Archive | March, 2011

Pepper-crusted pork salad

Friends, meet Foodzie (as if you hadn’t met already), which describes itself as an “online marketplace where you can discover and buy food directly from small passionate food producers and growers.” If you’re near me in the Central Valley, you may recognize local names like Bravo Farms on the Producer Map. I recently joined 19 […]


Since Mardi Gras, I’ve been craving Southern flavors, and jambalaya is one of my favorite dishes. Ever. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to make. I’ll be honest: I’m having a hard time sharing this batch with Kim—it only made about 10 servings, and it’s that good. In other words, if you want some, you gotta make […]

Food-related chit chat

Monday night was Fresno’s 10th installment of Pecha Kucha Night (“pecha kucha” Japanese for “chit chat”). If you’re not familiar with the concept, presenters are given 20 slides – and 20 seconds per slide – to talk about whatever they want. In the context of a theme, that is. Monday’s was Tasteful/Tasteless My interpretation was […]

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Bison: It’s what’s for dinner. (Or lunch, at The Counter.)

Stop #5 on the food tour during our weekend in Pasadena came as a recommendation from a local. We walked up to front door of The Counter around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday; like everywhere else we visited, the place was packed. I thought it might be a southern California thing, but The Counter an international […]