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Sushi recently eaten…

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by calixton

…in Sacramento. Chef’s sushi mix (above) and a River Cat roll (below) from Miso Japanese Cuisine. Mmm… sushi.

LOST fruit…

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 by calixton

…now in cans! Last week Miss T and I snacked on some DHARMA Initiative food items while we watched the LOST season 6 premiere. Nothing fancy, just some DI Crackers and Cheese and DI Mixed Fruit. If you’d like some DHARMA Initiative Mixed Fruit for tonight’s episode of LOST, making your own may be the […]

Little LOST crackers…

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by calixton

…and a little LOST cheese. Sometimes you just want a snack. A small one. Not a sweet—something savory. And, you want to have to use a stick in the preparation of your snack. Yes, a stick. (These may sound like peculiar circumstances, but it comes up more often than you think.) For those small, savory, […]

Start your LOST day…

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 by calixton

…the DHARMA Initiative way! Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (you do know that, right?), and, despite being in an indeterminate place and time, life on LOST Island is no different—breakfast is important. So, when wild chicken eggs, boar bacon, and taro-flour bread are in short supply, make sure […]

One persimmon…

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 by calixton

…two persimmon, three persimmon, four. My family has a persimmon tree which has, for reasons unknown, produced a bumper crop of fruit this year. Sadly, I’m not a persimmon consumer. For me, a persimmon tree is something more interesting to look at than to eat fruit from: Fortunately, Miss T enjoys both viewing and eating […]

Covered-in-chocolate…

Sunday, December 6th, 2009 by calixton

…cashew redux. After November’s Covered-in-Chocolate (CIC) meeting I wondered why my CIC choice, cashews, weren’t better. Our tasting group concluded that the cashews weren’t bad—just not very cashewy. A couple of ideas to bring the cashew flavor “up” included dark chocolate (vs. milk), a thinner chocolate coating, and saltier cashews. A few weeks later, I […]

Covered-in-chocolate…

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 by calixton

…five food items tasted. A few weeks ago one of my coworkers came across quicos—chocolate-covered corn nuts—at his local wine shop. He mentioned these odd confections to another one of my coworkers; she promptly told him to return to the wine shop, right then, if possible, purchase said quicos, and bring them into work for […]

Last summer…

Monday, October 12th, 2009 by calixton

…i.e., two weekends ago. Not too long ago, before fall descended on Northern California, Miss T and I took a jaunt out to San Francisco. It may very well have been the last, nice summer day in the Bay Area. Our stops included the Ferry Building Marketplace, Hayes Valley, and Japantown. As usual, you can […]

LOST pasta…

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 by calixton

…in cans. As a kid growing up in the ’70s, one of the first things that I was allowed to cook on the stove was pasta from a can. Of the two competing brands of the time, Chef Boyardee and Franco-American, I preferred Chef Boyardee. Inexplicably, I associated the mustachioed Chef Boyardee with a superior—more […]

A little Paris…

Monday, September 21st, 2009 by calixton

…in Sacramento. In Sacramento? I don’t know Paris so I can’t attest to its authenticité, but Le Petit Paris in midtown Sac is a comfy neighborhood café that serves up good espresso, tea, pastries, and sandwiches. According to the menu on the wall there’s also beer and wine (which neither Miss T nor I tried) […]