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Cooking for One: A Widow's Challenge

A friend of mine just signed up for blue You can customize the dishes an for how many people and they send you everything you need except for salt & pepper... It was interesting to see them send 2 tbs of cream and small amount of cilantro, I only cook for one so this looks like a great thing to try... They had things like flank steak with roasted sun chokes and creamed spinach & Thai chix meatballs with red curry

Nov 16, 2014
Trufflebaby in Home Cooking

Bottega Americano--New Spot in Thomas Jefferson Law School Dowtown

Went for a late lunch on Sunday after reading about it here Food was amazing! Charcuterie with duck prosciutto and salami with black truffles, a triple creme cheese, and a nice Gorgonzola and one other that I forgot ,then we split the arugula pizza with figs and speck , corn ravioli and the hangar steak with roasted fingerling potatoes... Spaghetti and meatballs for the chow pup in our group which were also delicious!

Then the chocolate bundino for dessert. Nice size on the portions

I am still dreaming about the corn ravioli!

Sep 08, 2014
Trufflebaby in San Diego

I'm craving...

Burrata with heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil and balsamic
Stone crab
Chino farms corn and baby eggplant
Burger at Nine Ten with their half baked choc cake with caramel and ice cream
Chocolate cupcakes w, caramel from Eclipse
Carnitas snack shack for carnitas and their corn salad
More carnitas!

Aug 08, 2014
Trufflebaby in San Diego

Two measly nights in SD

I was at carnitas snack shack last Friday around 2:30 pm (fresh off the plane from Boston). Absolutely no line and only about 5 or 6 of the tables around back were occupied

Definitely worth the trip. :-)

Feb 12, 2014
Trufflebaby in San Diego

What's for Dinner #261 - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Edition [through 12/18/2013]

Which Italian specialty store did you go to?

Dec 20, 2013
Trufflebaby in Home Cooking

Who makes your favorite cheese fries?

Love the train wreck fries at Ashmont grille... Cheese , sour cream , bacon and fresh jalapeƱos!

Yum! When I make them at home I use the alexia sweet potato fries

Last lunch in San Diego?

Heading to the airport tonight and looking for lunch recommendation! I usually go to nine ten / cafe Chloe when I'm here. We're in del mar right now and not adverse to a little drive

Jul 24, 2012
Trufflebaby in San Diego

Had my first speed's dog today !

I''ll have to try it with hot sauce! Love spicy!

I couldn' believe all the food trucks they had there! Didn't realize Boston had so many - I always thought it was a California thing!

How was the grilled cheese ?

Had my first speed's dog today !

Found the truck at the SoWa market today ! Now I know what all the fuss is about.... I'm a speed's convert!

Temecula Wineries Help Needed

I like Maurice Carrie for their sweeter whites - especially their riesling! and of course Thorton for their champange tasting and bread w. goat cheese

Jul 14, 2011
Trufflebaby in San Diego

Need a little chowhound help - am going down to Sanibel next month

Just got home yesterday after a long weekend and it's so pretty down there, can't wait to go back! Weather was perfect, but am very suprised how little beachfront bars and dining there is

Thanks to Chowhound we were able to have some pretty decent meals. I wasn't able to sell the picky eater in our group on Thistle Lodge- we had to go to Pinchers Crab shack as a compromise ( stone crab there was good but service not so much - had to wait almost an hour for our order and this was sitting at the bar) and vacation is about making compromises.... I can't dictate where we go all the time, right ?? (although I did try

We did get to the Lazy Flamingo for lunch ( great fried grouper sandwiches) Island Cow for breakfast, Mucky Duck for drinks and view and the Timbers for an all crab dinner ( stone crab appetizer, crab cake appetizer and a cup of their crab bisque)

Am very glad I live up here.. Stone crab is an expensive addiction ( $15 for 2 claws) but it is so very good

Thanks again for all your help! ;-)

Mucky Duck
Andy Rosse Ln SW, Captiva, FL 33924

Lazy Flamingo
6520 Pine Ave Ste C, Sanibel, FL 33957

Feb 15, 2011
Trufflebaby in Florida

Salted Caramel in Jacksonville/Orlando (or in between)

Fran's makes an incredible salted caramel. They're based in Seattle, but if you call them, they will tell you who sells them in your area...

Feb 08, 2011
Trufflebaby in Florida

Need a little chowhound help - am going down to Sanibel next month

Hi Florida Girl!

Don't worry, I don't take offense easily.... chain restaurants have their place and are not all bad, but what's the point of traveling if you don't try something you can't get at home ?! Thank god for chowhound and all the great recommendations I've gotten here over the years

And we're a balmy 35 degrees up here in Boston.... not quite pool weather but almost... maybe if it goes up another 5 degrees or so ..... :-)

Feb 07, 2011
Trufflebaby in Florida

Need a little chowhound help - am going down to Sanibel next month

Can't wait! My mouth is watering just thinking about the stone crab claws.. Thanks for the tip on Ellington's -sounds like fun and I love listening to live jazz.

Feb 06, 2011
Trufflebaby in Florida

Need a little chowhound help - am going down to Sanibel next month

I'm just happy to go somewhere that doesn't have 5' of snow so Florida is looking pretty good right about now. Thanks for recommendations! Thistle Lodge looks gorgeous. Can't wait to try these places out!

Feb 06, 2011
Trufflebaby in Florida

EL Chinese real and excellent Chinese in Fort Myers...Dim Sum! Cuddle Fish!

Thanks for the tip! I'll be down that way in a couple of weeks and dim sum sounds good to me

Feb 05, 2011
Trufflebaby in Florida

Need a little chowhound help - am going down to Sanibel next month

Wow... didn't realize it was so bad down there that there would be no answers! Am crossing Fl off my list for future!

Jan 18, 2011
Trufflebaby in Florida

Need a little chowhound help - am going down to Sanibel next month

Am just headed down to get a little sun and some temperatures above 30 degrees and decent meals down there would be a bonus.

I did a search on the boards and there doesn't seem to be much new info... Everyone mentions Doc's, the Bubble Room, Sweet Melissa's (is it even there anymore?) and McT's but they all seem to be pretty bad for food.

Am going with at least one picky eater (no onions, plain grilled chicken, no sauce... ) and one adventerous eater - (escargot, good wines)

Am looking for some Fl shrimp and \ or stone crabs, any happy hours with good drinks, good burgers or just a nice place that uses local ingredients.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

Jan 16, 2011
Trufflebaby in Florida

Chino Farms

and I almost forgot the radishes!!

May 22, 2010
Trufflebaby in San Diego

Chino Farms

Was there last Saturday and got some sweet strawberries, baby carrots, and potatoes. Everything was delicious!

May 22, 2010
Trufflebaby in San Diego

Who delivers Easter Baskets (Besides the Easter Bunny, of course)

Thanks for the help! I'll be sure to check out the website!

Mar 28, 2010
Trufflebaby in San Diego

Who delivers Easter Baskets (Besides the Easter Bunny, of course)

Does anyone know of a place in the San Diego area that makes up and delivers Easter baskets? Am looking to get one for my 5yr old nephew in Escondido !

Did a quick check of Eclipse and Chuao but didn't see anything on their sites,

Mar 27, 2010
Trufflebaby in San Diego

Haunted Restaurants?

In honor of Halloween, are there any new ones to add to the list ???

Oct 31, 2009
Trufflebaby in Not About Food

Where can I find garlic scapes ?

I just tried Whole Foods in Dedham today. None left!

Where can I find garlic scapes ?

Are there any local farm stands or farmer's markets on the South Shore that carry them ?

happy hour -- fleming's

If you're going to start a petition to reform liquor distribution laws here in MA I'd be happy to sign! I think it's crazy that I can't get a bottle of my favorite sauvignon blanc shipped from Napa to me in Boston !

Donut shops in San Diego

Love Petersons for donuts! That's one of my nephew's favorite places to go! He always picks out vanilla w. sprinkles for himself then when we get home, he eats my chocolate donut instead!

I've learned to buy an extra one and hide it from him otherwise he'd eat that one too!

Sep 02, 2009
Trufflebaby in San Diego

San Diego Vacation (with kids)

The staff at Barbarella in la jolla was wonderfull w. my then 3 1/2 yr nephew... He was very cranky and we were on the verge of taking him outside when the hostess came over. She was very nice to him... gave him toys and a little stuffed animal to play with while he was there which got him quieted down enough for us to finish dinner.

Jul 22, 2009
Trufflebaby in San Diego

Escondido Chow help.... ;-)

Thanks for the help eveyone! The 10 days out there went by way too fast (with a side trip to Vegas - but that's another post!)

I am glad I don't live out in San Diego only for the fact that I made my first visit to Ecliipse Chocolates..... and would be there everyday for the chocolate cupcake w. caramel and sea salt. which would then cause me to gain about 100lbs! We tried the S'more cupcake which was good but the Caramel chocolate one was over the top \ i've seen god good! Is is wrong to dream about a cupcake?

Oct 11, 2008
Trufflebaby in California

Vegas & Craftsteak ...... how much will it cost me??

I have to say our waiters were excellent! they listened to our likes and dislikes and tailored the tastng accordingly. I never felt rushed and we were half hour late for our reservation (I was down at the Wynn - winning at the roulette wheel and not watching the time! I did call cause I still had to go back to my hotel and change) They were very accomodating even though the place was packed!

Oct 11, 2008
Trufflebaby in Las Vegas