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In The Kitchen: Tabasco Brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce

August 20th, 2015 Comments off

I was never a big fan of Tabasco sauce over the years, but recently I discovered this smoked chipotle version of Tabasco sauce and I was sold. As I have gotten older, I have sought out spicier food and sauces. I’ve never been one to understand the desire of some to blow out their taste buds with insanely hot peppers and sauces. I still want to taste my food, I just want to enhance it with the sauce. 

Tabasco bottle

This Tabasco is excellent for enhancing the flavor of many foods. I have used it on pizza, as a topping to my homemade chili, over homemade nachos, tacos and burritos and in tomato soup. As you can see here, I think it compliments tomato-based dishes the most, but you might find it useful elsewhere, too.

I am always amazed when something so small can improve the state of my kitchen and wonder how I hadn’t discovered it before. Try it out when you get a chance and spice up your life just a little.

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In The Kitchen: 4-Pc. Dolman Measuring Cup Set [Cooking]

August 13th, 2015 Comments off

I came across this lovely set of measuring cups over on Dot & Bo and wanted to share. Nice to see something functional and also so pretty.

Dolman cups

4-Pc. Dolman Measuring Cup Set from Dot & Bo

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Spur of the Moment Periscope Live Stream from A Gardener’s Notebook (23 mins) [Video]

August 11th, 2015 Comments off

Spur of the Moment Periscope Live Stream from A Gardener’s Notebook (23 mins)

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Video: Playing around with stop motion animations in Vine this evening

July 14th, 2015 Comments off

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Video: Food: Wild Hibiscus flowers in syrup with prosecco

June 14th, 2015 Comments off

A good friend gifted us these amazing wild hibiscus flowers in syrup when they visited and stayed with us. We took the opportunity to try these out with some other friends during a big movie night last night.

I often make champagne cocktails with my own limoncello and other liqueurs, but this was a different experience. The flowers are edible and provide surfaces the the champagne to bubble from in the glass, as you can see from this short iPhone video.

Hibiscus flowers prosecco

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Music: “Groove Grove” by Kevin MacLeod at under Creative Commons License

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Photos: Out with beer enthusiast friends at Golden Road Brewery

May 18th, 2015 Comments off

Some beer-loving friends are I town, so this gave us an opportunity to play tourist for a few hours today. 


Nice place. Good pub atmosphere. Sorry it took so long to finally check it out. 

Link: Golden Road Brewery

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Art: “Taking Flight” in Watercolor via #waterlogue and also on a variety of products

May 12th, 2015 Comments off

Taking flight

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Food: Honey-balsamic pork loin with polenta via #instagram

April 2nd, 2015 Comments off

Rosanne put together an amazing pork loin in the crock pot yesterday and then I served it up over polenta (cornmeal mush) which has become one of my favorite ways to server roasted or slow cooked meats.

Honey balsamic pork

Recipe: Honey-Balsamic Pork Roast at

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It’s Tomatomania Time Again! – March 20-22, 2015, Encino, CA

March 4th, 2015 Comments off

It’s that time of year again…time to get growing — and eventually eating — all that tomato-y goodness from your own garden. This year’s bi-coastal Tomatomania 2015 may be coming to an area near you. Check out all the info on their web site,


Tomatomania is coming soon to your area!


Our own local event, here at Tapia Bros in Encino, CA will be held March 20-22, 2015. I highly recommend going early, as many varieties sell out quickly and you want to make sure you get your favorites!

You can also get your own personal copy of Tomatomania!: A Fresh Approach to Celebrating Tomatoes in the Garden and in the Kitchen Paperback by Scott Daigre and Jenn Garbee to help you grow the best tomatoes ever.

You can find many of my previous posts about Tomatomania using the related links below! Wishing you the best tomato season ever in your garden!

Food/Drink: MacLeod Ale Brewing Co Description Card – Great introduction to their products

February 9th, 2015 Comments off

I saw this new description card when I visited MacLeod Ale Brewing Co on Saturday. It gives a great introduction to all their brews.

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MacLeod Description v1

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At the tasting room via my iPhone6 and Waterlogue app

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