The latest in my world of plants:
It was reallllllly good! Kind of labor intensive, but worth it!
I wasn’t that great on keeping track of the recipes, changes I made to recipes, or even where I got the recipes this week, but if you are interested in anything specific, just comment and I’ll track down the info on what I did!
I have to figure out how to make this stuff!
Mom had a salad that I didn’t get a picture of.
Next up was my fave, Recess Eatery in Glendale. We actually went there a couple times, once just for tea and hanging out, and once for lunch.
This time I got some shots of the inside.
This little spot is near mom and Chris’ office so they stop in for afternoon coffee and cookies all the time.
Along with the fries, we had some pita strips, Chris and Stephen had the classic kebabs- they come as a sandwich or a wrap, I don’t remember what they had. I had the chicken kebab sandwich and it was super good. I’ll have to stop by here more often when I’m in town.
I guess I pretty much go to the same spots whenver I’m in L.A but I am starting a list of new places to try- maybe next time!
So, of course I had to try and make this meal myself. I’ve made chicken tacos before, they’re really not hard.
Then added some avocado and cilantro.
Put it all into some small, fresh corn tortillas from Rancho Liborio (after microwaving them a little to soften and warm them) and there you go. I thought they were almost as good as the ones from the market. If I would have had that awesome salsa, they would have been.
Of course I also had to make aqua fresca. Coincidentally, I had just seen a recipe for melon agua fresca in Sunset Magazine and had some frozen cantaloupe in the freezer. I used only about 1/4 cup of sugar in the whole thing so if you maike it be sure to start out with just a little sugar and add more if you need it. Part of what I like about these drinks is the fruity sweetness, rather than sweetness from a bunch of sugar.
They mostly have beer- Mike had one of their pilsners. I had a pear cider- my fave! And Linda had some kind of fruity mixed drink.
While they do have a few entrees, most of their stuff is snacky type items.
Overall it was a fun night. The staff are really nice and helpful if you aren’t sure what you want to get. They’ll give you little tasters of any of the stuff they have on tap. The food was good, not amazing (except the cheese dip which was!) but I gotta give them credit because it’s really hard to cook with local ingredients in Colorado, let alone feed an entire restaurant night after night. I had wondered why I had never been here before but then I found out it’s only been open about a year. It’s the kind of place that seems like it’s been around forever. In a good way!