Archives for December 2013
Headed up to South Lake Tahoe end of last week for three nights. Not a bad view.
That was at the brand new The Landing Resort & Spa. So new, in fact, that we were there on opening day and were the very first guests to check in. My valet ticket was 0002.
The owner is Greek and so naturally, the restaurant is Jimmy’s. They weren’t quite prepared to open that first night, but we were on hand the next night for their opening under a limited menu. Bea and I shared all three dishes.
Guess what? Denise Minger’s book is finally done: Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health. My copy has arrived. She’s next for a review, after I get to John Durant’s book, and then Chris Kresser’s.
Here’s Denise’s own blog post about finally finishing it.
I made gluten free French toast this Christmas morning as a special treat. Can’t even recall the last time.
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/8 cup water
- 1 TBS butter
- 1 TBS honey
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 cup tripple sec (orange zest will work too)
- 4 slices of bread
Put the butter & honey in first, nuke to soften, mix everything else in together, dump in a baking dish and let your bead soak up for about 30 seconds per side. I cooked it in the same fry pan I cooked the bacon in. Drained the fat leaving just the coating and the bacon residue, then added an additional pat of butter.
Finish off with a pat of butter on each slice, toped with pure Canadian maple syrup that you’ve heated (I nuked 1/2 cup for 45 seconds and that was perfect).
Finally, we had Christmas eve dinner at the house of good friends last night who served excellent cornish game hen with wonderfully crispy skin. I didn’t get a picture of that, unfortunately, but I did of their Major Award.
I’m told it’s fra-gee-lay. That’s Italian.
OK, have a nice Christmas holiday with your family. Bea & I are headed off to visit some family for a few, then it’s the rest of the afternoon seeing Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. It’s 3 hours!!! The last time I saw a Christmas day movie in the theater was actually Scorsese’s The Gangs of New York. I’m expecting no less of a spectacle.