Posts Tagged ‘FOOD’

2
Jan

New Year–New Beginning

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Friday, 1 January 2016

Goofy Kyle at Holyrood

Kyle and the Babes 2015. Day Sixteen.

Sleeping a little later was the first order of business today … followed immediately by another marvelous breakfast by the Clouston kitchen.

We met Chris and Jennifer on the Royal Mile at The World’s End. From there we visited Holyrood Abbey … a truly beautiful ruin I will elaborate upon later. I still have photos to upload!

The walk to Holyrood was all the way to the bottom of the Royal Mile, and so the walk back up was long and our arrival at our destination was staggered … but we got to the Jolly Judge for a round of drinks and then went back to the Devil’s Advocate for an incredible foodie experience. We enjoyed such dishes as Braised Ox Cheek, Baked Cod, Confit Duck Leg, Lamb Burger, and one of the most lovely Cheese Boards I’ve seen. The drinks there are wonderful, too and the evening was over far too quickly.

Mandi and Chris and Jen attempted to take a Ghost Tour, but, got there to find it sold out, so they joined Kyle and I at the Secret Vodka Arcade Bar, where we had stopped for our nightcap.  We were all very tired and still had packing to do, so we bid one another goodnight and safe journeys and allowed our final night in Edinburgh to come to a close.

Tomorrow, we plan to visit Edinburgh Castle and begin our journey back toward London.  I must steel myself for the heartbreak of leaving Edinburgh.  I am not ready.

~MB

 

 

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23
Feb

Quesadillas II

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

4 February 2010
Well, look at that. More quesadillas. I’ll bet they’re from Abuelo’s, too. This time we took our Kelly with us!
Quesadillas II
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 23 February 2010)

Listening to:
Wild Honey by Beach Boys
from British Top 30 – 1967

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
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23
Feb

Quesadillas

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

28 January 2010
It’s no secret that Marita Beth & I like to eat out. It’s no secret that Marita Beth & I like Tex-Mex above most other locally avaiable cuisines. It’s not secret that Marita Beth & I like Abuelo’s and go there frequently. What is a secret, until recently, is that they have a fantastic happy hour with excellently priced margaritas and made-to-order free quesadillas. Long live happy hour at Abuelo’s.
Quesadillas
Cheers.
~KR (Written on 23 February 2010)

Listening to:
Famous for Nothing by Dropkick Murphys
from The Meanest of Times

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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28
Mar

Rio Mambo's and Royal Falcon

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

Rio Mamba Dinner

27 March 2009

Happy Birthday, Mama!

After a long work week and a solid day of sewing, six o’clock finally came! Ronnie had carefully organized a gathering of our friends from back in our comic book retailng days! Thanks largely to Facebook, we had all found each other online, and learned that so many of us were once again (or still) living nearby. We met at Rio Mambo’s—a delicious, if not somewhat over-priced Tex Mex place on the west side of Fort Worth. We had been there once before and the most noteable thing about the meals there is that they really do have margaritas “the size of my head!” Kyle and I shared one tonight!  We also shared this delicious plate which involved cheese enchiladas, two eggs, fajita beef strips and fresh avocado!  Again, I have to end a paragraph by saying “yum!”

It was really wonderful to see so many beloved familiar faces. These are folks, many of whom were part of our daily or at least weekly lives. Customers, employees, artists, collectors . . . friends. I am so grateful for the opportunity to get together with all of them, and I look forward to such a gathering not being so rare!

After dinner, Kyle and I took advantage of being already on the west side of town, and popped on over to the Royal Falcon to grab a pint and hear another old friend perform. Again, thanks to Facebook, I’d gotten the word that Rodger Harrison was going to be “playing with by himself” tonight at the Falcon. (His promo poster was worded exactly that way and it amused me!)  So, despite the horribly smoky-smelling air, we ordered a round of Twisted Thistle (a great little brew from one of our favourites–Belhaven) and it wasn’t long before we were hugging and chatting with old friends.  Rodger even noticed us from the stage, and thanked us for coming in the middle of his set!  Talk about knowing we did the right thing by going there!  We grabbed a table, and during our tenure there, we  got in some quality time with Matthew, Steve, Elaine, Randy, Craig and Deanna!  By t he time we finally had to pull our plug on the night, we’d moved to a bigger table and been joined by Denise and Ken and Kelly and Bert!   It probably goes without saying that the conversation was lively and very amusing.  It was a great evening.  I only wish we didn’t have to go home from such things smelling like an ash tray!  <sigh>

But, clothes and hair wash, and life is short.  Too short, and too uncertain to pass up opportunities like tonight afforded us.  We went from one wonderful gathering of old friends to another, and I consider myself truly blessed to have such amazing people,  and such happy memories in my life.  Here’s to making more happy memories with nights such as this one.  Slainte!

~MB

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9
Jan

Subway

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

8 January 2009
14 Days
14 Cities
32 Pubs, 4 Hotel Bars, 3 Restaurants, 2 Parks, 1 Brewery
74 Different Drinks (Beer, Wine, Cider & Mead)
and today…Subway.
Subway Melt
I must be home.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 9 January 2009)

Listening to:
Blue Jeans and a Rosary by Kid Rock
from Rock & Roll Jesus

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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2
Dec

PF Chang Rails

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

26 November 2008
I’m not a big fan of Chinese food, but tonight I was in the mood of P.F. Chang. My wife, it turns out, had never been to one, so we found a local restaurant and went there for dinner.
PF Chang's
I had a nice Malbec with their Orange Beef dinner while she had something else entirely. The photo is of their ornamental separators with the bar and a bartender out of focus at the end.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 2 December 2008 )

Listening to:
When Doves Cry by La Mazz
from When Doves Cry

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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21
Nov

Lunch

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

19 November 2008
The joys of a week full of Mondays. It seems like every day is a repeat of the frustrations of the previous day…and every one of them feels like a Monday.
The joy of the work day yesterday was my Breaded Pork & Mashed Potatoes I snagged from the cafeteria
Breaded Pork & Mashed Potatoes
and kicking ass at Wordpaths on Facebook. Such simple things.
After work, however, was happy hour & massive political discussions at Broncos with some very dear friends.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 20 November 2008 )

Listening to:
Cadence to Arms by Dropkick Murphys
from The Singles Collection

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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4
Nov

The Remains of the Cupcake

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

31 October 2008
I took the day off work as it was my birthday. I feel a moral obligation to convince society that the only true holiday one deserves to have off is one’s own birthday. The rest of the holidays are manufactured and exist inside constraints of some sort. Your birthday, however, is truly your day and you deserve to spend it the way you want. I wanted to spend it NOT working; so I didn’t. Marita Beth & I slept in, then I ran a couple of errands while she finished some work. When done, we went to Early Vote (if you didn’t early vote and you live here in the U.S., I sure hope you will be voting on the 4th), then started the trip to TRF. The dogs went to the kennel and we headed South. Since we would be there so much earlier than typical, we arranged a birthday dinner at Rancho Grande, a decent Tex-Mex restaurant in Magnolia. MB and I were first where we met up with Sherrie, Susabella & Jo. Kelly joined us soon after and was quickly followed by George and Delaenya. Donny & Mary got there a little later bearing treats. I found, earlier in the year, a recipe for Guinness cupcakes. The recipe sounded too good to pass on and under Mary’s careful tutelage has indeed turned out to be a fantastic find. They are precious little Chocolaty, Guinnessy, yummy treats.
This one died in my belly.
Remains of the Cupcake
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 3 November 2008 )

Listening to:
Purple Haze by Brother
from Your Backyard

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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6
Oct

Ceviche from Mi Tierra

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

Ceviche from Mi Tierra

3 October 2008

Believing that this creeping crud I’ve been dealing with would surely be gone by now, we had made plans with two dear friends to have dinner tonight.  And not just any dinner—a chance to introduce new folks to the artful and tasty talents of our friend, Damaris, owner and chef at Mi Tierra Latin Fusion Restaurant.

There was no way a few sniffles and a little coughing were going to get in the way of the evening!  I worked during the day, including getting Joe’s mock-up ready for his fitting this afternoon.  Joe and Cindy have commissioned new duds that we’re hoping to debut at TRF.  Allyson and Rod arrived at the house right around six, as planned.  The missing cog in the wheel was Kyle.  We waited a little while, and then called him to see how much longer he might be.  We determined he should meet us at the restaurant, since the kitchen does close at 8 p.m.

So, we dealt with pups, picked a second bottle of wine to go with the one Rod had brought along, and Rod drove the three of us to the restaurant.  We were amused to note, that I was not the only one with the remnants of a cold bug.  Both Ally and Rod were sniffling, too!  At least I didn’t have to worry about “making” anyone sick!  We got to the restaurant, and were greeted just inside the door, by Carlos, Damaris’ husband and partner in the restaurant.  He is the “front man”—always chatting with the guests, always with a comfortable, jovial attitude that makes one feel more like a guest in his home, than a patron in his restaurant. 

Kyle arrived soon after us, and Rod opened a bottle of wine.  We ordered an appetizer sampler plate , this absolutely beautiful serving of ceviche that I chose to use as my photo of the day, and four different entrees.  Then it was Christmas!  Unbeknownst to us, Allyson had decided to give gifts this evening, and presented Kyle with an absolutely fabulous pair of stone dice—made of Tiger Eye!  He was thrilled.  And, for me there were amazing antique reproduction buttons and a set of “my size” bangle bracelets.  (When you are petite, it is so hard to find tiny bangles that don’t fall right down over your hand!)  Treasures from a recent trade show or two that she’d been to, and (thankfully) had thought of us!   But, we know that it is she herself, that is the real treasure.

We had been looking forward to this evening—ever since Kyle first got the phone call this summer from our dear friend Rod, telling him that he’d met Allyson through our MySpace pages, and they’d begun chatting a lot, apparently realizing more every day just how much, and how many friends they had in common.  Rod asked Kyle if it “would be okay” if they dated.  How adorable is that?  Allyson told us at dinner that when she got a friend request from this cute guy that Kyle and I seemed to know so well, she couldn’t figure out why they didn’t already know each other!  So, a number of weeks (I think they were celebrating two months!) later, here they are—still quite fascinated with each other.  And, since we love them both individually—the “two for one” aspect of this relationship suits us perfectly!!  We look forward to many more good times with this wonderful young couple.  Next time, it seems, it will include a game of some kind . . . perhaps, mah jong!

~MB

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4
Oct

Hot Sauce

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

28 September 2008
Hot sauce. Yum.
Hot Sauce
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 3 October 2008 )

Listening to:
The New Kid by The Old 97’s
from Veronica Mar’s Soundtrack

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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