Posts made in January, 2013

Patatas Bravas, Sort Of

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 0 comments

Patatas Bravas, Sort Of

Potatoes, paprika, cilantro and lime?!?! Well, sign me up. If you haven’t already figured out that all of Charlotte’s recipes are outstanding, here’s your chance. Ladies, this dish will make the man in your life swoon. Men, this dish will make you a star among your peers. Already king or queen of your kitchen domain? Then you should find this dish a breeze to whip up. Still a novice chef? You, too, should be able to handle this recipe with ease. Making the sauce is just a matter of blending ingredients and the hardest part about the potatoes is the cubing. What makes this such a standout dish, then, is the ingredients and the technique. Be sure to get...

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Honey And Lemon Help The Medicine Go Down

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Blog, Do, Eat, Make, Recipes | 1 comment

Honey And Lemon Help The Medicine Go Down

    Ummm, am I really the only person who enjoys getting a cold or flu?   Being sick means days and days of lying around in your pj’s, watching a seemingly endless slew of 80s movies on Netflix, and eating in bed.  Plus, anyone living under your same roof instantly becomes your nursemaid and has to listen to your complaints. Yeah, if you get the flu, the vomiting parts sucks.  That part is a definite buzzkill, for sure, but when you eat as much cheese and sugar as I do, I consider the flu a better detox than a juice cleanse.     Since we are dead center in the middle of cold and flu season, chances are there may be a box of tissues and a...

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Grilled Ciabatta With Ricotta And Blueberries

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 0 comments

Grilled Ciabatta With Ricotta And Blueberries

My girlfriend, Sarah, saw this beautiful and simple dish on Pinterest.  Smartypants that she is, she shared it with me with a suggestion that I share it with you.  And, that’s what’s happening now.     The recipe comes from this site, which has a bunch of gorgeous recipes and other cool blogs. The recipe consists of: Grilled Ciabatta, Ricotta Cheese, Fresh Blueberries, Organic Honey & Mint.  Pretty much, just grill your bread and top it to your liking. This is a great way to start your day, but would also make a delightful appetizer or brunch item for...

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Miami: La Sandwicherie

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Go, Miami, Restaurants | 0 comments

Miami: La Sandwicherie

There is no introduction to an article about Miami that many before me haven’t already said, most of whom have probably said it better.     Miami, celebrated for it’s hot weather, hot bodies and hot spots seems to only get better year after year.  Beaches, clubs, celebrity hangouts, art galleries, posh boutiques – Miami is overflowing with ‘THE’ places to see and be seen.     However, you already know that the only thing I ever show up to the party for is the food.  From eateries touting gourmet takes on the latest health food craves, like Pura Vida and their famed acai bowls, to authentic Cuban cuisine in Little...

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Sea Urchin Soup

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 0 comments

Sea Urchin Soup

I don’t know who this guy is:     But I love him. He’s made a sea urchin soup recipe that seems really quite doable and sounds extremely delicious. For those of you who are familiar with sea urchin, you already know that hiding within it’s unattractive tongue-like body is a taste that is delicate and sweet.  However, sadly, most people take one look at urchin and think it will be a slimy, bitter body of disgustingness.  That, I assure you, it is not.     I have convinced many friends, on many sushi dates, to take just one tiny, little taste of ‘uni’ (the Japanese term for urchin) and have noticed a similar...

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Nectar Of The Gods: TruBee Honey

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Products | 1 comment

Nectar Of The Gods: TruBee Honey

Speaking of honey (that’s if you just read this post on Vanishing Of The Bees), you may be in the market for a wonderful new brand. If you are a honey lover like I am, TruBee is one you’ll want to get your hands on.  TruBee is organic, free-range, unpasteurized honey from Nashville with a really cool story behind it.  If you live near the shop then head on over, we’ve got plenty!       Allow me to let TruBee speak for itself as they tell their story with such charm:     “Jeff and Laura will never forget the first taste of honey from their own hive.  It was June, about seven years ago, and they lived on the coast of...

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Vanishing Of The Bees

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Blog, Documentaries, Watch | 2 comments

Vanishing Of The Bees

Forget horror movies, if you want to watch something truly frightening, something that will disturb you for weeks to come, then you should give ‘Vanishing Of The Bees‘ a little looksie. This critically acclaimed documentary takes a different approach, by way of the honey bee, on illuminating a growing problem in this country – which is the fact that we are killing ourselves, our planet and our chances at fixing them. But fret not. There is a happy ending. Or, at least, there is a hopeful ending. And as disturbing as this movie is, it is also inspirational and wonderful.  Get it on AppleTV or free on Netflix.     So, essentially, in my...

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Harbourne Blue – A Goat’s Milk Blue

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Blog, Cheese, Eat | 0 comments

Harbourne Blue – A Goat’s Milk Blue

Alright, this cheese is unreal.  Unlike the majority of blue cheeses that most of us have grown familiar with, Harbourne Blue is made of full fat goat’s milk and the taste it imparts is something clean and tangy and sweet and wonderful.     Robin Congdon of Ticklemore Cheese, in the United Kingdom, has created this beauty, one of only a handful of blue goat’s milk cheeses made in England.   Although dense and firm, it is surprisingly creamy and light.  Culture Cheese Magazine describes this cheese as ‘spicy and assertive’ and one that can ‘overwhelm milder cheeses.’  However, I found the opposite to be...

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Salted Pots de Creme au Chocolat

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 0 comments

Salted Pots de Creme au Chocolat

This dessert is ludicrous.  It is really quite simple to make and tastes like a luxuriously decadent dessert that you would only have at a fancy pants restaurant.  Chocolate, cream, sugar and vanilla along with tempered eggs combine to make a velvety, rich cup of something that is part mousse, part custard and part fudge and yet none of them at all.  Pots de Creme take on their own consistency and this recipe’s can’t be matched. Charlotte tops hers with a bit of sea salt to give a little piquant bite against the deep chocolate.  I, on the other hand, bring the Pots to the table alongside a small bowl of sea salt so I may top each spoonful, giving each...

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Gjelina

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Blog, California, Eat, Go, Restaurants | 1 comment

Gjelina

We visited family in Orange County, California, last year, who so kindly allowed us to take their maroon minivan to Mexico and back.  Not all the way to Mexico.  Just San Diego.  But still, pretty close. We toured all of LA’s most famous nooks and crannies, including Venice Beach, known for rollerskating drug addicts on the Boardwalk, for sure, but also home to some of the most charming neighborhoods, delicious eateries and hippest boutiques, all piled up on one of the best streets in California – Abbott Kinney.     A friend recommended we stroll into Gjelina and for this I shall be forever in his debt.  The place was ‘oh-so-cool’...

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