San Jose, downtown. It’s a mere five minutes away from my home. It’s every Friday from 10-2. All of these can be clicked for the larger hi-res version.
Archives for July 2009
A few things I’m still trying to familiarize myself with on this new platform, such as image management. So, let’s start with some food porn and I’ll get to some commentary soon.
Here’s one by my friend Robert from last week.
That’s accompanied by some homemade hashbrowns cooked in a proper fat, along with some green beans. Very good combination. The sauce, Robert tells me, was fresh pineapple, white wine, and butter, reduced. It was fantastic and I had seconds.
Last night, my brother Dave had us over for a ver solid summer meal of grilled ribeye steak, shrimp, and salad. I was coming off a 1-day fast, so it was perfect. Yea, I ate the fat too.
So, there you have it, and tonight it’ll be dinner at Julie & Trevor. How lucky am I?
Well, there will be some odds & ends to fix and adjust, but it looks like everything went off without a hitch. I have wanted to do this for a long time, but the task would have been daunting with all the images to handle, links, and so on. But Alec and Martin at foliovision made it completely painless.
For the many of you who asked, there is now an all comment RSS feed. Now that I’m on a platform that gives me the utmost in flexibility and freedom, your suggestions are very welcome.
Just drop ’em in comments if you have any.
First, foremost, and most importantly, Beatrice et moi are going to dinner at Fraises et Tartines Friday night. No, it’s not a posh-chic downtown restaurant — though I’ll be first through the door if my friend Julie ever decides to open a restaurant. She did steak au poivre for her & hubby last night, in observance of Bastille Day (better than flag waving, any day). And last week, we got an invite for her bruschetta burgers, but had already made plans.
She’s been emailing me about Paleo, as she wants to do a Paleo compliant meal for me — in spite of my protestations that she prepare what she likes — and blog about the experience. I’ll certainly highlight it here, because I know it’s going to be good.
Next, I just found that my local Whole Foods has a new free range egg section.
They’ve got local, free range chicken, quail, duck, goose, and ostrich eggs. Amazing. I got away with a dozen chicken eggs, and they even had a photo of the chickens pecking around in a field, no doubt boosting nutritional content from eating all the bugs and various things they eat on the ground (dirt too, probably). It’s TLC Ranch, a mere hour away in Watsonville, CA.
Anyway, I got away with this particular dozen, the most jumbo I could pick out.
I can’t wait to try. I’ve got some Trader Joe’s "cage free" eggs and I’m anxious to see the difference in the yolks and the taste.
And, finally, the blog should cut over to the new WordPress design tonight. I’m going to have to likely go to a custom DNS rather than domain parking setup, which means that full propagation might take 24-48 hours — though it’s never been my experience that it takes that long.
We’ll see. And I’ll see you at the other end.