Archive for the ‘Product Review’ Category

Product Review: Jack Daniels Marinade in a Bag

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Tonight we tried a new easy to use marinade - Jack Daniels Marinade in a Bag. I got some tri tip steak and gave the mesquite flavor a go. I marinated the steak for about 1.5 hours before grilling. The marinade smelled great in the bag and ...

Product Review: Immaculate Baking Co. Cranberry Orange Scones

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

I saw these Immaculate Baking Co. Cranberry Orange Scones at the grocery store this morning, and they intrigued me greatly. They were with all the other dough in a can type things like the crescent rolls, but this company does an all natural product and had a very interesting ...

Rockridge Orchards Winery

Monday, June 4th, 2012

This past weekend was filled with farmers markets. I went to the University District Farmers Market on Saturday and the Everett Farmers Market on Sunday. I got some excellent Tayberry wine from Rockridge Orchards at the U-District market. They also had some wonderful apple cider. I ...

Smoked Habanero Salt Caramels from Bargello Bakery

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I like the little convenience store in my office building. They often have neat local products for sale. Today, they had an assortment of caramels from Bargello Bakery and Confections down in Shoreline. The salted caramels caught my eye right away, but as I looked at the ...

Product Review – Wildtree Garlic Galore Seasoning

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

A friend of mine, Shannon, recently started selling Wildtree food products. I purchased a few items from her starting party, the Texas corn bread mix, the pumpkin quick bread mix, and the "garlic galore" seasoning mix. I tried the garlic mix on some chicken thighs tonight, just drizzling ...

Happy Birthday to My Husband!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Today is Shaun's birthday, so we splurged a little and had some pasta with our turkey meatballs tonight. Tonight I used Mario Batali's Arrabbiata sauce, which has a nice spicy little kick to it. I was really quite impressed with this jarred sauce, and I'll have to try ...

Ham and Brussels Sprouts

Monday, February 7th, 2011

An easy dinner tonight: ham and brussels sprouts roasted in the oven for about 40 minutes. The ham was a delicious apple and honey cured ham from the local Hempler's.

A Somewhat Random Dinner

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Using up bits and pieces of things that needed to be eaten in the fridge led to this eclectic meal of chicken sausage, scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms, and green salad. The sausage is al fresco Roasted Garlic. We liked these pretty well, but we liked their Vermont Apple with Maple ...

Simple Broiled Flanken Cut Short Ribs and Easy Brown Rice

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

I was going to do some galbi tonight, but the lack of motivation is still quite present, so I just sprinkled the meat with some kosher salt and black pepper and broiled them until nicely browned. With some grape tomatoes and a cup of brown Minute Rice, one of ...

Product Review: Buitoni Wild Mushroom Agnolotti

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Tonight, lacking in motivation to cook at all, I boiled some water and had some Buitoni Wild Mushroom Agnolotti, found near the lunch meats and refrigerated biscuits and the like in the grocery store. I was pleasantly surprised with how tasty these were. Not as good as handmade ...