Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Egg and I

Eggs (omelette's) and I don't get along. I've always had a tough time with them and so when I saw this omelette maker I had to buy it. It's just the right size for one fancy omelette.
I used 3 jumbo eggs from TJ's the first time and that was a mistake. There was barely enough room to get the salsa casera into it.

So here's the deal...2 jumbo eggs beaten with 1/4 cup of half & half/milk. Pour into omelette maker and cook over medium heat (with top open) for about 2 minutes. Spoon in half a can of salsa casera and close the top; cook for another minute before flipping the omelette maker onto the other side. Let it cook for another 4 or 5 minutes, checking ocassionaly by flipping back over and opening the cover. When done...the omelette jiggles, but only in the center where the salsa resides...flip onto a plate and enjoy!

Of course you can add any darn thing you want to your omelette...let your conscience be your guide.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In my cupboard...

Like most Californians, I have to have tortillas in the house. I simply cannot imagine being without them. And the other day I ran across a ‘new’ tortilla from Tia Rosa, the giant among the tortilla makers. They are called Tia Rosa Caseras Flour Tortillas; and they are quite good. A different texture and thinner. You would swear they are handmade…


I can't imagine seven (7) pans of these rolls?

Oh, yes I can!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Ya gotta be kidding!

A movie we rented the other night; Secondhand Lions “In 1960s Texas, timid teenager Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is forced to spend the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles (Michael Caine and Robert Duvall) on their farm. Over time, he learns about their mysterious and dangerous pasts. Emmanuelle Vaugier plays an Arabian sultan's daughter with whom Duvall's character fell in love years ago. Kyra Sedgwick and Nicky Katt co-star.”

An amazing movie! It’s amazing that they gave them the money to make it. But, I had to give it 3 stars, only because I got a chuckle out of it now and then. And part of the comedy was watching Michael Caine trying to decide when to use his Texas accent. Sometimes he had it…sometimes he didn’t. The movie is certainly flawed, as the script seems to have been improvised on the spot; as they filmed. Robert Duvall was good despite the poor dialogue. Now that I think about it, I should go back and give it just two stars.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Spicing things up

OK, to be truthful. we haven't been to the restaurant...yet. But we did meet Mr. Tandon at the Wednesday Farmer's Market. He's a trip! After about 5 minutes we had feasted on half a dozen samples all while he talked non-stop about what he was going to give you next. Next? I had just finished breakfast an hour ago and here I was chowing down on garlic curry chips and humus. Plus his spinach naan. All great tastes!