Saturday, November 27, 2010

Elizabethan Desserts: A Revisit... Finally.

D. and I are trying harder to get our Christmas shopping act together. We've done the last-minute bit a few times and we never really had a problem, but we just don't want to deal with the stress of scurrying from one crowded mall to another trying to make sure we have our bases covered. This year, we started with a run to the outlet mall in Carlsbad. Of course, that includes a stop at Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

The menu looked delightful and I couldn't turn down the opportunity to try Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, which had been on my radar, but I'm rarely in the neighborhood. Billed as a gastropub specializing in classic American dishes, it's located in the Point Loma area, not far from the airport. They have a gorgeous patio that overlooks the harbor, making it a nice destination for brunches and lunches. For dinner, enjoy the patio's fire pit, which makes the area nice and cozy.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pecan-Crusted Catfish with Persimmon Rice Pilaf

D. and I decided to explore the new Costco Business Center that opened in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego. With an emphasis on food service, it's a playground of wholesale-priced cookware and food. I found a big tub of American-farmed catfish fillets at $2.18/lb, so that was our protein for the week.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lime Olive Oil and Sherry Pound Cake Bundt

It's National Bundt Day! And it's the end of Mary's I Like Big Bundts, a 30-day run of daily bundt-baking that ends on National Bundt Day. Check out her amazing blog and all of those awesome bundts! She also posted a bundt baked in a Heritage bundt pan, which I saw, squealed like a little kid, and ran out to buy it. Never mind that I don't usually bake bundt cakes... it's a pretty cake pan, dammit!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Persimmon Bread: James Beard, David Lebovitz, and Me

Wow, talk about "which of these is not like the others".

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Iron Foodie 2010: Why I'm here

Iron Foodie 2010 | Here's Why that will be me: -- Fine Bulk Foods The Foodie BlogRoll

The Foodie BlogRoll has partnered with Marx Foods to present Iron Foodie 2010. I've been dying to try more recipe development and, with one recipe, this challenge is very friendly to my hectic and crazy schedule.