Most people are probably used to your typical Safeway or Trader Joe's. I barely know anyone who grew up in an Asian household, where their parents took them to the local Ranch 99 or Marina Supermarket. I like these places, but one thing that always disturbs me is their seafood section.
Somehow the thought of picking out live crabs, taking them home, and boiling them alive, scares me a little. My sister's previous husband loved crab, and he would buy 5 or 6 of these little suckers to take home and cook. One time I watched him in the kitchen... he took a butcher's knife and started hitting the crabs until their claws stopped clawing, their shells broke into pieces, and weird gooey stuff started dripping out. Maybe Asians have no soul. I was horrified though, but that's probably because I'm whitewashed.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Posted by Jacqueline at 9:18 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Yesterday was such a nice day I decided to have dinner at Willard Park. I call it the "dog park" because there are always so many pups running around. If you don't mind getting an occasional snooper now and then, I definitely suggest you have a picnic here. It's gorgeous and I enjoy just sitting on the grass watching everything that is going on around me.
Our dinner consisted of Sam's burritos (famous for being 2 pounders), chocolate covered strawberries, and watermelon chunks. Of all the times I've eaten Sam's burritos, I've never been able to finish the entire thing in one sitting. These things are HUGE! Like, larger than Chipotle status.
Posted by Jacqueline at 1:22 PM
Saturday, November 21, 2009
We had dinner at Steve's Korean Barbeque, Gypsies, and King Pin Doughnuts. And on top of that, he decided to order a pizza to go, in which we quickly devoured later that evening. We ordered the #17 Noodles with Veggies & Beef at Steve's Korean BBQ and the Godfather's Favorite from Gypsies. SKBBQ gave us SO much food, it was definitely worth the $7 price tag! On top of that the meal was quite delicious. It wasn't as tasty as the pasta though. My boyfriend also really likes the Crazy Alfredo. We decided that the best dish would be both of those combined...Imagine tender pieces of pasta with bacon bits, chicken strips, sausage, all smothered in a creamy white mushroom sauce. Mmmm.
This is was so yummy. I love jelly doughnuts,
and how can you go wrong when you add
chocolate & cream on top of that!?
Posted by Jacqueline at 2:46 AM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Location: 2511 Channing Way
Accepts credit card but $10 minimum
Posted by Jacqueline at 3:33 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Posted by Jacqueline at 11:22 AM
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I’m a pretty big fan of pizza and I’m not picky either. That means I’m always down for any kind that you throw at me. A couple weeks ago, I went psychotic and ordered from Extreme Pizza and Domino’s every single day for 6 days straight.
Well last night my friend and I decided to pig out on Digiorno. I’ve only had frozen a couple times, and that’s because they never taste as good as the real thing. Let me tell you, this Digiorno REALLY doesn’t taste like the real thing!
I suggest everyone to order from Extreme. They’re my absolute favorite. Apparently I’ve ordered from them so much that they actually started giving me a whole bunch of coupon codes. Here’s one that I always use when I’m ordering from the one down College: 2044 – Buy one pizza get one free
Posted by Jacqueline at 8:41 PM
Friday, November 13, 2009
I think if I didn't live in Berkeley, Fall would be my favorite season. I was walking down my street the other day and as the wind blew, a million little leaves fell around me. It was such a pretty moment! But days like those aren't often here... it's usually muggy and cold.On a more positive note, I'm really excited about all the delicious food that is popular during the fall. Here's my list of yummy entities that you cannotttt miss out on this season.
How to Prepare: Cut in half and remove seeds. Bake in the oven at 350° for around 45 minutes, or until a knife can be easily inserted near the stem.
Tip: For sweeter varieties such as Butternut and Acorn squash, serve with cinnamon and maple syrup
How to Prepare: You can either buy instant packets or if you’re feeling adventurous, try my simple recipe. In a small sauce pan, mix together 1/3 C whipping cream, 1 C milk, ¼ Tsp vanilla, ½ C white chocolate chips. Heat until chocolate chips are melted.
Tip: Serve with whipped cream on top and powdered sugar
How to Prepare: Boil 3lb cubed potatoes for 10 minutes in lightly salted water. Drain and mash in ½ C butter, ½ C milk, 8oz cream cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Tips: Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top
How to Prepare: Blend 15oz pumpkin puree, 4 eggs, 1 C oil, 2/3 C water, and 3 C sugar. In another bowl, mix together 3 ½ C flour, 2 Tsp baking soda, 1 ½ Tsp salt, 1 Tsp cinnamon, 1 Tsp nutmeg. Slowly stir dry ingredients into mixture and bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.
Tip: Serve with Hot chocolate
Posted by Jacqueline at 9:10 PM
It's a cute Korean restaurant in Sather Lane on Durant. I ordered the rice cake & dumpling soup. I've never had rice cakes before! They were little oval pieces of chewiness. I think it's Korean culture to put rice in your soup, which is actually really yummy.
If you are ever in the mood for Korean food, be sure to stop by T(toust)! Everything on their menu is very fairly priced, however they do not accept credit cards for purchases under $10. If you're not sure what to order, I suggest Beef Hot Soup or BiBimBap :)
Posted by Jacqueline at 8:17 PM
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Posted by Jacqueline at 12:20 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Southern Food- We secretly wish Paula Deen would find it in her heart to adopt us. Butter and sugar on everything, doesn't that sound amazing?
Cheese Grits- I've never had grits before.. until I met my roommate. And the first time I had it, I thought it would be like oatmeal so I added loads of sugar and fruit. So wrong in so many ways... Who knew grits were to go with cheese and eggs and such?
Frozen Fruit- During the summer, our house heats up like a hotbox. Also during the summer, I was dirt poor. We went grocery shopping at Target and landed upon this phenomena... We go through 3lbs of these a day!
This creamy spread makes the perfect companion to pita bread, sandwiches, crackers and a lot more. I made this for brunch today and added it to toasted bagels served along with a grilled chicken omelet.
Creamy Cod Fillet Spread
3 Oz. Cod Fillet
2/3 C. Cream Cheese
1 1/2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tsp. Steak Sauce
1/2 C. Shredded Cheddar
1 Tsp. Fresh Dill
1/4 Tsp. Dried Basil
1/4 Tsp. Cayenne
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil
1. Heat Olive Oil on a small saucepan. Add Cod Fillet and season with Dill, Salt and Pepper. Cook each side for about 1-2 minutes. Let cool. Chop into small 1/2 inch pieces.
2. In a small bowl, mix together Cream Cheese, Mayonnaise and Steak Sauce. Add chopped Cod Fillet. Mix well. Mix in Shredded Cheddar, Dried Basil and Cayenne.
3. Mix until Cod Fillet blends in so the texture becomes thick and creamy.