Tastebuds Diary

5 Jul

A continuing and ostensibly peculiar accounting of foods I ate (from my kitchen and from stores and restaurants) that made my palate happy:

Cranberry-oat cookie from Safeway’s bakery.

Beef enchiladas from Blanco on Scottsdale Road. Great red sauce, with meat from braised short ribs.

True Blonde pale ale from Ska Brewing in Durango, Colo.

My gazpacho — put through the food processor but not pulverized, with addition of cucumber chunks, imitation crab or baby shrimp.

Simple spinach and egg white omelette. Or is it omelet?

Vegetable masala patties from Trader Joe’s frozen food section.

My guacamole — splendid simplicity: get out the avocado masher and stir in favorite salsa.

Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal — It’s one of a kind.

Arizona-grown cantaloupe that I bought at a farmer’s market.

McDonald’s mango-pineapple fruit smoothie when it’s nearing 110 outside.

Thinly sliced rare roast beef with special mustard on pumpernickel — called the “Van Gogh” from Sacks Sandwicherie

Chocolate chip scone from Wildflower Bakery — shoving thoughts about the calories out of my mind.

Seattle brand Iced Mocha — from the can, diluted with almond milk. Not too bad on calories, creamy and not too sweet.

Zucchini, tomato and yellow squash gratin — appropriate for the season.

Organic apples — they do taste better.

Late July organic sandwich cookies — dark chocolate or green tea vanilla flavors. Who needs Oreos?

Ghirardelli dark chocolate brownies — just one highlight of holiday baking.

Rice crackers — I don’t know why.

Mamma Toledo’s mini cherry cream cheese pie — food truck fare.

Liberte full fat yogurt from Quebec City, available at safeway. Any flavor.


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