Sunday, June 25, 2017

heartbaker




http://www.theheartbaker.com/


Place: heartbaker

Location: 1408 clement street (near 15th avenue)

Hours: open Tuesday through Friday at 8:00am, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am for "Brunch"

Meal: Omelette du Jour ~ cauliflower, mushroom, roasted garlic, onion, & Mozzarella, choice of kale salad or potatoes; a Peach Dumpling w/ Bourbon Crème Chantilly (well, that is what I am calling it; it was some kinda Bourbon-infused whipped cream dealy); and a cuppa Sightglass - Dark Roast 

https://sightglasscoffee.com/




(Today's EweToobular juxtaselections? What else? Everyone knew that ol' Chesney Henry was a big fan of peaches and Bourbon... )


Keeping it basically local (I took the bus over there, but ended up walking the eighteen blocks back home) this morning, I decided to head back to heartbaker (see last 'blog-entry from Sunday, December 4th, 2016). This is a great little bakery-place, and if you get there early enough (I arrived there just as they were opening this morning), you can usually get in and out pretty quickly.

Today's other ideas that I was thinking about:
(off their Specials board)
"Veggie" (ugh!) Quiche ~ asparagus, mushroom, jalapeño, Parmesan (Hmmm?! Choices... choices... Do I go with the asparagus one or the cauliflower one? In the end I settled for the omelette choice because I figured it would be a bit more filling);
Chilaquiles ~ crispy tortilla strips in mild green tomatillo sauce, avocado, sour cream, Cotija cheese[1] + 2 eggs;
or 
(off their standard "Brunch" menu)
Vegetarian Eggs Benedict ~ oven roasted tomatoes, sautéed Swiss chard, garlic, & smoked paprika Hollandaise, served on our herbed buttermilk biscuit w/ your choice of kale salad or house potatoes.




They were calling this a "Dumpling" in the display case, but it was more of a tart/puff-pastry thing. It was all very good, be it a dumpling or tart/puff-pastry thing. 




This was another great choice; I haven't had a bad meal there yet. The cauliflower was a perfect ingredient and added lots of fresh crunch (even though, I am pretty sure the cauliflower had been roasted a bit first so that it wasn't entirely raw). I was glad to see that they use the spelling "Omelette" with "du Jour"; you'd be surprised how many places will go with "Omelet du Jour". Why go to all trouble to use the the snooty-*ss Frenchy "du Jour", if'n you don't use the the snooty-*ss Frenchy spelling of "Omelette"?

For my side choice, I went with the roasted potatoes (even though I am a big ~ or baby ~ kale fan), because, from my past experiences there, I knew that these were also very good.

I asked the cute waitress/server-lady-person which specific roast/blend the Dark Roast Coffee was; however, I forgot to write it down, and by the time I got home... anyway, it was very good and strong, whatever the specific roast/blend was. My guess is that it was probably Owl's Howl (an Espresso roast) as that was what I had last time via a French press. They offer both a Dark Roast and a Medium Roast already prepared.

For condimentary supplements, heartbaker offers only Tapatío® Salsa Picante Hot Sauce. I used a little of my own (just five-to-six drops) Dixie Crossroads Hot Habañero [ sic ] Pepper Sauce (Thanks, Brian!) on the omelette and some 
(I went ketchup-worthy with this one, though) 
Laura Plantation Vidalia® Onion & Peach Hot Sauce (Thanks, Greg & Cindy!) on the potatoes; I figured it was already a peach-y kinda day, anyway. However, I made sure to leave the peach-Bourbon thing unmolested.


Up next:

I am not really sure...


Glen Bacon Scale Rating:
Peach Dumpling (tart/puff-pastry thing, whatever) w/ Bourbon Crème Chantilly ~ 7.2;
Omelette du Jour ~ 6.7;
Sightglass - Dark Roast (whatever it might have been) ~ 7.1

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1. This little bit of extra-added information provided gratis from one of my favourite World Wild Web-sites:

http://www.cheese.com/cotija/

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mo'z café




http://moz-cafe.com/


Place: Mo'z café

Location: 5 Masonic Avenue 
(on the corner of Geary Boulevard)

Hours: open every day at 7:00am

Meal: Eggs Florentine ~ two poached eggs and spinach on an English muffin, topped with Hollandaise sauce, served with fruit or house potatoes; and a mugga Coffee ~ Mo'z special blend


Mo'z café (see last 'blog-entry from Saturday, February 11th, 2017) has opened a brand-new (as in only open since last month now) location, which is basically in my neighborhood (or at least straight down Geary Boulevard about forty blocks from me). I have been passing by it on my way to work every morning and have been meaning to check out Mo'z newest restaurant/crêperie. I spoke briefly with Mo[1] himself this morning (he works the cash register, takes orders, prepares any Coffee drinks, and is making sure this newest endeavour is running smoothly), and he told me that in addition to his original location downtown on 5th Street, he also has one other location in Daly City (near-enough Serramonte Center). It looks like a mini-roadtrip might be in store for that spot one of these days, too.

Mo'z café is in the location that previously housed 
the Corner Storethe Corner Store lasted less than five years in business there. It seems like it would be a great spot for a restaurant, but I think that the Corner Store was trying for a much more upscaley atmosphere, but the neighborhood just ain't that gentrified, Bobbie. I am sure that with the fare now being served, Mo'z café will last much longer. I am glad that they kept the old covered sidewalk patio cafe area from before. (I actually sat inside this morning because it was pretty grey and overcast, but it's always nice to have that option in better weather.)

Mo'z café has also expanded their menu at this location and there are now several other good breakfastary ideas from which to choose: 
(offa the Savory Crepes section)
The Corner Crepe ~ Cheddar cheese, onion, tomato, Greek olives, roasted red bell peppers, pesto, Feta, and pine nuts (this might have to be my choice on my next visit);
5 Masonic ~ Mozzarella, Cheddar cheese, onion, tomato, mushroom, spinach, walnuts, cottage cheese (which I would have to have omitted), and Marinara sauce;
(offa the Omelettes section)
Amore Omelette ~ avocado, black bean chili, salsa, Cheddar cheese, and sour cream ("Amore"? I think something must have been lost in translation from Arabic-to-Mexican-to-English);
Romano Omelette ~ spinach, Greek olives, and Feta ("Romano"? I think something must also have lost its way in the translation from Arabic-to-Greek-to-English);
or
(offa the Breakfast section)
Belgian Waffle ~ with strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and side of syrup (if I ever order this dish, I will definitely have to get a side of either hashbrowns or house potatoes to go with it).




"But, Brian, that don't look none like any Hollandaisey sauce that I ever done seen!"

Welllll... I had this great idea. I knew how good Mo'z Ranchero sauce is and I asked if I could have it substituted in place of the standard sauce. This really turned out to be a great idea ~ if I do say so myself (and, self, I do say so). I think this one is good enough to be added to Mo'z standard menu and should now be called Huevos Benedicto (perhaps adding some queso fresco on top to complete the deal).

"But, Brian, ain't Mo an Ay-rab? What does he know any about a decent Ranchero sauce?"

First off, Mo employs mostly Mexican cooks/chefs and I am sure that they know a thing or dos about auténtica salsa ranchera; secondly, what's with all the d*mn third-degree questions this morning?!

I also like how they offer a choice of either hashbrowns OR house potatoes now (they only serve hashbrowns at their 5th Street location... and plain ol' "fruit" is never really a viable choice for me when real potato side dishes are at stake). I opted for the house potatoes (well, restaurant potatoes, but still...) and these were just as good as their hashbrowns.

Mo told me that he has his own special blenda Coffee that is made up/roasted for him from three different kinds of beans. The cuppa Coffee came in an absolutely HUGE mug (which was easily 1-1/2 normal cuppas in size), so I did not even need to ask for a refilla for a change. 

Mo'z café has for use as condimentary supplementation Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce (both Original Red Sauce and Green Jalapeño Sauce) and Tapatío® Salsa Picante Hot Sauce
I used some of my own Palo Alto Fire Fighters 
XXX Ghost Pepper Sauce (Thanks, Brian!) on the potatoes only (leaving Mo'z own already tasty Ranchero sauce unmessed-with on the eggs).


Up next:

Back to heartbaker


Glen Bacon Scale Rating:
Huevos Bendicto ~ 6.9;
Mo'z special blend Coffee ~ 7.0

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1. I finally asked him, and his full name is Mohamad (or Mohamed or Mohammad or Mohammed... I didn't ask how he spells his name, though).

Sunday, June 18, 2017

the Fat Lady


A return breakfastary roadtrip:
(Historic) Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
(via "Planes [well, Fairy-boats[1]], Trains [well, BART/Subways] and Automobiles [well, MUNI Buses, but still...]")





"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot." 
~ John Griffith "Jack" London 
(born John Griffith Chaney)



http://www.thefatladyrestaurant.com/


Place: the Fat Lady

Location: 201 Washington Street (on the corner of 2nd Street), (Historic) Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

Hours: open for "Brunch" Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am

Meal: Roasted Asparagus Omelet ~ fresh spinach, applewood smoked bacon (which I [apple]wood always have nixed, of course), Mozzarella, & roasted asparagus, served with homestyle potatoes or mixed greens and ciabatta toast; and a cuppa (and 1-1/2 refillas) (the very local ~ as in roasted/produced just four blocks away) Mr. Espresso® Coffee (I didn't ask which roast/blend, though)

https://mrespresso.com/




(A Happy Father's Day! to each and every Leader of the Band out there.)


Via a number of public transportation conveyances 
(I was too lazy to actually drive all the way over to Oakland this morning myself), I found my way back to the Fat Lady (see previous 'blog-entry from Sunday, May 24th, 2015). I would have taken the Fairy-boat to Jack London Square from the Fairy Plaza in San Francisco, but the first morning Fairy-boat on the weekends does not depart until 9:45am (arriving at 10:20am), which is just a bit late for my early morning tastes. As it was, I did complete my triumvirate of trusty transportation and took the Fairy-boat back from Jack London Square to the Fairy Building after breakfast ("Brunch", whatever).

I sat inside this morning as it was air-conditioned and the weather outside was starting to warm-up exceedingly already for the morning. I know that I probably shoulda sat outside at one of the seven or eight sidewalk tables; I noticed that they were all still in the shade even after I had finished eating.

The next time I get back there (which hopefully is not another two years wait) I will have to try one of the following:
Greco/Roman Benedict (herb roasted roma tomatoes, fresh basil, Feta, drizzle of EVO on ciabatta);
Greek Omelet (Feta cheese, fresh herbs, spinach, & tomatoes);
or (if I am in a sweet kinda mood)
Grand Marnier French Toast (cinnamon brioche bread, fresh berries, pure maple syrup, & powdered sugar; it doesn't state it anywhere in the menu, but I hope it also includes some Grand Marnier® in it, too).





I like that every breakfast ("Brunch", whatever) starts with a complimentary (and complementary) plate of mini-baked goods. These included four various mini-muffins, a triangle of cornbread, and a slice of fruitcake. I can not be sure (I didn't feel like bothering my friendly and attentive waitress/server lady-person one more time on the extreme minutiae of my pondering), but one of the mini-muffins (possibly some kinda spice muffin) may very well have had some cardamom in it; which is always a great thing in my book. It's funny, I noticed that they brought out the same amount of items whether there was just one solo idiot or a table full of idiots; I am sure that you can always request additional items if needed.

One thing that was not provided, like on my last visit, was some crayons[2] and a paper place-mat upon which I could scribble/doodle. I made sure to voice my concerns to my friendly and attentive waitress/server lady-person. (She actually told me that they normally only provided those at Lunch or Dinner for the kids.)




While this may not have been any Farro & Beet Hash extraordinary finding, this omelette was more than worth the hour-plus trip over (and the hour-plus return trip home, too). This one was all about the roasted asparagus. And I was very pleased to see that there were at least five or six spears/stalks represented inside the omelette, too.

For condimentary supplements, the Fat Lady still offers Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce ~ Original Red Sauce and El Yucateco® XXXtra Hot Sauce Salsa Kutbil-ik® de Chile Habanero.  I used some of my own (I had only packed two different bottles this morning because I really didn't feel like schlepping even another 5 oz bottle with me in my backpack) Florida Gold Premium Habanero Hot Sauce (Thanks, Kerry! And with today's dosage, that kills another brave soldier from my collection... finally.) on the potatoes and some Hot Licks® Serrano Hot Sauce (Thanks, Brian! This bottle has only juuuust about reached its half-life, though.) on top of the omelette.


Up next:

Back to Mo'z Café to check out their brand newest digs (which happens to be right along my street, too)


Glen Bacon Scale Rating:
Roasted Asparagus Omelet ~ 6.9;
a beautiful (almost) Summer morning in scenic (Historic) Jack London Square ~ 8.2

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1. Yes, we in San Francisco have our own designated Navy.

2. How cool is it that both the words crayonand rainbow have the perfect amount of letters for which the colour spectrum can be completely used, Mr. Roy G. Biv?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

STRAW ~ Carnival Fare




https://www.strawsf.com/


Place: STRAW ~ Carnival Fare

Location: 203 Octavia Boulevard 
(near the corner of Page Street)

Hours:  "Brunch" is featured under the Big Top Saturday & Sunday at 10:00am 

Meal: Rocky Mountain Madame ~ egg-in-the-hole brioche toast, prosciutto (which I ottantasei-ed, beninteso), Swiss, garlic ailoi, Cheddar Béchamel[1], home fries; a glassa STRAWberry-Basil Lemonade; and, aforehand, a cuppa Ritual Coffee - Yukro (Jimma, Ethiopia)

https://ritual.myshopify.com/collections/coffee-beans/products/yukro-ethiopia




(Today's EweToobular juxtaselections are just a coupla new ones from Puddles.)


I was in a carnie kinda mood, so I went back to STRAW ~ Carnival Fare (see last 'blog-entry from Saturday, October 29th, 2016). I sat outside for a change (because Monsieur Soleil was out in full force and it was a gorgeous morning, and because I could). There are only four tables for two on the sidewalk area and they all filled up immediately this morning (and because I was the first idiot to get there early, I was assured of one of them at least).

There really aren't an awful lotta items from which to choose on their "Brunch" menu. I counted only six egg dishes and two salads (which, I suppose, I could always have a poached egg or two added on top of). I think I have had five of the six "Eggs With Greg" dishes now (all without any of the dead, decaying animal products whenever they were included in the dishes). (I still think they are missing out on a great [read: stupid] opportunity and should call this section "Eggs with Gregg" [or, worse yet, "Egs with Greg"].)




I have had this dish once before a few years back (it may have been the first dish that I tried when they had first opened) and felt like checking it out again. I liked it then and still liked it today. However, I bet this would have been even better substituting their most excellent Ranchero sauce for the Béchamel sauce (Mornay sauce, whatever). Of course, I didn't think about that until after I had ordered and they had already brought it out to me; I had overheard another couple debating over ordering the Huevos Rancheros and that made me think of this.

STRAW only has Crystal® Louisiana's Pure Hot Sauce for use as a condimentary supplementation (which they have put into cruet-shaker-pourer things on each table). I went with some of my own Pepper Palace Chocolate Habanero Hot Sauce (Thanks, Cindy & Greg!) on the potatoes only.

Because I had gotten to the neighborhood about an hour before STRAW opened, I purposely walked the three blocks over (and back) to Ritual Coffee to get a cuppa as a direct snubbery to the stupid coffeehouse that is located right next door to STRAW because of their sponsorage of the d*mn parklet out front.

yet still another stupid d*mn parklets mini-rant

even the stupid word "parklet" bugs me (it's just another completely madeuppery word!).


Up next:

A breakfastary roadtrip back to (Historic) Jack London Square, Oakland, CA; The Fat Lady sings again


Glen Bacon Scale Rating:
Rocky Mountain Madame ~ 6.5;
Ritual Coffee - Yukro ~ 7.1;
stupid d*mn parklets ~ 0.1

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1. Well, technically (or culinarily), a Béchamel sauce with cheese would be a Mornay sauce. I won't tell Emeril if you don't.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Dottie's True blue café




(No official-type web-site no longer.)


Place: Dottie's True blue café

Location: 26 6th Street 
(on the corner of Stevenson Street); 
phonicular contact: (415) 885-2767

Hours:  open Thursday through Monday at 7:30am 

Meal: Zucchini[1] Cakes ~ topped with poached eggs & spicy Marinara sauce - with fruit + potatoes; and a glassa orange juice 



(Simply put, Lady Ella and Dottie's True blue café go together like poached eggs and Zucchini Cakes.)


Today's breakfastary destination was completely premeditated (I did some meditation last night on where to go for breakfast this morning and I came up with this grand idea): I went back to Dottie's True blue café (see last 'blog-entry from Saturday, May 13th, 2017) for an early Birthday celebratory meal. The specific breakfast choice also happened to be pre-medicated (that one came to me in a crazy dream after taking too much nighttime cold medicine): if they had their stellar Zucchini Cakes on the Specials Blackboard (which they have had for several visits now, anyway), I knew I was going to go with that dish.

Otherwise (luckily not needed, but just in case), I would have made a choice of one of the following dishes (also off the Specials Blackboard):
Coconut French Toast ~ with pure maple syrup;
Banana Raspberry Rice Flour Pancakes ~ with pure maple syrup;
or
Spinach Provolone Strata ~ served with Italian sausage (which I would have ottantasei-ed, ovviamente), roasted tomatoes + fruit.




What more can I say than this was yet still another stellar Zucchini Cakes meal!
(If you would like more detailed details detailing how much I normally like this dish, I suggest checking out the one or two... or dozen... other times I have 'blogged about this specific meal already.)

Today's fruits were: blueberries (a botanical berry), blackberries (not a botanical berry), (red and green) grapes (both are a botanical berry), strawberries (not a botanical berry), cantaloupe (not a botanical berry), watermelon (a botanical berry), and honeydew melon (not a botanical berry). (Strangely enough, zucchinis are actually a botanical berry, too.)

Knowing full well (I didn't really need any meditation or medication to help me with this decision) what Dottie's True blue café has to offer in the way of condimentary supplements, I used some (well, a lot really) Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce ~ Chipotle Pepper Sauce on the potatoes only. The spicy Marinara sauce was already plenty tasty enough for me.


Up next:

Back to STRAW (maybe/possibly)


Glen Bacon Scale Rating:
stellar Zucchini Cakes ~ 7.7;
the soothing, dulcet tones of Lady Ella Fitzgerald ~ 8.5
(This is not my opinion, this is a fact: Lady Ella Fitzgerald had the most perfect singing voice of any American female [and it's debatable that she may have also had the most pefect singing voice of any American ~ male or female] in the 20th Century.)

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1. Stupid, useless (and, let's face it, somewhat confusing) cunning linguist pointer of the day:

For some unknown reason, us-here 'mericans use the Italian-esque word "zucchini" to name this-here fruit. (Note: Zucchini, as with any other squash or pumpkin, is botanically a fruit, not a vegetable.) This comes from the Italiano word "zucchina" (feminine singular; the plural would be "zucchine"); it is the diminutive of "zucca", meaning "gourd, marrow, pumpkin, or squash".

Whereas, the Britishlanders (if'n I am not mistaken, whom we done gots most of our-here language-words from) call it a "courgette". This is a loan word from the Frenchies; it is the diminutive of "courge", meaning "gourd or marrow".

"Well, just maybe, Brian, Cristoforo Colombo brought the zucchini back to Rome after he had discovered Plymouth Rock and that is why we use the Italiano word now..."

That might be a possibility, as zucchini (and all squash) has its ancestry in the New World.

However... why do we we call a tomato (which is also botanically a fruit and a berry, by the way) a "tomato" (as do our Great British cousins) and the Italianos call a tomato a "pomodoro"?

And what about eggplant (also botanically a fruit and a berry)? We call it "eggplant", the Britishlanders call it "aubergine" (another stolen word... loan word... whatever... from the Frenchies), and the Italianos call it "melanzana".

All I know is that if you combine all three of these fruits, you get a mighty tasty dish called "ratatouille" ~ which is French for "rat's tail stew"; and if you doesn't believe me, you can look it up yerd*mnself!

(I will leave the whole "rutabaga vs. swede/Swedish turnip" debate for another 'blog-entry.)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

KITCHEN Story


"Once upon a time there was a Korean family that decided they wanted to open some decent breakfastary joints in San Francisco... "



http://kitchenstorysf.com/

(This is supposed to be their "official" web-site-thing, but it does not seem to be operable right now.)


Place: KITCHEN Story

Location: 3499 16th Street (on the corner of Sanchez Street)

Hours:  open every day of the week at 8:00am 

Meal: Mascarpone[1] Stuffed Deep Fried French Toast ~ served with mixed berries, real Vermont maple syrup, honey butter OR Caramelized Banana and Maple-glazed walnuts for $3 instead; a side of Rainbow Potatoes (well, this was the Castro, after all); and a glassa fresh-squeezed orange juice 





(Hmmm?! Somehow I don't think that Empress Bessie was exactly lamenting the loss of Sam's culinary expertise.)


So, I finally got back to KITCHEN Story (see previous 'blog-entry from Saturday, February 23rd, 2013); and that only took me over four years to do. After my first visit there, I really expected that I would get back there much sooner and oftener. Because I was recently waxing nostalgic (for this purpose, I have found 100% pure beeswax the best... or if you prefer a different type of wax, you can just mind your own d*mn bizzness!) about a Korean family-owned group of restaurants (see last week's visit to Sweet Maple, etc.), I figured it was due time to check them out again.




Inside KITCHEN Story isn't that large of a place (small to medium sized), but there are many more (probably as many ~ or more ~ as inside) tables and seating outside along the Sanchez Street sidewalk area. If it were just a bit warmer this morning and the Sun was already hitting that area, I probably would have opted to sit outside.

Like all of the other restaurants in this local mini-chain, there are still several other great breakfast ideas (both for stupid vegetarians and jeenyus meatetarians alike) from which to choose; ferinstance: 
Red & Green Benedict ~ spinach, mushroom, roasted tomato, mango salsa, served on ciabatta with rainbow potatoes (Now why not also call this a "Rainbow Benedict"?);
Big Hass Omelet (or Scramble) ~ bacon (which I would have un-opted for), mushroom, spinach, avocado, Kimchi Pico De Gallo (which is pretty intriguing-sounding all on its ownsome), mild Cheddar, served with butter croissant and rainbow potatoes (this is an identical dish that is also served at Sweet Maple);
or
The Original Stone Pot Breakfast[2] ~ served on [ sic ] a steaming hot stone pot: minced pork (but I would have gone with the "vegetarian available" option without the dead, decaying porky stuff), smoky sauce (they don't specify what this is, but my best guess is that it is the very tasty Korean red chili paste called Gochujang [고추장]), jasmine rice, fried egg, seasonal mushrooms, carrot, cilantro, bean sprout, asparagus, pimento, and cucumber. Mix and enjoy! (I have had this dish many, many, many times at various Korean restaurants around town [it's my go-to dish normally], but only for lunch or dinner, never for breakfast. I will have to try it one of these days. I am sure I would love it for breakfast, too.)





Seeing as I missed the perfect opportunity to use any maple syrup last week at Sweet Maple, I figured I would make sure to order something that I could use some on this weekend at their sister restaurant. I went with the upgrade option of OR Caramelized Banana and Maple-glazed walnuts, which I believe was the way to go. Deep fried French toast?! Oh, yeah! This was purely ree-dic-yu-luss!

The Rainbow Potatoes were basically the same mix as last week's "potato medley" served at Sweet Maple: Chilean Purple, Yukon Gold, Gemstone Red, Russet, and Sweet Yam. I treated these more as a savoury breakfastary dessert and mostly ate them after finishing the French toast. These came in a mini-deep fryer basket and were a HUGE portion. 

This all turned out to be a whole lotta food (and a whole lotta deep-fried food to boot... if you get your kicks booting deep-fried foods, that is).

KITCHEN Story only offers Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce (both Original Red Sauce and Green Jalapeño Sauce) for condimentary supplementation. I had come well-prepared (as opposed to sickly-unprepared) with a few hot sauces of my own and used just a little (I wonder how they say "skoshi" in Korean) Pepper Palace Gator Bite Hot Sauce (Thanks, Cindy & Greg!) on some of the colourful potatoes.


Strange Coffee Interlude

While keyboarding up this 'blog-entry, I brewed me uppa (well, seeing as I prefer la méthode à la pour-over, this was more like "dripped me downna") a cuppa Bettys Peruvian Pangoa (Thanks, Greg & Cindy!). This was the last of the baggas of Christmas Coffee that I had received and I have finally broken into it. (Yes, I received that much Coffee at Christmas that it has lasted me until mid-June.) In the past, I felt that this blend/roast was always a little too light for me; however, this year's roast seems a lot darker and stronger (they list it as a Medium-Dark roast; I think they may have used to make it more as a Light-Medium roast). This Coffee may not put hairs on your chest, but it will make the existing hairs on your chest stand up and take notice. As with all of Bettys Coffees (even those lighter/weaker-type roasts), this was a truly great cuppa.

https://www.bettys.co.uk/peruvian-pangoa-coffee-pack


"And everyone ate happily ever after. The End."
(That is, if everyone also had Mascarpone Stuffed Deep Fried French Toast with OR Caramelized Banana and Maple-glazed walnuts and a cuppa 
Bettys Peruvian Pangoa for afters.)


Up next:

Back once again to Dottie's True blue café 
(for an early birthday breakfast, and more than likely for Zucchini Cakes if it is available on the Specials Board tomorrow)


Glen Bacon Scale Rating:
Mascarpone Stuffed Deep Fried French Toast with OR Caramelized Banana and Maple-glazed walnuts ~ 7.0;
Rainbow Potatoes ~ 7.3;
Bettys Peruvian Pangoa ~ 7.3

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1. http://www.cheese.com/mascarpone/

(This is one of my favourite web-sites on the World Wild Webs.)

2. This dish is known as "Dolsot Bibimbap"
(돌솥 비빔밥) in Korean. 

Stupid, useless cunning linguist/pseudo-epicureanistic pointer of the day:

"Dolsot" (돌솥) simply means "stone pot" in Korean and "Bibimbap" (비빔밥) literally means "mixed rice".

And just because I can ('my 'blog, 'my 'd*mn 'rules!), here is my Glen Bacon Scale Rating for an average Dolsot Bibimbap ~ 7.1.