Recommendations

At times I find things I can’t live without, things that just help out, and things that I enjoy.

Chef Keegan’s D Bar is D-licious!

Walking through Hillcrest a few weeks ago I saw Keegan outside the d bar.  “I know you” I said to him… and it turned out I did!  The Host of Food Network Challenge recently opened up this hip new restaurant & dessert bar on 5th.  We finally made it back there today and I think […]

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Top 10 Reasons it’s time for “Top Chef – San Diego”

Heading into the 10th season, Top Chef has explored most of the notable cities of the USA… but America’s Finest City still hasn’t made the list.  Here are some of the reasons Top Chef-San Diego needs to be on the horizon. 1. If you want a good judge, lure them in with the promise of […]

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Malarkey’s Herringbone Pleases the Palate

Herringbone is a great addition to the quilt of restaurants Malarkey has sewn into the San Diego food scene.  Following Searsucker, Burlap & Gingham with its eclectic cowboy atmosphere, Herringbone did not disappoint with its simple yet flavorful menu. First I have to mention that they have their own parking lot… Even some of the […]

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Cuisinart DLC-2AW Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor, White

This little guy can handle so many things around the house!  I make bread crumbs, chop peppers for my Jalepeno Pepper Jelly, whip up sauces and all kinds of other things.  The greatest thing is that it takes up barely any space in my kitchen, and its so light and small that I can just […]

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Join a farm! Suzie’s Farm CSA gives you a chance to try something new every week.

Did you know that lots of communities have farms that will offer a box of fresh veggies on a weekly or bi-weekly basis?  My mom is part of a CSA in the central valley, and I recently found one in the San Diego area.   Joining the farm has really inspired me to cook a […]

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Ball Utensil Set

I just used this while making my Loquat Jam, and it was awesome.  Sometimes these utensil kits seem like something they tell you you “need” but in this case it really was important!  It kept me from making a mess, and if you want your jam to keep for a long time you need tools […]

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FoodieCurious Reccomends: Simply Calphalon Nonstick Panini Pan

I love using this pan! Its great for turkey burgers, cooking up veggies, or even for steak night for 2.  Did I mention it’s a panini pan?  It works great for hot sandwiches as well.  The lid isn’t too heavy, so it doesn’t squish your sandwich like a brick, but it does keep the heat […]

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FoodieCurious Favorite-Double Burner Griddle

I absolutely love this pan!  I use it for all kind of things… especially bacon or proscuitto because you can get it all done in one batch.  I also use this to make my DELICIOUS sweet potato hash.  I cook veggies on it a lot because they can spread out and they will actually get […]

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Great Foodie Gift Idea #4: Belkin Fridge Mount for iPad 2

[ReviewAZON asin=”B005NHR6MU” display=”inlinepost”] Ok, full disclosure… I don’t have one of these… but I just got an iPad so, since it’s on my own christmas list, maybe it would need to be on yours too.  Imagine being able to check out your recipes or watch some Netflix while you whip up dinner… what a great […]

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Great Foodie Gift #3 – Immersion Blender

[ReviewAZON asin=”B005MMNBBQ” display=”inlinepost”] I used to think that immersion blenders were silly… I had one back in college for making smoothies in my dorm room, and it barely chopped up ice.  The thing is, ever since I received this as a wedding present last year it has earned a coveted countertop spot!  I use this […]

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