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farm fresh eggs and bacon served on a fresh baguette from the salty tart.  Zing Zang bloody mary with some farmers market beef stick.


Took a little break from unpackin for some dinner.  Rice bowl with ground turkey, avocado, corn, and black beans.  Topped with cherry tomato/onion/cilantro/lime.  Bent Paddle Harness Winter IPA to wash it down.


Fish food and drink:  Muddler minnow (gently used) with a blurry Dales (the dales was for me, not the fish).



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Found a forgotten pack of backstrap last night in the bottom of the freezer last night, it was like Christmas in July :)

Veni and eggs for breakfast this morning...



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Those kabobs look real tasty... had a few of those at a BBQ with some friends last week (I made this salad for that BBQ)

Pretty simple actually, Just a bit of Kale, Cabbage, Romaine, Cilantro, Bell Peppers, Mangoes, Cashews, and Roasted Chicken Breast.  The dressing is simple too, just a bit of soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, lime juice, and a little peanut butter.

Enjoyed this one with a River Pig Pale Ale from the Angry Minnow.  (Sidenote - they are distributing cans of their Rye IPA now... so if you're around hayward keep an eye out!)

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Also made up some peanut sauce this weekend. Put mine on a Thai/Malay satay type cold noodle, chicken and veggie salad.  Slabs, your salad does look well as those kabobs!

Growing some colorful taters this year.....purple, all red, yukons....finally dug some up, and just finished off a bowl full and a beer. Par boiled.... then fried up in evoo, onion, garlic and topped off with grated parm and  fresh rosemary.


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Forgot to add this one from this spring. Orders of fried brie and haggis with an Innis & Gunn. 5000 years of brewing in this country was delicious. 


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I whipped up some egg and mustard style 'tato salad, and figured an extra-thick pig chop smothered in some apricot-orange glaze just might hit the spot today. Toss in some creamy slaw, some fresh green-tops.....  drool-smiley.gif




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