I use to post food that I cooked at home and food I brought home to eat. Thinking it could be time to do that again since I am trying to blog more. So with that, here are a few things from this first month of 2015.
I remembered why I don't go into New Seasons. Because when I do I want to buy everything. However I went in this month to look for a couple special things. And found Origami Catering's Sweet Potato Noodles. These are really fresh and good tasting. And have insured that I will be back to New Seasons to try the other Origami Catering items there. I just have to be strong willed and avoid the rest of the store. Good luck with that.
One of the good things about New Seasons is they have a nice selection of essential oils which is why I went there. I have been making bath bombs so it's fun to think up new ones and the oils help with that. The other thing I was looking for was wine from Mosel Valley in Germany. Thanks to Ewald Moseler serving some up at a dinner I attended I'm now trying a few different Reislings. I bought this bottle of Nein Lives because of that and because of the label. My take on the wine inside is that it was a bit sweet and would be good paired with sweet dishes.
I also stopped at Natural Grocers looking for essential oils where I found this delicious little pie from Willamette Valley Pie Company. I really liked that it was only one or two servings and that it was Marionberry. One of the best things I have discovered since moving to Oregon is marionberries. Absolutely love them.
I won't say where this sushi is from. I got it after doing my Nodoguro Ultimate Sushi post. I don't buy pre-made sushi like this but reliving that dinner and this fish looked decent broke my will power. I ended up eating the fish and not much of the rice which was decently seasoned but gummy. But I'm posting this photo because of the yuzu ponzu shoyu which I picked up at Mitsuwa in Torrance a bit ago. Sadly it's not for sale locally because I really am enjoying it with certain dishes. I used a bit when I poached tai for my New Year's osechi.
The other day I was watching something that was streaming from UK. After watching a bit including commercials I had a craving for chips. Not having any snacks I remembered a couple Yukon Gold Potatoes needing to be cooked. I sliced them up, sauteed them in olive oil and garlic, tossed on a little dried parsley and sea salt and they turned out pretty tasty. Sometimes my brain comes up with decent ideas for cooking. I really need to get truffle salt and make this again.
Another thing I don't normally eat but Gouda cheese kind of owns me. Picked up a Gouda Cheese Dip after sampling it at a local market. Toasted artisan bread and put a bit of the dip on top. I could have made a dip like this but sometimes it's fun to buy things pre-made.
Just a Dungeness Crab I bought after remembering certain crab dishes I recently ate while dining out.
And a couple lovely tomatoes I found at a local market. I diced up the yellow and orange one, tossed them with Kewpie Savory Soy Dressing and it was amazingly good! Definitely going to make this again. I think with the darker winter days I'm attracted to sunny looking food. I wonder if other people do this too? Are you eating anything interesting lately? Any sunny colorful food during winter months?