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Lunch in Venice area....?

Went to Centanni because that was the suggestion of the people we visited. It was okay.

May 17, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Lunch in Venice area....?

Casual but good this Saturday?

May 11, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Cooking Classes in L.A.

Some community colleges offer classes in culinary arts.

May 11, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

New Coke product?

No, and won't. I drink mexican coke made with sugar in the glass bottles.

May 05, 2015
OCEllen in General Topics

WHERE TO BUY SMOKED TUNA IN TUCSON,AZ.

Most Whole Foods stores have it.

May 05, 2015
OCEllen in Southwest

What items do you wish Trader Joe's would make/stock?

The sesame honey sticks they used to have in the nut area. They were my parrot's favorite treat!

May 03, 2015
OCEllen in Chains
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What items do you wish Trader Joe's would make/stock?

Yes, the duck breasts were great!

May 03, 2015
OCEllen in Chains

Foods that make you sick?

Honestly, I have no idea. Growing older perhaps; I'm now in my 60's.

May 03, 2015
OCEllen in Not About Food

Foods that make you sick?

Seem to no longer have the problem Yay!

May 02, 2015
OCEllen in Not About Food

Corn Fungus (Huitlacoche)

Curious as to where you were able to order morels? (Fresh?)

Apr 28, 2015
OCEllen in Home Cooking

Fresh English Peas

Mother's Markets here in OC have had them for awhile.

Apr 17, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Watery marinara sauce w fresh tomatoes

You can also cut up and roast the tomatoes in the oven for a bit at 400 - 450 to reduce the juiciness. I regularly do this and freeze in bagged portions for all kinds of recipes.

Per Capita Wine Consumption by Country

Vatican City No.1? Drunken priests?

Apr 10, 2015
OCEllen in Wine

I humidified our condo by boiling water in a Dutch oven every day this winter......

Get a gallon of white vinegar and soak the pot overnight.

Apr 10, 2015
OCEllen in Cookware
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Taco Maria brick + mortar 1st Report, Costa Mesa - Excellent Tasting Menu

Carnitas and pescado and a sort of liquidy salad sort of thing - all was delicious!

Apr 09, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Taco Maria brick + mortar 1st Report, Costa Mesa - Excellent Tasting Menu

Lunch was delicious!

Can Music Change the Way Your Wine Tastes?

Love this article!

Apr 05, 2015
OCEllen in Wine

Taco Maria brick + mortar 1st Report, Costa Mesa - Excellent Tasting Menu

Latest on lunch there? May be in the area tomorrow.

Apr 01, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Orange County -- Can't-miss markets, bakeries, butchers, etc.?

Looking for whole cut up rabbit, do they carry them?

Mar 27, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

TJ's has NO walnuts for another 3 or so months - now where?

What are chud spores?

Mar 22, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Anyone else hate the new Saveur makeover, or is it just me?

I used to save each issue now I give them to my parrot who loves to shred cheap magazines.

Poll: Favorite everyday glassware?

Duralex in various sizes for everything including wine. I like a small glass and have broken more stemmed glasses than I can count so Duralex it is!

Mar 21, 2015
OCEllen in Cookware

Good Oysters around North OC?

Mar 19, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Good Oysters around North OC?

Sure miss long gone Ways & Means! Suggestions here and now?

Mar 18, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Store bought Salmon Burger for grill?

TJ's frozen ones are tasty and will hold up to careful grilling. I do wish they were a little thicker.

Mar 10, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Ideas for 1 cup of leftover grated orange zest?

Definitely freeze it in small portions. It's great to have around!

Mar 01, 2015
OCEllen in General Topics

Where can one buy Watermelon Radish's in Orange County

I think you will have to find someone at a farmer's market who grows them in season.

Feb 27, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Are tank lobsters any good?

I once bought a lobster out of a tank that had shrunken within it's shell! Ie. starved!

Feb 26, 2015
OCEllen in General Topics

Cooking for a Very Hungry, Slightly Picky Crowd

Lamb or chicken stew, make the day before?

Feb 22, 2015
OCEllen in Home Cooking
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Family Style, tasting menu or prix fixe for party of 12

In OC, Taco Maria in Costa Mesa or Playground in Santa Ana.

Jan 30, 2015
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area