Monthly Archives: April 2012

Five Spice Braised Pork Belly (with buckwheat soba noodles & bok choy)

My last attempt at cooking pork belly at home was almost exactly a year ago with delicious but messy results.  The time it takes to cook pork belly (which usually benefits from slow cooking such as braising and roasting) doesn’t really … Continue reading

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Brutul (Brewtool) Black & Tan lagerhead plus Grilled Cheese

I like things shaped like animals, so the Lagerhead Black & Tan Turtle (the “brewtool”) appealed to my childlike sensibilities, except for the fact that it’s for alcoholic beverages. He’s floating in a head of Guinness!  How adorable.  I think, however, that … Continue reading

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Apartment 2.2

Bought another couch.  Sold the dining room table.  Then got bored one weekend and went to Ikea, which is never really a good idea.  It’s like grocery shopping when you’re hungry.

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Joe’s Restaurant on Abbot Kinney, Venice (the California one)

We took a short bike ride down the beach trail from Santa Monica to Venice and popped into Joe’s for dinner because I had a Blackboard Eats deal for a free bottle of wine and dessert.  We sat at the … Continue reading

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