One of my clients moved for a job and I’m helping them rent their condo. Contact me to see the unit. It’s a sunny 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with hardwood floors, open floor plan, granite counter tops in the kitchen, dishwasher, central heat/ac and a full size washer/dryer in unit. Master bedroom with bathroom en suite. Conveniently located in Dupont Circle, minutes to the Dupont Circle Metro, restaurants and retail. 98 walk score. No pets or smoking. Available 9/1/15.
Last weekend, I went to a cook out and brought this salad. It was a hit and I’m making it again for dinner this week. Enjoy!
Farmers’ Market Quinoa Salad
1/2 cup pistachios
8 oz. green beans
4 oz. sugar snap peas
1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs (I used basil, parsley, and chives. Can also add tarragon and dill)
1/3 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
1 large head of broccoli, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 cups pea shoots (tendrils)
1 cup cooked quinoa (from about 1/3 cup raw)
Cook green beans, sugar snap peas and broccoli in a pot of salted water until no longer raw but still crunchy, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl of ice and let sit until cold, about 3 minutes. Drain, pat dry, and thinly slice into bite size pieces.
Blend herbs, oil, vinegar, mustard and 2 Tbsp of pistachios in a blender, adding water by tablespoonful if dressing too thick, until smooth and consistency of heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper.
Toss beans, peas, broccoli, pea shoots, quinoa and remaining pistachios in a medium bowl to combine. Drizzle salad with dressing and toss again to coat everything. Season with salt and pepper.
916 G St, NW #802
Washington, DC 20001
1 bedroom + den | 885 sf | $508.60 monthly condo fee sold price | $525,000
Stunning 1 bed + den in Mather Studios. Sunny industrial loft with 10′ ft ceilings, original exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, exposed duct work, a custom built media cabinet and tv that convey, custom sliding barn doors and gage~ steel floors in the bedroom. Open floor plan, granite countertops and stainless appliances in kitchen. Nest thermostat, walk in closet, w/d in unit, and pets allowed. Steps to restaurants, retails and Metro in vibrant Penn Quarter. 98 walk score.
Last week, my husband and I had cocktails at barmini. barmini is the cocktail lab adjoining José Andrés’ restaurant minibar. One of our wedding presents was dinner at minibar and it was an incredible experience. I was expecting the same level of “cool” and I was not disappointed.
As you can see from the video, the presentation is bad ass. This was a highlander cocktail: scotch, mescal, rosemary and a creme de cocoa cloud. We also had a few nibbles: liquid “olives” and tuna tartare. It was a fun experience and I can’t wait to go again!
Last week, seven books from my library reserved list hit at once. Most people would be overwhelmed. I was pumped! Out of the seven, The Luckiest Girl Alive and The Book of Speculation were my favorites.
I thought The Luckiest Girl Alive was going to be the typical “fashion girl in her 20’s” book. Nope. It’s twisted, dark and completely engrossing. It also had an unexpected plot twist. I love when I’m surprised by the story. I read so much it rarely happens.
The Book of Speculation is one of those strange tales about a weird family. There’s tarot card readings and freaks. If you’re into American Horror Story, this will book will appeal to you.
I also received the new Judy Blume In the Unlikely Event (meh), The Stranger by Harlan Coben (great thriller), The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (the premise is so silly but highly entertaining), The Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin (bluck). I’m leaving out one because it’s too embarrassing to admit I read it (a trashy, romance novel by Johanna Lindsey). I also purchased The Color ofCircles by Lindsay Ashford (decent but check it out from the library), You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz (predictable but entertaining nonetheless), The Precious One by Maria de los Santos (LOVED it). Is it ridiculous I read 10 books in a week? Yes but if you could, wouldn’t you?
Jen Angotti is the creator of Concrete Jungle DC, a blog about real estate in DC, ideas on how to decorate and design your abode plus a variety of topics she loves: new restaurants and bars, DC happenings, food, and travel. Jen is a licensed realtor in DC and VA.
Rise Bakery, located at 2409 18th St, NW in Adams Morgan, is a gluten-free bakery. This is monumental news in my gluten free world. A couple of months ago, my husband popped by there and grabbed a few things: a bag of bagels, a loaf of bread, a banana nut muffin and a cinnamon roll. They were delicious and I was so exited. Good gluten free bread and pastries are hard to find. I had an appointment today in Adams […]