Curious Reviews

My FoodieCuriosity has taken me here and there… enjoy my thoughts and experiences.

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 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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Tiger America 5.5 c. Elec Rice Cooker/Food S ( JNP-1000 )

This is the actual rice cooker that I use… it was a hand-me-down from my mom when she moved, and I love it!  The best part is the retractable cord, because it just means that it takes up less space and it’s SO convenient.  I know this is a pricier model, but the retractable cord […]

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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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Great Foodie Gift #2: Silicon Splatter Guard

[ReviewAZON asin=”B001FB59WM” display=”inlinepost”]  I seem to cook a lot of splattery things… pasta sauces, refried black beans, soups, salsas, bacon… aren’t all the most delicious things pretty splattery?   I used to have a metal mesh splatter guard, but it never cleaned properly, and I think it reacted with the acidic tomato sauce.  When I finally […]

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Great Foodie Gift #1: George Foreman GRP90WGR Next Grilleration

[ReviewAZON asin=”B000A7W4Z2″ display=”inlinepost”] I love my George Foreman grill… it makes panini making so delicious and easy.  Check out my post on the fig and brie panini to get the best use out of this grill. One cool thing is that it has removable plates so that makes it easy to clean.  This comes with […]

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FoodieCurious University – Refried Black Beans 101

  Check out the recipe: Refried Black Beans

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Searsucker San Diego

Last weekend my hubby’s work went to the races, and after a confusing bet where he put down more money than he had planned, he actually won!  With an extra $100 in his pocket, we decided it was time to try out Brian Malarkey’s down town hip restaurant. We started out with a few of […]

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