Category Archives: Taste Testing

Mandarinquats

As it so often does; the process of my dinners reveal a culinary gem that wouldn’t fruit* without the lack of a shopping list.  What I mistakenly called Tangiquats are actually called Mandarinquats.  Lovely little fruit if you’ve ever enjoyed … Continue reading

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Chicken of The Woods

Beautiful isn’t it?  A farmers market find that I picked up as an interesting new toy for a party.  I was really excited for this mushroom but it was still a known unknown.  I quickly sauteed a little up just … Continue reading

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Night out in North County

I’ve always enjoyed talking to people at my cooking classes. Last year someone recommended Bellamy’s in Escondido. She also wanted me to try a strawberry cream cake that I have yet to do. Which reminds me of a poke cake … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut

What the hell have we been eating all these years?   I enjoy kraut dogs here and there and I’ll soup up a bottle for a party if need be. But it’s usually underwhelming and always cooked.  Sauerkraut from a … Continue reading

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Family Vacation 2016

Had a great family vacation recently. 35 other family members descended on the Idaho panhandle through various means of travel and it was fun from start to end. What a bounty of life the Northwest is. Even hiking is mellow … Continue reading

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Antelope…at Sprouts

My go to local grocery mart tends to be Sprouts. Recently I noticed they had stepped up their game meat game. Antelope, bison, lamb and wild boar, all ground and frozen. I’m loving that they give an option to the … Continue reading

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Fun In The Southwest

Wife and I took a little mini vacation to Arizona.  Pit tickets to “The Boss” in Phoenix then up to Sedona for a couple days of hiking and no kids.  Sedona is known for having Energy Vortexes around specific areas … Continue reading

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Cock-A-Doodle-Delicious

As last year wrapped up, I had the chance (with help and guidance from a friend) to slaughter and butcher my own chickens.  Well almost.  They weren’t chickens, they were roosters.  Rooster is a soup/stew bird that is a bit … Continue reading

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Halloween Kids Treats

Oooooooo, I’m gettin’ pumped.  This is a Halloween house.  Not only do we love the night of, we have a fun time with it all month.  My neighbor and I spend the entire day decorating.  Which is tiring, but totally … Continue reading

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Aluminum Foil

Last night, as I was waxing poetic about the virtues of aluminum foil, I was told to listen to this little ditty.   Pretty cute huh? I like saying it like the Brits, cause it makes me smile, alu-mini-um; gives it a certain … Continue reading

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