April Stitch Fix Review

After a “meh” Stitch Fix box in December (I didn’t even post about it although I kept two items), I was really hoping this box would be a better fit. There were still some misses, but for the most part I really enjoyed what I was sent!

 

You can also check out my previous review of Stitch Fix here.

Stitch Fix Review from icancookthat.org

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Haroset-Braised Short Ribs

Passover begins tonight so I wanted to share a recipe I found from Martha Stewart that is Passover-friendly. The recipe can be made ahead of time and reheated but I just made it all in one day (this is definitely a recipe that involves some time to make– 5-ish hours. It might work well as a slow cooker dish. I will have to try that in the future!)

Haroset-Braised Short Ribs

The short ribs are braised in Manischewitz wine and then served with a deconstructed Haroset, resulting in a really delicious dish!

Haroset-Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless beef short ribs
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 5 small carrots (about 1 pound), 1 roughly chopped, 4 halved lengthwise and reserved
  • 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups Blackberry Manischewitz wine
  • 3/4 cups red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1/4 bunch fresh curly-leaf parsley, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves, for garnish
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into wedges

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Pom Collins Cocktail

It’s that time of year again, East Passyunk Avenue’s “Flavors of the Avenue” is almost here! From noon to 4 pm on Saturday, April 26, the best of East Passyunk’s restaurants will be offering samples of their signature dishes and drinks.

Pom Collins Cocktail

Twenty eight restaurants are participating, including: Belle Cakery, Birra, Brigantessa, Cantina Los Caballitos, Chiarella’s, El Zarape, Fond, Fuel, Garage, Ippolito’s, Izumi, Laurel, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Mamma Maria Ristorante, Marra’s, Ms Goody Cupcake, Noir, Noord, Palladino’s, Paradiso, Plenty, POPE, Stateside, Stogie Joe’s, Townsend, Tre Scalini and Will BYOB.

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General admission for the Food Tent opens at 1pm and includes Skinny Girl wine and Samuel Adams beer. Outside of the tent enjoy a free street festival with live music by We Are Fauna and The Drive-Ins, vendors and the April Showers craft show at the Fountain hosted by Crafty Balboa.

 

Tickets are $30 for General Admission but are going fast, so be sure to pick up your tickets ASAP! VIP tickets are actually already sold out!

 

I attended a media night to sample some of the offerings and am so excited for the main event. I attended the actual event last year and it did not disappoint! I have a review of some of the samples I had during the media event but also wanted to share my version of a drink recipe that was served by Stateside called a Pom Collins cocktail – a spin on a Tom Collins with pomegranate juice. Unfortunately this delicious drink will not be served at Flavors of the Avenue … you’ll have to stop by Stateside after to enjoy it!

Pom Collins Cocktail

Pom Collins Cocktail:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1.5 tablespoons basil simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 oz club soda
  • ice
  • basil, for garnish

Basil Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil

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