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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

What grocery store has FRESH organic pasta?

Thank you Ikeg

Apr 23, 2014
chezron in San Diego

What grocery store has FRESH organic pasta?

What grocery store has FRESH organic pasta? Jimbo's, Whole Foods?

Apr 23, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Salt-free Potato Chips -- No Canola & No Cottonseed Oil

I found some! Gibble's Potato Chips cooked in LARD with NO SALT!

Hallelujah!

The boys will be so happy!

Apr 04, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Salt-free Potato Chips -- No Canola & No Cottonseed Oil

cstr,
The chips are really a treat for my parrots. And, I too have come to prefer the taste of no-salt potato chips. They are much better than flavor and oil-less rice cakes. I am still looking.

Apr 04, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Salt-free Potato Chips -- No Canola & No Cottonseed Oil

I used to eat salt-free Kettle chips but they started making them with CANOLA oil, so I am looking for salt-free potato chips made with sunflower oil.

Oils I will not consume are CANOLA and COTTONSEED OIL, any other oils are fine. Thanks!

Apr 04, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Source for organic pork in San Diego Grocery Stores

I mistakenly bought Beeler's Bacon thinking the pigs were raised with non-GMO feed, but they are not. I contacted the company and they feed their pigs GMO feed. I will not be buying Beeler's Bacon again. I will look into Solana Beach Sprouts. The Sprouts in La Mesa is REALLY BAD and sells almost NOTHING organic!

Mar 21, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Source for organic pork in San Diego Grocery Stores

I am having a difficult time finding organic pork at San Diego grocery stores. I have been to Whole Foods and Jimbos and they do not carry organic pork. Most pigs are fed gmo corn and consequently are sick animals. I want to stay away from sick meat. Do you know a source for organic pork in the San Diego area?

Mar 13, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Why is Trader Joe's Sushi so off-putting?

It is not you Grant! TJ sushi is totally disgusting! It RESEMBLES sushi. The rice is gloppy and pasty. The fillings are cheap and heavily processed and fake. The seaweed is wet and slimy.

I HATE TJ SUSHI!

I have been passing it by like a black hole in the store for YEARS!

Mar 04, 2014
chezron in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

It is wide rice noodles and tofu, and vegetables with a soy-based sauce. I usually have some homemade grass-fed beef bone broth and tallow I use instead of the sauce. The sodium listed on the package is 390 with 5 servings. No way do you get 5 servings! I DO add sliced beef sometimes.

Mar 04, 2014
chezron in Chains