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Orange County Honey Producer?

south coast farms in SJC stocks seasonal honey from bee-keepers. not sure the name of the company that the bee-keepers work for.

Oct 13, 2012
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

Take out in San Clemente

Thai Paradise Restaurant
3551 Camino Mira Costa, San Clemente, CA 92672-3504
(949) 489-9914‎

LaRaccos Pizza is great because you can walk in and order great NY style pizza by the slice and also there is Pizza Port, I suggest bringing the kids to Pizza port because they have arcade games for kids and really really good beer for the adults.

Billy's seafood and Tina and Vince on Del Mar for sandwhiches that you can take back to the house or the beach beacause it's on Del Mar street the "main drag"

Chronic tacos is really good and near by the Rainbow sandels outlet store also Pedros is a Taco stand and drive thru that is awesome with kiddos.

Bagel Shack for sweet breakfast bagels and Pipes for huge awesome breakfast burritos on El Camino Real
Hope you will enjoy my town. It is sooo nice today. I'll cross my fingers you get good weather.

Feb 22, 2010
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

Best Fajitas in LA

i could be terribly mistaken but i think i had good shrimp fajitas at el cholo?! don't remember them being amazing ;(

Jan 04, 2007
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

osso bucco w/o veal or lamb

thanks ya'll. I'm excited to try and i'll let you know how "turkey leg osso" turns out!

Jan 04, 2007
allecat22 in Home Cooking

osso bucco w/o veal or lamb

I'm not a picky eater but my s/o is. Are their any good recommendations for recipes with less gamy meat like beef or pork? Thanks for your help!

Jan 04, 2007
allecat22 in Home Cooking

Beef jerky

....i haven't used balsamic! thats a good idea

paprika, salt, garlic, powder, lots of good black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried leaf oregano, dried thyme, liquid smoke and a dash of brown sugar- not too much or it will turn out like a spicy teriyaki

i usually just eye-ball it. good luck

Dec 20, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

Favorite Spots to Walk In or sit at the Bar/Counter/Communal Table

DITO!

Dec 20, 2006
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

great pizza in west l.a - yes. it's true.

their spinach is yummy!

Nov 27, 2006
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

...shrimp cocktail, i need an amazing recipe!

I'm throwing a baby shower and the soon to be momma loves shrimp. What's your best shrimp cocktail recipe? I'll probably cook the shrimp one or two days before. Any suggestions on boiling vs broiling and storing cooked shrimp; will cooked shrimp dry out?

Nov 08, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

Gourmet Garbage

Spring rolls with peanut butter sauce.

Nov 07, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

Gourmet Garbage

They've actually come out with refried black beans with no fat that are amazing, i'll get back to you with the brand.

Nov 07, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

Baking a cake, even tops...?

This will almost always happen. Whenever baking with thicker batter, like banana bread, I pour along the sides of the pan and it comes out with less of a bump on top

Nov 07, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

your best meals that freeze well?!?

wow!

Nov 07, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

your best meals that freeze well?!?

Yes, I do understand this as I have curdled scalloped potatoes during the cooking process before even getting to the freezer. My potatoes lost any sort of texture, the sauce actually held up fine because I reheated them in the oven. Maybe I'll use different potatoes. Do you have any fool proof freezer recipes?

Nov 07, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

your best meals that freeze well?!?

I cooked scalloped potatoes two weeks ago and was excited to take them out of the freezer and eat them with my pork roast, but they reheated soooo poorly! I'm looking for good recipes that are freezer friendly. I'm interested in all kinds of food so please don't hold back....thanks!

Nov 07, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

recipe for tres leches cake please

I'm throwing a baby shower and the mom to be likes tres leches cake! I would like to test some recipes before baking it for the event. Can you please send some good recipes for this cake my way! Thanks a bunch

Nov 02, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

Best diner

They never seem to get their act together. I saw an "A" rating on their door once for a 'bout a week and was tempted to try this place. Before I could get my foot in the door is was back to a "C" rating. I've lived next to this place for a couple of years and more often than not it's under par with regulations. I'll skip the food poisoning!

Oct 19, 2006
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

costco pizza

FYI ~ I work around the corner from Costco, the Signal Hill location. I was there on my lunch break picking up photos I had ordered and decided to grab a slice of pizza at their very busy fast food counter. I'm happy to report that their pepperoni pizza was very good! $1.99 for a big slice or $10 for a huge 18" pizza.

Oct 19, 2006
allecat22 in Chains

Which foods taste better organic?

I had the best baking potato I've ever had last night! It was so rich and creamy even with out all the fat. I don't know if it was certified organic but I got if from a farmers market.

Oct 17, 2006
allecat22 in General Topics

cream pie... rich but not heavy?

thanks for all your suggestions!

Oct 17, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

New restaurants in Santa Monica?

La Seranata De Gerribaldi~ mexican
Fritto Misto~ italian
LaCachette~french
Melisse~french
Valentino~italian

Oct 17, 2006
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

cream pie... rich but not heavy?

I'm looking for really good vanilla custard for a banana cream pie. It's my Grandpa’s favorite so I don't want to disappoint him. I would like to make the base, vanilla custard, rich and flavorful but not too thick, any suggestions.

Oct 16, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

newbie brunch

Prosecco to go with the OJ for sure! Make sure your presentations looks good, it adds so much to your meal and will even make the food taste better! Get some cheap but pretty platters and napkins, pick up some flowers from the market, make sure your house smells good (even if your not baking), put on some Norah Jones in your c.d. player and your guest will be wowed. Entertaining can be a lot of work but, you can do a great job even with out a lot of time on your hands; you just need to stay organized. Good luck!

Oct 16, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

Really good chocolate pudding cake

Paula Dean on the food network~ (foodtv.com) has good individual molten lava cakes that I've always been happy with.

Oct 16, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

Best diner

I live right by Dolores's restauarnt. They always have a "c" or "B" rating posted on their door.

Oct 16, 2006
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

lunch places near long beach airport

Wow, this will surely help! Thanks!

Oct 11, 2006
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

delivery to West L.A. , what's good?

Thanks for the recs!

Oct 11, 2006
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

marble bread!!!! pumpkin variety

yeah! will make it asap and let you know how it turns out! thanks

Oct 11, 2006
allecat22 in Home Cooking

delivery to West L.A. , what's good?

Work in west l.a. and I don't always bring my own lunch, where should I order delivery from? I'm also trying not to break the bank; usually order salads from Earth, Wind and Flour and curry form Thai Fresh. I'm in to all kinds of food! Thanks.

Oct 10, 2006
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area

Italian, Chinese, Japanese or American Pre-Theater in Westwood?

Although I’m not familiar with them, there's lots of Italian restaurants on Westwood blvd just south of Wilshire. Do you have a car or do you want to walk? I’d check out some other postings for the Westwood area if you don't get more responses.

Oct 10, 2006
allecat22 in Los Angeles Area