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Trader Joe's Olive Suggestions?

I like the tub of mixed olives in the refrigerated section. Very convenient for picnics.

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1 day ago
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

I am still get a sketchy feeling about the shrimp ones, but I really enjoy the tofu ones. They are great for a light lunch.

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Dec 17, 2014
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

LOL!! Yeah. The veggie tray gets a YAY from me too, although I also tend to consider it just enough for one... LOL!!

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Dec 17, 2014
Dommy in Chains

Farmer's Market LA (Fairfax & 3rd) - What to eat?

For anyone next time... Four Cafe up the street from the Farmers Market has great breakfasts, salads and soups.

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Dec 16, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- TAMALES

I love that thing. You can take it to the Dodger Game and it still warm. :)

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L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- TAMALES

Actually it probably did. There are tamale machines that come out with those tube tamales. I actually kind of like them. Every now and then I get a craving of those canned hormel ones...

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Dec 14, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- TAMALES

It looks kinda greasy for bristol farms..ick.

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Dec 14, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Best Lobster Roll in LA?

I so wanted to love Connie and Teds. By far it was the best cooked lobster in a roll that I've had. But we make our own and always add a shake of old bay. So compared to that, The Connie and Ted's version fell flat and I perfer the Lobsta Truck's.

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Dec 11, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Guerrilla Tacos Revisited (A Photo Story and Review)

I KNOW!! I just can never get my butt in gear. One of these days! :D

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Dec 11, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Guerrilla Tacos Revisited (A Photo Story and Review)

I admit, while I've never been to Guerrilla Tacos, I am a fan of what some might consider 'fussy' tacos. In a sense, The flavors of yucatecan tacos probably are at play at this evolution. In Yucatan, it's just not meat and tortilla. It's bean paste. it's pickles. it's cheese. it's salsa on the meat. salsa to top it all off. Tacos are little packets of flavor that are not only served at restaurants, but made at home with whatever you have on hand. When Kogi first came out, many people 'didn't get it'. I LOVED it. Contrasts of flavors and textures is what Mexican food is all about.

Again, I don't speak for all Mexicans or taco lovers, but even in Mexico, Tacos, especially at restaurants are a universale food. In Mexico there ARE fancy tacos. There are Homey tacos. There are Tacos of great reverance (That is why Most tacos here are mediocre (Tortillas here play a big factor in that). The Taquero greats of Mexico do just fine. Most 'taqueros' here are born of necessity and drive, not skill and history. I would LOVE someone to do a film like Jiro Dreams of Sushi. To Don Miguel Tiene Suenos de Tripas

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The Best Take Out Windows (ie Top Round & Horse Theif)

It was really GOOD. I actually am pretty sensitive to salt so I was concerned about the sodium count, but actually the Ramen Noodle bun is a great counterpoint to the salty shoyu glaze. The Miso fries however, very salty.

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Dec 10, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

The Best Take Out Windows (ie Top Round & Horse Theif)

Well since we have actually fostered a few more pups... We have also discovered take out window at...

The original Ramen Burger. I am a noodle fiend so this combo just spoke to me and I love it. It's a bit messy go eat standing up but the pups like catching the drippings...

Also Ceverteca in Culver City. Actually taco trucks and tables are great with pups ( the Shepusky LOVED the Japadog because she got Bonito snacks) but Ceveteca has wonderful aguas frescas and seating.

Where can I find just plain chicken stock?

Of course, it depends on the size of the dog and the amount fed because in stock the onion is diluted. Still, it's never a good idea to use commercial stocks for Dogs. Instead, it's very easy to make bone broth in the crock pot and freeze it in small containers. Here is an excellent guide:

http://www.theartofdog.com/articles/B...

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Dec 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- TAMALES

GREAT! :D

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Dec 02, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- TAMALES

Yep! There is also rice flour tamales as well...

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Dec 02, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Best pecan pie in LA?

Ooo!! I have to try the Sweet Lady Jane Cherry Pie... I also love the pies at Susie Cakes. There is one near my work now and I fight the temptation EVERY DAY to head down their for their mini pies...

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Dec 01, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Manuka Honey

Trader Joes. Sprouts Markets. Bird Pick Tea Shops

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TAMALES, NOT MEXICAN

Remember, Mexico is a pretty large country and there are various Tamale types. You might want to try the Yucatecan Tamales Colados. They have a much lighter masa, strained and quite favorful fillings of turkey and tomato. I like them from the Flor de Yucatan Bakery on Vermont near Hoover...

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Dec 01, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Organix in Eagle Rock - Groceries, Vegan Sandiwiches, and Such

They kinda know what they are doing... It's run by the same folks that ran the much missed Figuera Produce market. :((

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Nov 30, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

YAY!! I picked one up today! They had quite a few in Culver City...

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Nov 30, 2014
Dommy in Chains

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- Voting

Have you had a tamale colado? A Tamale Horneado? A Brazo de Reyna? A Nacatamal? A chocolate straberry tamal? There are lots of variations, not just the the corn husk ones...

The only thing I will say, Tamales are rather heavy, so it's hard to have more than a few at a sitting...

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L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- Voting

It's actually an pretty common old skool dish. Tommy's has one that is pretty good... :D

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Nov 29, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

WOW!! That sounds fabulous! It's in the frozen section right?

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Nov 29, 2014
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 (Part II) [OLD]

Generally I love Moscato d'Astis... Lately some have been sickly sweet... so I I'll have to give this a shot! :D

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Nov 29, 2014
Dommy in Chains

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- Voting

Tamales are actually eaten through out the month because the Mexican Holiday Calendar is so long. There is the start of advent. Then the Day of La Virgin de Guadalupe (HUGE day!) and then Posadas. And remember, Mexican celebrate most on 24th leading up to midnite mass. So tamales are prepped for week ahead at another party... Tamaladas! It also reaches into the new year with the Three Kings day and then Candelaria. Tamales all play a big part in all these celebration, sweet, savory, individual size and family size. The only problem with trying all the wonderful tamales in this city at so many different places this month is that you guys will miss the opportunity to get a Mucbil Pollo from La Flor de Yucatan, it's specially for the Day of the Dead. But the Tamale Hornadeo from Chichen Itza is a good replacement.

And that is just the Mexican tamales! There is Salvadoran, Guatamalan and of course the famous NacaTamal!! ;D

BTW, at Capital Burger you CAN get an awesome Tamale+Chili... ;)

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Nov 29, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- Voting

I love chili... but honestly there is no better month for TAMALES!

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Nov 29, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Food Processor vs Mandoline vs Knife --> Au Gratin Potatoes

For sauerkraut you can use the food processor disk. Quarter the cabbage and feed in, the slices will be the perfect thickness.

For Mandoline, we have the OXO one and a Ceramic Kyocera. Both work great for slicing potatoes. In fact, we used The Mandoline to make Scalloped potatoes just yesterday!

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Nov 28, 2014
Dommy in Cookware

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- Nominations

Absolutely... TAMALES!!!

Nov 25, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Grand Central Market Tour (Eggslut, G&B, McConnell’s, Belcampo)

WOW! Great round up!! :DDD Did you guys see the yarn bomb in the back?! Some of my work is there. :D

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Nov 25, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Has anyone seen 'nduja for sale in Southern CA?

Yes. It was the Baccalone

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Nov 21, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area