5.07.2018

Glutton Weekend

It all started Friday night. I got home late and it smelled funky in the house.
Oh yeah! The ramps from my cousin had arrived! Woohoo! 
They were quarantined in the patio fridge for the night.

Saturday:
Unwrapping the ramp (wild leek, wild onion) goodness
Chopped and sprinkled over a plain scrambled egg
 Next, dealing with a bag of blood oranges languishing in the veg drawer:
So pretty!
Marmalade. Recipe here.
Severo had Sunday off. Yay!
I had to deploy the roasting chile aroma alarm to wake him up.
Homemade Migas! I made the beans too.
 We were amply fortified to face shopping the Mar Vista Farmers' Market
What makes Severo cheery? A well-placed typo!
Gorgeous onions. Didn't get.
 There were lots of pinatas displayed in the booths.
Photo op!
Strawberries on his mind.

Do we get Gaviotas?
or Albions?
 Which is better?
We preferred the Albions in a bite by bite test.
So juicy and sweet.

3.23.2018

From Farm to Jar: A Cross Continental Odyssey

This is a story of how berries from Dempsey Farms of St. Helena's Island, SC 
journeyed to western Los Angeles to become awesome Strawberry Jam.
The U-Pick strawberry field.
Severo gets his bag and bucket for picking.
Into the field with Mom and Severo.
Severo and his first berry.
Severo in the field.
I refused to pick berries. I sketched Severo in action instead.
Another action sketch.
"I'm done."
Hulling the berries for that night's Strawberry Shortcake and for freezing.
For freezing, berries are spread on a tray. After they are frozen, they are packed in a zip-lock bag.
During our trans-continental flight, the berries thawed, so I made Strawberry Freezer Jam.
THREE batches! So yummy!

3.08.2018

We Went To NoHo and Ate

It was a Glutton get together with Guest Glutton Kim.
Kim was in town for business meetings. Severo Yelped our dinner choice. I got us organized! We were ALL hungry!

Dinner: Tacos Manzano, 11160 Burbank Blvd.North Hollywood, California 91601
King Glutton surveys his domain. All is well in the kingdom.
(Did not get closeups of his Tripas Taco or Chicken Mole Oaxaqueno)
Tlayuda with two meats: Chorizo and Carnitas
For me, Chile Relleno -- delicious!
Quesedilla with Carnitas. Kim was content.

Dessert: Republic of Pie, 11118 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, 91601
What did we get?

You'll have to go over to the Dessert Safari to find out!