Posts Tagged ‘MiPiace!’

Ketchup Fave

Seriously. A favorite ketchup? Are there any others beyond Heinz or Hunt’s? Yup. While the texture of Sir Kensigton’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup is a little lumpier than your typical brand the flavor of the Spiced variety, with a hint of jalapeño, ginger and who knows what else, is an umami-packed spoonful of deliciousness. Next time…

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Leftovers again?

Yes! very excited to have leftover shakshouka for lunch. Ladle cold shakshouka into the small pan, make an indent and crack an egg into it, put the gas on low for 5 or 6 minutes (covered) and then another 5 until the egg cooks. So good.    

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Greasy Wiener

As the cafeteria at G’s workplace has been closed for remodeling over the past few months, the company has invited food trucks onto the premises. One day, it was a hot dog truck. The name didn’t sound that enticing, but she opted to give it a go. Behold! “New Jersey Style Fried Hot Dogs”. This…

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Wine from Rancho Cucamonga

Yes, somewhere between downtown Los Angeles and San Bernardino (and I’d suspect it near Rancho Cucamonga) is an AVA I’d never heard of. An AVA is a geographic description like Napa or Carneros or Champagne, for that matter. Vines have been a part of southern California since the Mission days. This vines here, apparently, aren’t…

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Nano roaster. Trystero Lot 49

Despite the suggestion of roaster Greg of Trystero, as soon as I made it home I popped some beans into the grinder. He’d said I should wait a few days to let the beans settle/rest/de-air (something). However, he had also hinted that if I were so impatient, I should grind the beans and let them…

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Reason for this Ryme

Stopped into wineshop Domaine LA for the first time to pick up some wines ordered at a winemaker dinner @almarestaurant last week. While there, decided to look around a bit. Having spotted a pinot grigio by Viarta, I asked if Domaine LA had the ribolla gialla. Nope, but they did have an unfined unfiltered Napa…

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Back to Le Comptoir

It had been a while since G & I dined with @garyMenes #lecomtpoirla and enjoyed his meticulously prepared cuisine. Our meal ended with this seemingly simple dessert of fruits and a doughnut. It was so packed with flavor due to the various techniques involved (dehydrating, stewing, roasting, burning, frying or whatever), truly memorable. Next to…

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Turkish Tourism Poster

    Happy memories. The second trip G & I took together was to Turkey. That would be about a hundred years ago now, but Turkey in general, and Istanbul in particular, still evokes very strong memories. Food markets, jumping on the tramway, dining in the flower passage. Toward the end of our stay, already…

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