Archive for May 16th, 2008

Greek Town Grill — The Usual Please, Dolmades.

May 16th, 2008 No comments

     gtg-003.JPG     gtg-007.JPG     gtg-001.JPG

The usual is their Dolmades.  For a while there I was eating them every day.  They’re filled with tender ground Sirloin, Rice and Herbs, then topped with a Lemony Hollandaise Sauce.  An order of Dolmades, 1/2 a Greek Salad, and an occasional Gyro from Greek Town Grill is an amazing meal.  Today’s photos don’t do the food justice, but I’m still craving it all.  GTG is a nice, casual place with great food.

Related Links:–A-Food-Writer-in-the-Making/124/

Learn by My Cooking Mishaps.

May 16th, 2008 No comments

Fortunately I have no witness, nor pictures of the following cooking blunders which happened some time ago.  It’s embarrassing to admit, but you can hopefully learn by my mistakes, if you don’t know already.

* After making a nice Hollandaise Sauce from scratch, NEVER put it in the microwave to warm it up.  It basically turns into an egg.

* After making a nice Alfredo Sauce from scratch, NEVER bake it in the oven with pasta.  It basically turns into oil.  The sauce separates.

These things seem obvious to me now, but I didn’t know when I once tried them.  It’s funny now.

Catalina Fish Kitchen’s Spicy Vegetable Gumbo.

May 16th, 2008 1 comment

The Spicy Vegetable Gumbo at Catalina Fish Kitchen (CFK) in Costa Mesa is excellent.  Tip:  If ordering anything take out, be sure to call ahead so not to have to wait too long.

Related Links re CFK, not CPK, which is another favorite 😉,0,386438.venue–A-Food-Writer-in-the-Making/124/