Monday, January 4, 2021
Delvigne sells their marvelous croissants and breads at both the Culver City Farmers Market and the Studio City Farmers Market, but they also have a Window on Venice Blvd that is open on Saturday from 10am-1pm if you want to pick up a French treat for the week-end. You may order ahead until 2pm for a next day pick up from their menu.
Since January is the time of year for my favorite, the galette des rois, I ordered ahead for a Saturday window pick up via their Instagram page and while I was there, got a few gigantic croissants for $4 each :)fève to help cut down on tooth damage that can result from using the old fashioned porcelain figurines ;)
Monday, December 14, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
After cooking and baking all week, it is a nice treat to get prepared food for Sunday Supper and Lunetta provides a delicious menu option that changes weekly for everyone who wants a break from the kitchen.
This week's menu featured grilled organic sourdough with cultured butter,
Monday, November 9, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
I've missed going to many places since Covid 19, but as places adapt to take out and curbside, I now make the drive to satisfy my cravings :) Pho Hue Oi in Redondo Beach was always my favorite Pho outside of Orange County and like any drug addict, my yearnings made me do whatever it took to get satisfaction!
I didn't know how well Banh Beo Chen A5, the steamed rice cakes for $9.95, topped with fried garlic, green onions, ground shrimp, and pork rinds would travel, but they held up very well.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
I appreciate having the option of delivery from my favorite restaurants during Covid 19, especially when they are a small one location operation like Simpang Asia. Some dishes are better for delivery than others, so I focused on items that would travel well as opposed to things like fried calamari which was great eating in (see my previous post).
The driver was so appreciative of my tip that he thanked me profusely; please tip when you order delivery or pick up, especially nowadays. The safety that delivery and curbside pick up orders offer you by the people serving you should be appreciated with as much as you can afford, e.g., 20% + , every bit helps.
They offer a Traditional Meal for 2 for $27.95 which offered a choice of the Indonesian chicken that was so tender and flavorful that it did not need any of the sauce that came on the side. The sauces are SPICY here, so even the mild soy based sauce chili sauce may be beyond your heat tolerance, as I quickly learned after pouring it generously over my chicken!
Monday, October 5, 2020
I love trying recipes from Sally's Bake Blog, so when I decided to try making scones for the first time (I've eaten many, just never made my own), I chose her Lemon Blueberry Scones recipe. I love that she offer options for freezing before baking, freezing after baking, the option of using cream or buttermilk, and the unusual and very effective method of grating frozen butter to get the tender flaky texture of a perfect scone:)