The Heirloom Dilemma

IMG_3080For me, heirloom tomatoes just beg for simple treatment. I don’t like to mess with them. I just want them on a plate, displaying all their colorful juicy beauty. For me, it seems a shame to do anything other than let them be. When I do fuss with them, I feel a tinge of guilt. At the I 🍆🍅🍑 California farmer’s market, however, I got A LOT of heirlooms… and I can only consume so much salad. So, this afforded me the luxury of playing with a few of them outside of the salad bowl. Continue reading

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Why didn’t I think of that?

Alex and I recently tried out a new restaurant in Tustin, Centro. They make really good, simple food, with fresh ingredients. Most of the menu is focused around a beautiful tile mosaic covered wood burning stove. Bonus: It’s a winery/brewery tasting room too!

IMG_3011They have plenty of great pizza’s on the menu, but my favorite dish was actually the bruschetta. This is what caused me to say: “Why didn’t I think of that?” Continue reading