I Love Trade Joe's Cookbook
For all of you who live near a Trader Joe’s, check out this chatty, easy-to-use cookbook from our friend and local cooking school maven, Cherie Twohy. It couldn’t be easier - or more delicious! All the recipes can be made with ingredients from TJ’s. One stop shopping! I’m thinking about making the Brie & Pear Galette for our upcoming family gathering. Sounds hard,...
It's not size that counts
Many of my friends live in small spaces: New York walk-ups, bay area apartments, student dorm rooms, Parisian studios, pup tents - you know - really small. They’d like to offer a Table to share with fellow MeetLoafers, but they’re not sure how to manage. I empathize - I used to share a tiny cabin on a boat. But - size isn’t essential for good times. Put a board on the bed, cover...
“When we eat together, when we set out to do so deliberately, life is better, no matter what your circumstances.” Thomas Keller
Cold weather, hot cider
Found this hot spiked cider recipe for a perfect cold weather holiday drink on the Hip Hostess blogspot. http://hiphostess.blogspot.com/2009/10/spiked-apple-cider-day.html (I like to put sliced oranges & lemons right into the cider for a tangy taste) Check it out. Hot Spiked Cider 1 gallon apple cider 8 cinnamon sticks ½ teaspoon nutmeg 2/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon whole allspice...
How to host a MeetLoaf dinner
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There is nothing like a home cooked meal to soak your feet in.– Rob Lindstrom
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This is a fantastic bouillabaisse. Go to Whole Foods Market for the fish stock!
South Pasadena Gourmet Find
While wandering the charming streets of South Pasadena, right by the Gold Line’s Mission Station, we stumbled upon Nicole’s Gourmet Foods. Nicole’s serves lunch and Sunday brunch, but of most interest, it’s a gourmet cook’s dream. Fantastic vinegars, beautiful cheeses, great chocolates, real french macarons, a small wine and beer selection, spices, teas, oils and...
Best after dinner coffee?
I’m a decaf after-dinner drinker. I don’t want to stay up all night, but I still want that deep earthy taste. Here’s the best I’ve found in L.A. Intelligentisia: Librarian’s Blend. A flavorful blend of Indonesian, African, and Central American beans, the Librarian’s Blend is named for that person who always told you to keep quiet when you were studying. This...
Bouef Bourguinon anyone?
The bouef bourguignon is in the oven, bubbling nicely under a bath of Canard Sauvage, a nice little zinfandel I found at TJs. I’m starting the wine tasting a little early - I couldn’t just leave the bottom of the bottle to sit - could I?
THREE MeetLoaf dinners this Friday!
MeetLoaf’s First Friday Wine Tasting Dinner idea is catching on. MeetLoafers will be tasting French wines in Paris, France, Italian varietals in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Zinfandels in Los Angeles. Salut, Salute, Cheers!
MeetLoaf First Friday Wine Tasting
The MeetLoaf First Friday Wine Tasting Dinner on November 6th is full, all chairs are taken. How about one or two people hosting another First Friday event on the same date? It’s easy, invite a few friends or fellow MeetLoafers, offer some food, have fun. Everyone brings one bottle of wine to taste. This month we’re tasting Zinfandel. Check out the current MeetLoaf First Friday...
MeetLoaf is now blogging
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First Friday Zinfandel Dinner
We tasted lots of Zins and had even more laughs. The rules - bring a bottle of Zinfandel that’s under $20. We happily cheated with our MeetLoaf winemaker Peter Fanucchi’s Zin, which was well over $20). Here are our non-expert notes on the wines we tasted. FIVE MILE BRIDGE – Margarita Vineyard Acidic Licorice, heavy 2 Cold front, wrm back, young, chemical Berry earthy, smooth, cold...
MeetLoaf is blogging