Monthly Archives: September 2011

happy birthday, mom | saddle peak lodge, calabasas

Albacore sashimi + Hawaiian papaya + onion + cilantro + orange-ginger puree Soft shell crab + jalepeno + lobster + gribiche Crispy Berkshire pork belly + carrot + daikon + cilantro + mint Rabbit roulade + bacon + mushrooms + apples … Continue reading

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cardamom banana brownies

Last night, I was told that my latest batch of brownies tasted “Indian,” which makes sense, since I sprinkled in a heaping teaspoon of ground cardamom, a super aromatic Indian spice that infused my chocolate squares with a warm, resinous, … Continue reading

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biking around ballona | mdr

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i love peanut butter cups

 … especially melty-melty dark chocolate ones!

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omelette for dinner

Eggs + bonito flakes + ham + green onions + mushrooms + red bell pepper + colby cheese  Topped off with kewpie mayo and katsu sauce.  Breakfast for dinner!

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blue cheese stuffed figs

Tonight I made prosciutto-wrapped figs stuffed with aged blue cheese & honey.

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tonkotsu ramen | ramen yamadaya, culver city

Kara-age chicken (Level 2) Spicy ramen  Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen Ken, Jin, Dave, Alex and I headed to Culver City to check out the newly opened Ramen Yamadaya for lunch.  The tonkotsu broth was rich, milky, meaty and unctuous, with each … Continue reading

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clover farm warm egg salad | il cane rosso, sf

 Anchovy garlic butter + aged provolone + local greens + toasted Acme bread I do love a good egg salad sando.  And what a great idea to serve one warm and open-faced.

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the scenic route | cali coast, pch hwy 1

Sometimes it’s worth taking the long way home

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farmer’s market | ferry building, san francisco

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