreaming of the things I would cook if I were at home rather than sitting at the computer for lunch!

  2. moderndomestic said

    I like the roundup too – it’s a nice way to clear my head and get all the recipes I may want to try someday down on (digital) paper.

  3. Annie said

    Darling Jenna! I love you, and I just found your blog! So wonderful. I wish there weren’t a whole country in between so I could share in your modernly domestic fun.
    Also, any plans for a west coast trip soon?

  4. moderndomestic said

    Annie! It’s been too long. YES, I am planning kinda sorta to come to the West Coast this summer – our annual convention is in August in Tacoma, and I was thinking of sticking around afterward and hanging out in Seattle, and then going to Oregon to see my family. I have a hankering to go camping on the Oregon coast again. But no details have yet been worked out.

    Glad you like the blog! I miss you too. It’s been too long. How are things in Seattle?

  5. […] is actually an update on last week’s roundup, where I mentioned I wanted to try the Three Alarm Tofu from Serious Eats. Well readers, I tried […]

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