Things needed cleaning up around here.

I was getting tired of my logo – it feels cartoonish now.  The whole look of this place was boring me.  Frankly, I was boring me.  So, I’m paring down, scaling back, simplifying.  And I’m celebrating my new space with a new feature on Wendalicious – Food Foto Friday.  Or Phood Photo Phriday.  Or something like that.  I may need help with the name.  Anyway.

Send me your favorite food photos, and I’ll post them on the blog every Friday.  Send them using the “Send me an Email” link over yon (to the right), and don’t forget to tell me your name and what the photo’s all about.   Readers will get to vote on their favorite food photo, and winners will be announced on Monday.  Heck, I may even be able to scare up a prize every now and again.

I think it’s going to be great to see what other people are cooking in their kitchens and finding in their favorite restaurants.  I’m pretty proud of myself for thinking of it, actually.  Go, me!

I will get things rolling with a few photos taken during a recent trip to Our Nation’s Capital with Sionna, to visit our BFF’s Sarah and Joanne.  These were all taken at La Tasca, a cute tapas restaurant in Old Town Alexandria VA.  Chosen by Joanne – great choice.  We ordered the Meat Tapas Tasting Menu, and I think I got a shot of everything we ate.  Photos after the jump.

Aceitunas Mixtas
Aceitunas Mixtas - An mix of Spanish Black, Gordal, Manzanilla, and Arbequina olives lightly marinated in olive oil, herbs and spices
Gambas al Ajillo
Gambas al Ajillo - Shrimp sautéed in olive oil and garlic
Buey al Jerez
Buey al Jerez - Grilled Angus beef steak slices in a sherry mushroom sauce, with fried fingerling potatoes.
Chorizo a la Parri
Chorizo a la Parrilla - Grilled authentic Spanish chorizo sausage links. Well, they didn't really *taste* authentic. Not the best dish we had that night.
Tortilla Española
Tortilla Española - Traditional Spanish potato and onion omelet
Espinacas Salteadas
Espinacas Salteadas - sautéed spinach with garlic, pine nuts and raisins.
Pollo al Ajillo
Pollo al Ajillo - Crispy, baked bone-in chicken glazed with a savory roasted garlic sauce
Meloso de Ajo
Meloso de Ajo - Creamy rice with roasted garlic, pine nuts, raisins, and scallions.
Solomillo de Cerdo Iberico
Solomillo de Cerdo Iberico - Grilled pork tenderloin medallions wrapped in bacon and served with Cabrales cheese sauce
Albondigas a la Jardinera
Albondigas a la Jardinera - Meatballs served in a fresh vegetable and herb tomato sauce
Flamenco Dancers. Of course!