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Wanted: Over oven built-in Convection Oven (not microwave)

I get what you mean. If you find something let me know, although, my husband is divorcing me, so there are no home improvements on the horizon--just survival right now.

Nov 15, 2014
chezron in Cookware

I'm craving...

I am craving raw oysters

Sep 26, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Beet Kvass

I know I can make this, but i would prefer to buy it already made, at least, for awhile. Do you know where in SD I can buy Beet Kvass?

Sep 26, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Grass-fed Beef Brisket in San Diego

Do you know where I can buy grass-fed beef brisket meat in San Diego? I want to try a delicious recipe I found on Chowhound.

Sep 17, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Is Action Bronson the Next Anthony Bourdain?

Anthony Bourdain is also sexy. Bronson, not so much.

Sep 11, 2014
chezron in Features

Little Italy Al Fresco Short Date Ideas

What does "grok chevron's specificity vis-a-vis LI" mean?

Aug 21, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Little Italy Al Fresco Short Date Ideas

I am going on my first short and sweet intro-date in the early afternoon on Saturday. Where can we go in Little Italy where we can park pretty easily (is it possible?), and enjoy a short meeting to see if there is something worth pursuing?…
Outdoors would be nice, light and casual place with inexpensive options. Cafe, coffee place--that kind of thing. Not too heavy. Do you know what I mean?

Aug 20, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Local Casual Outside Breakfast Place Ocean View

Thanks McGrath!

Aug 10, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Local Casual Outside Breakfast Place Ocean View

I am looking for a breakfast hangout place. It needs to be a locally owned joint with outside tables and have an ocean view. I have been to Brockton Villa but i would like something more casual than that.

Aug 10, 2014
chezron in San Diego

California's Oldest Farmers' Market Is Diverse and a Tad Funky

I used to live a couple of blocks away and I have fond memories of the Alemany Farmers Market.

Jul 12, 2014
chezron in Features

Best Fish Sauce

Red Boat it is!

Jul 12, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Wanted: Over oven built-in Convection Oven (not microwave)

No I did not. I need to look further.

Jun 18, 2014
chezron in Cookware

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

A pesticide kills pests. Weeds are pests that Roundup kills. It is a pesticide and more specifically a herbicide. Look it up. Propylene (not ethylene) oxide is the "pasteurization" treatment used on nuts.
"Propylene oxide, also used in making polyurethane foams, antifreeze and hydraulic fluid, has been classified as a probable human carcinogen. And while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently allows PPO treatment of nuts, it has also made moves to ban the fumigant twice." I will not argue the minutiae with you. I just prefer to eat healthy food. You eat that other crap if you want. Have fun.

Jun 10, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

Hey, just getting started! Panda Express: eggs from factory farmed chickens kept in darkness and filth and fed gmo feed. They pack in the chickens so they don't have room to move and cut off their beaks because they are insane because of the crowded conditions. Cornstarch from gmo corn heavily sprayed with roundup and other pesticides that cause cancer and a host of other health problems.

So yeah, I am going to eat at home where I know where my food comes from. My chicken eggs come from the Dutch couple down the street who have chickens running around their yard eating bugs.

Jun 10, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

Panda Express let's see…Farmed shrimp fed antibiotics and gmo feed housed in some disgusting polluted enclosure, and honey laced with high fructose corn syrup shipped from China, and walnuts sprayed with pesticides and treated with Propylene oxide, a known carcinogen, and milk from cows fed gmo feed and given antibiotics and bovine somatotropic hormone which gives them cancer…NICE!!!!! That's Not what I want to eat.

Compare that to my dinner:

Wild Locally caught shrimp, Raw organic honey, raw organic milk, and locally grown organic green onions. Served with home grown arugula salad with organic raw milk gorgonzola cheese, locally sourced organic bacon, and walnuts in an organic maple syrup glaze.

Jun 10, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

Just had THE best huge shrimp from Catalina Offshore. They were 10 per pound and caught down in Baja. They were the best shrimp I have ever had! I made honey walnut fried shrimp. OMG

Jun 09, 2014
chezron in San Diego

New Good Knives (or old)

A quality product that will last, and that stays sharp, probably costs more and that is fine.

May 26, 2014
chezron in Cookware

New Good Knives (or old)

Not really sure why I said the knife should cut paper. Anyway, I guess I wanted to know some good knives that stay sharp and cut tomatoes without squishing them. I am having a visceral reaction to synthetic materials and I hope there are great knives still made with just metal and wood. I cook mostly main dish type meals, meats, fish, and salads. I like to experiment with dishes from other countries: Mexico, India, China, and Morocco.

May 26, 2014
chezron in Cookware

New Good Knives (or old)

I want good knives that cut peppers, tomatoes, and paper. I want them to cut all of the time. Please suggest knives that are not plastic. I want metal and wood. I really do not want anything hi-tech. I want basic good knives that work.

May 24, 2014
chezron in Cookware

It's Taco Tuesday! Make These Pan-Fried Tilapia Tacos

Use a different fish that isn't farmed. Farmed fish is raised on gmo feed and antibiotics.

May 14, 2014
chezron in Features

Best Fish Sauce

So I go to Whole Foods because they normally sell Red Boat, and they were out! I didn't feel like wading through rush hour traffic to go to another store, so I used the oil from a jar of anchovies. I was making Shaking Beef and bok choy and shiitake mushrooms. It turned out well. Since I don't know what fish sauce tastes like, I have no idea if this was a dumb idea or not.

May 14, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Best Fish Sauce

Sure there is, if the ingredients are only anchovies and salt -- guaranteed non-GMO

May 13, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Best Fish Sauce

Maybe i am missing something, but i doubt sugar was in the original recipes for fish sauce. Did they even have sugar so long ago?

May 13, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Best Fish Sauce

Sugar is the ingredient I am worried about. Cane sugar is fine, beet sugar (most sugar) is not. I think, though, if the sauce is made in another country it is far safer to assume there are no GMOs, as compared to being made in THIS country, where unless it specifically says, "organic", "non-GMO" or "cane sugar" it is assuredly GMO.

May 13, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Best Fish Sauce

I am completely clueless about fish sauce. I want to try a recipe for Shaking Beef and it calls for fish sauce. What brand should I purchase? I want to make sure it is non-GMO.

May 12, 2014
chezron in General Topics

why not the whole egg in Caesar dressing?

I get my eggs from the local farmers market. I am not worried at all. It would be different if I bought factory farmed eggs, sold by the millions at every grocery store. First of all, I wouldn't eat them, but if I did, I sure would heat treat them first.

May 05, 2014
chezron in Home Cooking

why not the whole egg in Caesar dressing?

I hate to waste the white. I used a whole raw egg last night and I was just wondering...

May 04, 2014
chezron in Home Cooking

why not the whole egg in Caesar dressing?

Why not put the whole egg in Caesar dressing? The recipe calls for just the yolk and I was wondering what would be wrong with putting the whole egg in?

May 04, 2014
chezron in Home Cooking

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

Thanks RB Hound! I do love Catalina Offshore, especially since Whole Foods sells so much farmed fish now. I will never buy farmed fish!

Apr 25, 2014
chezron in San Diego

What grocery store has FRESH organic pasta?

Hi Ela,
I want to start making my own but i don't have the roller and the pasta cutter attachments yet, and they are pricey. Definitely will buy them in the future! thx

Apr 24, 2014
chezron in San Diego