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Farmer’s Market Bounty

12 Jun

oh, and I also went on vacation to this place:

It was amazing. Have a great Sunday!

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Hello!

26 Aug

It’s been…a while. Before you start in on me let me say a few things: a) I’ve probably already heard it from you 😉 and b) I’ve been on a roller coaster of life’s ride the past few months. But let’s put excuses aside and get to the meat of this short but sweet post.

I’m back.

Last night I made plum jam with the cutest little plums I’ve ever seen and right now I’m baking up some peanut butter banana muffins. And it’s not that I haven’t been cooking while I’ve been away–I just haven’t given you all some food porn for those days you have nothing going on and just want to look at my food (or tell me to bring you what I’ve made!).

I’m here to say Hello, World. It’s me, Megan. Are you still hungry?

From a recent visit to San Francisco at the place I learned to love clam chowder--Boudin!

Thinking of you, France.

24 Mar

I can’t stop thinking about France today. Every random thought today keeps fleeting to last spring’s trip to France. I guess this year I’ll just have to look at the pictures to transport me there. Oh, Pierre Hermé, please come visit my kitchen!

The kitchen at "La Bourg" in the beautiful La Roque Gageac. The light was always so perfect.

The line was worth the wait.

I hope to see you soon, Paris.

WurstKuche

22 Feb

Eat here!

When I was out in LA last weekend we ate at Wurstkuche, an AWESOME sausage place that’s on the hip and trendy side of all things delicious. Our usual place is Cole’s, which is also beyond amazing but a different type of palate. (Think roasted lamb french dip. gah, I’m salivating just at the thought.) However, we chose to hit up the house of sausages to mix it up and hopefully find a new favorite to add to the list. We are discovering that Downtown is filled with spots  like these (Orachon Ramen, anyone?). Trust me when I tell you to go and eat here, especially if you like meat in the shape of tubes and drinks in the form of german beer. Vegetarian? They have something for you too! Seating is another fun part about it–beer hall-style. They also have a DJ on weekends and it’s usually packed beyond belief with the line constantly out the door. It doesn’t take long to get through because you order and then walk down a long, modern hallway to the “beer hall” and plop your hungry ass, beer glass, and order number on the table and chat up a storm with everyone around you. It’s a fun atmosphere and when our 4 (FOUR!!) sausages got to us the guys sitting across asked if they were just the two of us. Well, yes, they were. And they were gone in seconds.

La Super-Rica Taqueria

16 Feb
Handmade tortillas make all the difference

Her job is to make tortillas all day.

I was reading reviews last night about this little taco stand in Santa Barbara and it seems there are mixed reviews- people hate it or love it or think there are too many white people eating there. Sure, understandable. Eat where the locals eat.

We're Open

Be prepared to wait in line.

No matter what people are up in arms about I’m still going to eat there every time I go to Santa Barbara. It’s a great little place to go to and it makes my mouth happy every time. Granted, my boyfriend has had mixed experiences but everyone has an off day once in a while.

Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom

Yes, I will take pictures of you eating.

Our meal was pretty great this weekend and I’m sure the fact that we hadn’t eaten yet helped. We ordered 5 entrees and split them all, except for the pasilla stuffed with cheese and chorizo–we each had our own. We also had a bowl of chorizo with melted cheese, chicken tacos with bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions, and steak tacos with bell peppers.

So much food to stuff into three tiny tortillas.

Chicken with bell peppers and onions.

Bowl of Chorizo = SO GOOD

We called this "Chorizo Soup". Chunks of chorizo and melted cheese made this my favorite.

I smashed that bowl of meat and cheese.

Even I get a photo while I awkwardly eat and smash the bowl of meat and cheese.

Our meal wasn’t complete without two beers. They were so perfect for the food and the moment. It was about 75 degrees and super sunny so why not enjoy a Corona along with it? Besides, I was about to be snow bound and stuck in a real-life snow globe. I had to get in all these luxuries in one weekend.

The one time I'll have a beer and enjoy it.

Corona with lime is one of the few beers I can enjoy.

I’m not a big beer girl. I think it tastes gross and don’t want to consume something that doesn’t appeal to me until I “acquire a taste” for it. That’s just not the kind of thing I want to do when there are so many great things out there that I abso love. However, once in a while I can appreciate the lime and Corona mix that goes well with greasy, messy food. I can get all over that.