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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

I bought them about 2 weeks ago at my TJs in Eagle Rock, CA

about 14 hours ago
MissBubbles in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

Yay for the pickled beets, great as a tangy sweet addition to salads or for making borscht. http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-fl...

Also yay for the Inca Corn. Like corn nuts only better. Also better than a similar item I used to buy at WF.
http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-fl...

about 18 hours ago
MissBubbles in Chains
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Does the Chef or do the Kitchen Staff at Restaurants Drink "On Duty"?

A glass of wine or beer in the last hour of service doesn't make you drunk. In fact I have noticed when cooking or doing anything in fact a little wine increases my accuracy and flow. Partly because I am not so wound up.

about 23 hours ago
MissBubbles in Not About Food

Vintage LA diners with great food

I heartily second this recommendation.

Best Quesadillas in L.A.!

Lengua Quesadilla from Sonia's Taco Truck in Eagle Rock. I love the cheese they use, super gooey but not greasy. And the Lengua just melds perfectly with it. http://www.yelp.com/biz/sonias-taco-t...

A Master List of The Oldest Surviving LA Restaurants

What a great list! So happy to see some of my local favs on this. Cindy's, Colombo's and Newcomb's ranch on here. In my 20 years in la I have been to over 50% of these, I'll have to check out the rest.

May 14, 2015
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

Long Beach deli or caterer for sandwich platter?

Agree Modica's!

May 13, 2015
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

Just a note, if you fly into Burbank at 5 on a weekday def try to eat around there. Traffic will be hellish whatever direction you take. It will prob take you over an hour to get to downtown LA or Valencia. You could head into Glendale right next door to Burbank for good Armenian food at Carousel. http://www.carouselrestaurant.com/ Where are you coming from if I may ask? Do you have any experience with navigating a huge spread out city with tons of traffic? If I was staying in Valencia I would plan on eating out there as getting into the city is a PIA.

May 13, 2015
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

LA student film in need of cheap catering/ easy food ideas!

About how much do you want to spend per head per day? What meals are you providing?

May 13, 2015
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

First sip of the day

Hot water with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and a tablespoon of honey. It's super hydrating her in parched CA. Then a cup of lavender black tea

May 07, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food

Am I the only one who lives in a magic house? A lighthearted look at ourselves & food safety

Sad to hear, I wondered where he went as I always enjoyed his posts.

May 07, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food

Am I the only one who lives in a magic house? A lighthearted look at ourselves & food safety

What happened to Sam?

May 06, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food

Elegant way to cover food outdoors?

May 01, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food

Elegant way to cover food outdoors?

May 01, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food

What makes a good host ?

30 min or so late on food no biggie, 2 hours is s bit much. My husband tends to do this when he is in charge of grilling and I have tried to make him start earlier since it drives me crazy. We always have plenty to eat/ drink in the meantime but no one wants to eat a big dinner after they have been snacking/drinking for 2 hours.

Apr 07, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food

Are you the main shopper/cook at home?

I do most of the shopping during the week but we both do all the cooking. On weekends we often shop together at Farmer's markets for the week. During the week I do fill in shopping at TJ's, Whole Foods & a couple local speciality stores we have. We love cooking together and trying out new ideas during the weekend. During the week we tend to keep it simple but I love inventing new ways to do that. Pasta sauces that are composed of leftovers or whatever is in the fridge/pantry. Using leftover grilled meat in Asian inspired noodle soup. The list goes on but we tend to do a lot of different combinations with leftovers and usual pantry staples.

Apr 07, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food

dinner host responsibilities

How hurtful to him. When I invite someone out to dinner I want them to order what they want. If someone declined an invite or felt constrained on ordering when easting with me I would be hurt. My job as a host is for my guests to be happy. If someone invites you out and then is silently judging you on what you order then they are the ones with the issues. Eating what you like isn't at odds with spending time with someone, the can coexist.

Feb 24, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food
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dinner host responsibilities

I agree, of course if someone has major restrictions it should be discussed beforehand otherwise the menu is fair game, keeping cost in mind of course. BTW most of the time & order only an app and a glass of wine so my whole meal might cost less than someone who orders an Entree and water.

dinner host responsibilities

If someone specifically requested I not order wine or pork with dinner I would comply with that (or pay for my own if the payment was an issue) but if it's not specifially called out a glass of wine with dinner really isn't any different than ordering coffee or tea. Wine, beer and some coctails go with food in way that nothing else really does. Your implication that it's all about not having alcohol (go off and drink from a flask WTF) is indicative that you really don't get this and only look at wine/beer/cocktail as a way to get tipsy and not the partner to food it can be.

dinner host responsibilities

I agree as long as they aren't ordering anything excessivly what does it matter what they order, beer, wine, tea etc. I am going to guess this treating booze different than other beverages is due to American puritanical views that consider wine or beer evil or not necessary to a good meal.

LA's Oldest Still-Thriving Restaurants

Yes! Love that place and it is def thriving.

Jan 20, 2015
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, January 2015 -- CHILI

I too would like to know this. Sounds like LA just isn't good for real Chili. Don't get me wrong I love the other type too but it's a different animal.

Jan 20, 2015
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

Retire where?

It's a rainshadow caused by the Olympic Mountains. http://www.komonews.com/weather/faq/4...

Jan 20, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food

Retire where?

Sequim & Port Angeles, WA. MY FIL retired there 10 years ago and it's amazing. If you live close to town it's walkable. It's in the blue hole so not too much rain, just enough weather to be pretty. Also second other recommendations on Portland, OR. Great walkable city, people are super friendly, very foodie and lovely weather to boot.

Jan 20, 2015
MissBubbles in Not About Food

"Swept" away by Scopa Italian Roots

It's a combo of beef & pork that Dave makes himself. He also has great fresh bread that has just the right amount of chew to stand up to the sauce but it's soft enough to wrap around the meatballs. My mouth is watering right now thinking about it. Anyway I am not an expert on meatball subs but it's for sure one of the best I have had an a damm amazing sandwich. He also makes a sandwich called the hodgepodge that adds pastrami to a meatball sub that takes it to another level. Add to that he makes his own pepper spread.

"Swept" away by Scopa Italian Roots

Jesse have you tried the meatball sub at Dave's in Eagle Rock?

Oct 16, 2014
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

darn, and it was the only sort of offal that I'd consider eating again because it's so incredibly delicious.

agreed. We should be going after the chicken farmers that cram their birds into cages one on top of another.

Oct 16, 2014
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

darn, and it was the only sort of offal that I'd consider eating again because it's so incredibly delicious.

Do a little reading how good Foie is produced rather than the knee jerk reaction everyone seems to have. When done right it's no more cruel than any other animal husbandry for human consumption. http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/12/th...

Oct 16, 2014
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

darn, and it was the only sort of offal that I'd consider eating again because it's so incredibly delicious.

Oct 15, 2014
MissBubbles in Los Angeles Area

darn, and it was the only sort of offal that I'd consider eating again because it's so incredibly delicious.

Ya, I started not ordering in restaurants a while ago when I realized how easy it was to make good. I like to order the pre sliced ones like the link below. Sear in a little butter then drizzle with really really good Balsamic. I like the Made in Canada Rougie as well.

http://www.gourmetfoodworld.com/Foie-...