Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Trader Joe's makes it so easy.

Last night a busted out the rice maker, chopped up a onion and put a pre-seasoned filet mignon steak in the oven. Although these pre-seasoned meats at Trader Joe's are super tender and flavorful, they are way  too salty. I can put up with it because I didn't do anything to the rice and made the onions sweet, but I'm a little disappointed. It's perfectly good for a quick dinner though. The onions were delish with just a little EVOO to aid in a steam-fry then some white wine and maple syrup. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Post on Earth Eats!

Hey Alll!

I was a guest writer again on the Indiana Public Media food blog Earth Eats. Please check it out and show you're friends so I can get more hits and 'Like" it too if you're Facebook-friendly!

Farmers Markets And Food Deserts: Access And Economics

Plus my first post was one of the top most viewed articles on the blog!
Farmers' Markets Help Bring Life to Pittsburgh's Food Deserts

There's a lot of good posts out there but check out my old post if you a) can't remember what my thesis was about or b) love me so much you can't wait to read it again or c) haven't read it yet, maybe you don't even want to (IMPOSSIBLE!) but will support me anyways!

Lots of love!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Roy's Hawaii Fusion

Roy's Hawaii fusion cuisine is probably not at it's best for brunch. The [family] rumor is that the fish is good but often still swimming in overwhelming sauces. Alex's Smoked Salmon Benedict (with wilted spinach and hollandaise sauce) really didn't hit the mark. Frankly the flavors did not reminding me at all of Eggs Benedict. Spinach didn't taste like spinach. Hollandaise sauce was of their own creation, not really tasting of the buttery goodness we love so much. (SO glad I got mine on the side.) Salmon was nothing brilliant or special and poor Alex got one over done and one underdone poached egg.
Alex and I have not had any great Hawaii fusion dishes at Roy's yet. Maybe another meal and another dish would be better?

Date at Roy's: July 25th, 2010

Breakfast for Dinner

Sometimes breakfast for dinner hits the spot. Although Alex was completely unknown the the concept i knew he wouldn't say 'no' to blueberry pancakes. The berries were from a local WI farm that traveled to the Dearborn farmers' market.