Category Archives: Taste Testing

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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Arrowheads and Water Chestnuts

I know you know what water chestnuts are; they come in  small cans, sliced, quartered or whole. After passing them up for years, I recently picked up some fresh ones at 99 Ranch Market. After fumbling my way through peeling … Continue reading

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2015…The year of Cheese Sauce

This year for superbowl, I was in charge of bringing nacho cheese.  As any culinarian would, my initial thought was making a Costco run for the liquid gold that is Que Bueno.  As I was about to head off and procure … Continue reading

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Turtle Rock Ridge Winery

I haven’t been wine tasting in Temecula for 10+ years.  Ramona has been my local wine region of choice and I enjoy it every time. Ramona wineries are chill and unpretentious. They have that approachable family vibe that Temecula did … Continue reading

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Nuts ‘n Beans

 This Spring I had a good time with green almonds and fava beans.  Favas were a revelation; I finally started grilling them whole and eating the entire pod.  Great food can be so staggeringly simple that it makes you question … Continue reading

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Your New Favorite Leafy Green

Chinese Broccoli, Chinese Kale or Gai-Lan.  These are the names you seek.  Now go…go forth into a new realm and feel all the pleasures that lie within.  For your journey has begun and your world will never be greener.  Lol. … Continue reading

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Collagen, Gelatin and Fat, Oh My!

Another year and and another Super Bowl party.  This year we are starting a new tradition for Super Bowl.  From hence forth, Super Bowl Sunday will feature an earthly creature of unknown taste and texture.  To start off this soon-to-be … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Mysteries

Go to almost any farmers market and you’ll see something new. Usually the vendor is the grower, or close to it, which is nice for any questions you might have. Asking questions is for me, part of the fun. Even … Continue reading

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