The Future of Grocery Shopping

Tapas

Tapas has been popular around the world for a long time, but only recently in the United States. You may have ordered Spanish Tapas as an appetizer or even as a small plate meal with several tapas. The word tapas translates as ‘cover’ or ‘lid’ in Spanish. It stems from the bar-room custom of serving a drink with a small… (more…)

New! A type of oysters on the half shell

  Much like wine, the flavor of oysters changes based on weather, region and method of cultivation. We’re lovers of oysters on the half shell. Not quite oysterholics, but we’re pretty close when we get cravings. The “official” term for an oyster lover is ostreaphile. We’ve tried raw oysters from all corners of

Terrific Belgian Meal and Great Beers

The other night we went to the Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe with good friends Roland and Heather. It was our first time there, and we’ll definitely be going back. One thing I like is they’re local local. Just three locations in the area. Roland and I have had more than one Belgian beer night at my house over the… (more…)

Kickin’ Ham Sandwich

This summer we bought two bushels of roasted green chili. Anaheim are the milder ones and Big Jim are closer to medium. They’re both excellent. We have bags and bags of quart-size ziplocs in the freezer. We recently had a taste for a different kind of ham sandwich. One that’s got some kick. Here it is:   Warm baguette Smoked ham

Fried Sausage Wrapped Hard Boiled Eggs

Fried Sausage Wrapped Hard Boiled Eggs.

Mmm. Surf and Turf.

Yep, this was our Christmas dinner, the one with just me and my honey. On the floor like Deana’s family tradition. We’d been looking forward to this for weeks and it did not let us down. Dungeness and regular crabs, boiled in salt and Cajun seasoning. Garlic & butter steamers/clams. Cajun steamed mussels, butter & garlic steamed mussels. Drawn butter… (more…)

Cheese Table

This was our lunch on a recent foodie night with family. Mont Enebro – Spain. This is a wonderful goat cheese with a Roquefort (blue cheese) rind. The blue cheese is not inside the cheese, but just on the outside. It’s terrific with the chocolate pita chips that add a little cocoa and salt flavor for a unique middle and… (more…)

Truffle here, truffle there

We’ve been enjoying our truffle adventure. Our truffleness got started about a year ago with when we first sampled some Sottocenere al Tartufo – Truffle Cheese at Cheese Importers in Longmont, CO. This has become our absolute favorite cheese. We always keep some in the fridge. When we have a craving for cheese, a mozzarella stick or cheddar cheese cube… (more…)

Our Own Indian Tacos – Chile Verde

If you scroll down, there’s a sweet surprise that’s so simple and delicious you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them. OK, now onto the tacos. Not sure why Santiago’s calls them Indian Tacos, we just know that’s our favorite from there. Problem is, the sauce they use is not so healthy and their pork is a bit fatty for us.… (more…)