Torta Ahogada

Oh Guadalajara how you delight my taste buds. Last week I was in Mexico for work and got to try some local treats. One such delight was the torta ahogada, a drowned sandwich which is submerged in a sauce make of dried chili peppers and/or tomato-based. The sandwiches are made with birote bread, a bread …

Cookie Monster = Me

This year I made almond spritz cookies for Christmas. I’ve always wanted to use a cookie press. Up until a few years ago, we had spritz cookie ornaments that my Mom had preserved with some sort of varnish. Sadly, after over twenty years of use they started to crumble and had to be thrown away. …

is it the sauce? yes, it is the sauce.

I am going to give you the sauce code. BBQ sauce is like a fine wine. Actually, it’s nothing like a fine wine, it’s more like the $7 bottle that you bought that turned out to be really versatile and yumzers. BBQ sauces are like excuses, everyone has one, sometimes nine. Most of the time they …

Rosemary Cookies

Its about time I post a rosemary recipe, and here it is Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with Tomato Jam from David Lebovitz’s Ready for Dessert. Although I enjoyed the cookies, I didn’t love the tomato jam with the cookies so I think I’ll try it on toast perhaps with some ricotta.

Pain d’Epi

We made Pain d’Epi (wheat stalk bread) after having some at Chez Panisse. We have no plans to go back to making french baguettes anymore, we like that this version lets us have more crust.  

Last Day in Cali

Was pretty awesome if you ask me. We started the day at the last winery on our list, which also turned out to be our favorite of the wineries we visited during our trip. A small one that gave you the code to the gate to get in. When we arrived we were greeted by a dog, …

your food is too rich

It was bound to happen. It was like a laser-guided meteor locked on to the center of the Earth. Impact was inevitable. If you spend enough time and money seeking out good food, eventually you are going to work your way ‘up’ to utter disappointment. You are going to go to one of those types of …

Healdsburg – Cali Day 4

The day started off biking to Bella Winery (about 11 miles north of our inn in Healdsburg). The scenery was so beautiful that we took too much time taking in the sights and realized we were only half-way there when it was 5 minutes before our tour and tasting was supposed to start. So we …

Cali Day 3

After a 13 mile run over the foggy Golden Gate bridge we picked up the rental car and made two very important food stops, one in the Castro for tacos al pastor and another at Saigon Sandwiches in the Tenderloin/Civic Center of course we got a vietnamese dessert drink to accompany our goodies and headed …