Archive for August, 2008

Please Don’t Tell Me What To Eat, Thank You.

August 4th, 2008 No comments

Since today’s topic on my political blog ‘Politics is Not a Sport’ relates to food, I posted a link here.  The picture is just for aesthetics and relates to a future post about homemade Cupcakes.

What’s the Shish Mean?

August 3rd, 2008 2 comments


Sheesh, the Shish has a lot of explaining to do, so I’ll let Wikipedia define it below, but here and now the KABOB’s are made with Beef that was marinated in a Chimichurri Sauce.  

Water soaked skewers were laced with a combination of Beef, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Zucchini and Mushrooms, then grilled on the BBQ.  My favorite Beef for Kabobs is Filet Mignon, Top Sirloin or Rib Eye chunks.  The skewers are soaked in water so they don’t catch on fire.  It makes a difference.

These were made with a tougher meat that wasn’t as good.  I thought an overnight marinade would tenderize the meat enough, but it didn’t.  The Beef basically needed slow long cooking, unlike the Kabobs.

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* The Kabobs were served with Saffron Basmati Rice, which is made with Chicken Stock, Saffron Treads, Butter, S & P.

Related Links: – What’s the Shish mean? – What’s Chimichurri Sauce?

I Met Most of Mine in Border’s Bargain Section.

August 2nd, 2008 No comments

Most of my Cookbooks have come from Border’s bargain section.  They’ve got a great selection and the best deals in many towns.  These pictures are from the Costa Mesa location on Newport Boulevard.  It has a Cafe too.

On the westside entrance is a Rosemary bush.  It’s always nice to save a few bucks by picking local public herbs. 🙂

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I Am Finally Chinese At Diho Siam.

August 1st, 2008 No comments

I’m usually Thai at Diho Siam, but this visit we were Chinese.  Remember Egg Foo Young?  I hadn’t seen it on a menu in a long time.  We had it with BBQ’d Pork, House Special Fried Rice with Chicken, Beef & Shrimp, and Wor Wonton Soup.

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The Egg Foo Young was nicely packed to go, since the Sauce was separate from the fried Eggs and Bean Sprouts.  It looked a bit like a Funnel Cake.  It might be the best I’ve had, but I do prefer the Thai Fried Rice over the Chinese Fried Rice.  All I’ve had thus far has been good.

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