Sunday, April 3, 2011

Farmer's Market Ooh La La

I have been wanting to hit up the Little Italy Farmers Market for a long time and I finally got the chance when my neighbor invited me this Saturday.
Parking was a bitch...I think we arrived there around 11-ish? There were a sea of, dogs, babies, musicians, etc. It was friggin' awesome. And oh my holy heck...the smells of every exotic spice and herb from here to Never Never Land was thick in the air. I think the market extended 3 blocks or something. Most, if not all things the merchants were peddling were organic and/or pesticide free. There were stands with local fruits and veggies to organic raw white cheddar sage cheese...which by the way was a total foodgasm in your mouth. I have never tasted anything quite like that. Olive oils from different regions , hummus, meats, fish, eggs, jewelry and cutting boards made of sustainably harvested wood. It was so awesome, I literally could have stayed there the entire time they open (every Saturday 9-1, rain or shine).
I talked to a local farmer about his CSA, since the one we belonged to ended up closing up shop and the farmer went on to other good things.
After strolling through the market we hit up Princess Pub and Grill. That place is way cool, nestled right smack dab in the middle of the whole market. after developing quite a thirst the girls and I went in for some grub and much needed drink. I ordered a portobello shroom burger and it was fantastic! Swiss cheese and grilled onions. I mean really? You could have a piece of wood smothered and grilled onions and it would be tasty! It is the closest you will find in San Diego to an authentic British Pub....they even have Whiskey on tap!
So heres to a fabulous neighbor inviting me to go and also, the dude selling the jerky that encouraged my mister to come next time! Sa-weet!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Screw you McDonald's, McMom's is way better!

Mornings are always crappy. Well at my house anyway. Justin has the alarm set for like some ungodly hour around 5 something. He drags his sorry ass to the shower and then I hear the little footsteps of a zombie- like 6 year old that seems to ALWAYS wake up on the wrong side of the bed...He follows suit and takes a shower too. Time for the girl-child. I see her silhouette by my door, scratching her bird nest like hair and grumbling something to the likes of...'whats for breakfast? Can I have some coffee? Mom? Ma? MOOOOOOM!"My turn to roll out of my bed and wipe the sleep out of my eyes and take a second to figure out what is going on and who I am. I can't really be of any help to anyone until the first sip of hot coffee hits my lips.After having a cup I look around and wow, guess its cereal, again.....sometimes waffles, but that actually requires me getting out the toaster and shit..You know, effort. Once in a great while I will whip up some eggs, sausage and even some toast if I am feeling frisky.
Everyone loves those McDonalds breakfast Mcmuffin thingies with the sausage, egg and cheese. Those are the bomb. Then I bought some of the frozen
ones...Jimmy Dean me thinks..?? And ehh those are pretty good...but has a crapload of ingredients and we wont even talk about the sodium content...
I decided to make my fact I had seen someone else do this and thought that was bloody brilliant! So I spent the entire afternoon making these kick ass morning bites. I made 24! And on those busy mornings when you can barely open your eyes due to too many cocktails the night before
watching American Idol, or you just need 5 more minutes of zzz's but your offspring refuses to grant
you that wish....drag your butt to the freezer, nuke it for one
minute..check it after 30 seconds....and then
continue heating...and the time you take your morning pee, breakfast will be done. I know. you can thank me
later. Here's the pictures...

First get this stuff...
I used 20 organic brown eggs, whisk them up real good:

Pour them in a long-ish glass pan like this..not sure the size,
and bake on 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until eggs are not
jiggly in the middle...then cut up into 24 squares..I forgot to get that picture...oh well, it was boring anyway.

Next cut up the sausage (24 pieces) and put them on a sheet pan
...and bake on same temp as eggs, but for 20 minutes..

Get some cheddar cheese and fold each slice in half, then half again...

Toast you english muffins for a few
Add a pat o' butter
Lay 2 of the pieces of cheddar on on piece of muffin
Next up add the egg
Then the sausage
Top with the other half of muffin..... and viola!

It was so good, I had to eat one....

And see, look how many it makes.....