I haven’t actually eaten at this restaurant yet but its cheeky sign makes me want to.
Some of the things I’ve loved to consume recently:
Oatmeal with spices, peaches and raisins on top of blueberry muffin and topped with slices of plum
Waffle with fresh berries and warm honey
Scrambled eggs with onions and broccoli, blueberry muffin and apple slices
Sometimes when I go to the grocery store or farmers’ market I see foods that I am totally unfamiliar with. If they’re a pretty color or a cute shape there’s a good chance I’ll buy them. I admit it, I like cute foods. Then I have to go home and Google what to do with them.
That was the case with these cranberry beans. Actually, I didn’t even end up trying the beans to be honest because I kept them around too long and they started to mold and I had to throw them out. But they were so pretty! I intend to buy some again and actually see what they taste like!
From what I’ve read it seems like you basically open up the pods, take out the beans and then do something with them such as boil them. I often make chili – it’s one of the few foods I’m really truly good at cooking in creative ways – so maybe what I’ll do when I get them again is figure out a good chili that they can be made into.
I discovered this menu suggestion set for a week in some old vintage magazines. I wish I’d written down the date and name of the magazine so I could be more accurate in sharing it here. I’m thinking it was an old McCalls because I had a ton of those that I recently went through but it might’ve been something else.
In a little more detail:
What sounds good to me:
- orange marmalade and rhubarb marmalade
- mashed brown potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes; (I barely ever have them but I love mashed potatoes!)
- chicken soup with sage
- steamed brown bread
- Dutch Apple-Cake
- Fried Parsnips
- Grape Ice
- Oatmeal Macaroons
- Walnut Loaf
- White Sauce with Parsley
- Baked Apple
What sounds kinda gross:
- boiled fowl
- broiled liver
- creamed dried beef
- grape jelly sauce
- marshmallow sauce
- fish hash
- codfish balls
- fish chowder
- freicasseed rabbit
- rabbit salad; (I just can’t stomach the thought of eating rabbit)
Things I’m not quite sure what they are:
- Preserved quince (I kind of know that quince is a fruit but I can’t think if I’ve ever tried it)
- Chicory salad (I feel like I should know what this is; I’m going to look it up right now)
- Cream cheese balls
- Johnny Cake
- Hashed brown chicken
- Hominy with figs (I think hominy might be a vegetable?)
- Dried-Apple Sauce
- Peanut Fondu
- Egg Sauce
At the Wine Bar
I recently went to a wine bar named Eno that I hadn’t been to before. It’s got a cute fireplace and lovely wine flights. It also had food that looked yummy but I didn’t get any food on this visit. I had a white wine flight and also tried a kind of very sweet Hungarian wine that I’d never heard of before called Tokaji. It tastes a bit like Ethiopian honey wine.
The three wines in my flight where an Etra Bianco from Italy, a Pinot Gris from Hungary and a Greek white wine that I can’t recall the name of. I’ve been noticing a lot of places advertising “Pinot Gris” so I asked the server what the difference is between this and Pinot Grigio and he confirmed that there is no difference. Basically the grape is called Pinot Gris in France and Pinot Grigio in Italy; some resources say that Pinot Gris is typically used now to refer to a more full-bodied, spicy wine from this grape while Pinot Grigio is lighter and crisper but this doesn’t seem to always hold true.
I love the Jackrabbit at Swig Bar.
This was an Irish Coffee enjoyed while watching Dueling Pianos at Johnny Foley’s
I rarely drink beer or anything like it but I am a fan of Pear Cider. I had this while watching free comedy at Cafe Royale.
Yesterday I shared some recently consumed wonderful breakfasts. Here are some of the other yummy things I’ve enjoyed eating recently:
Yummy Salads and Sandwiches
Other Yummy Entrees
And A Little Dessert
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Here are some of my recent breakfast eats:
Various Eggs at Home
I’ve been eating a lot of eggs lately, mostly on top of small pita bread. There are eggs scrambled with enoki mushrooms, eggs scrambled with broccoli and eaten with a side of fresh cherries, and eggs soft boiled and sitting on flavored oil on the pita.
A Richer Breakfast
I almost never get blintzes but I do love them …
Rice and Fruit
Rice with a little cream, fresh apricots and fresh cherries is a yummy breakfast!
Fresh strawberries are yummy on top of cream cheese on walnut bread and also on top of a waffle with plain yogurt.
Usually I have just plain old coffee (with cream, with almond or soy milk or black) but I did recently try a sweet potato latte at a nearby cafe on Post Street in Japantown. It’s got a bit of a weird texture but it does have a great flavor.
More things I’ve enjoyed consuming recently:
I recently got caught in the rain at Dolores Park while waiting for someone so I decided to wait it out at a nearby restaurant. Namu Gaji is right across the street so I went there. I’d never been there before and it was interesting to check it out.
It’s described on the website as: “A family run place. New Korean American (NKA) cuisine is humble, innovative and personal
while keeping tradition close to heart. The menu is inspired by the weekly harvests from our
farm and the finest local bounty.”
I had a really great pot of tea and tried some orange wine that I didn’t really like but I think after trying a few different kinds that I just really don’t care for orange wine in general so I don’t blame them for that. I got some chicken wings that were the special of the day but I actually kind of wish I’d tried something more traditional that they offer and that I’ve never tried before such as their gamja fries, korean street tacos or bibim. The reason I didn’t try any of those is because they all feature kimchee and I really don’t like kimchee. Oh well.
What you see here: Greek Food from Estia in North Beach, naughty cookie from Hot Cookie in the Castro, bagel from Noah’s Bagels, popsicle eaten at Palace of Fine Arts, fruits and veggies with various dips at home, dessert from Sugar Cafe, potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream from Dave’s Diner, oatmeal and fruit and scrambled eggs at home, brown butter ice cream from Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous in Dogpatch, apples and dried fruit with cinnamon sugar toast at home, candy! and a bug in my coffee. Nope, didn’t consume that last one – asked for a fresh cup!