just a little April

April was splendidly busy with plenty of work in both real estate and writing. There were also days of plentiful eating to the point that I really need to consider that bikini season is already in bloom in San Diego. In fact yesterday and today have been blustery with Santa Ana winds and beautifully blue skies. Buona Forchetta is still our go-to outdoor eatery even now that we've moved out of Downtown. I've become determined to order of the Specials menu...

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just a little weekday picnic

Weather has never been something that I could realistically complain about growing up and living in San Diego.  If it rains, it only means that the next day will be unforgettably beautiful.  The only posed risk of depression happens when the marine layer covers the county and there's the blaring gray that warns us to put sunscreen on or else.  Wednesday was a beautiful day.  Hungry already at 4 in the afternoon, I decided that I needed to prepare dinner early and...

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just a little basic pizza

Deep dish lovers step aside, step up thin crust devourers.  Basic is the East Village no-brainer when you just want food, drink, and a good time.  At least it is when you work across the street from it.  The menu isn't overly complicated unless you make it that way.  There is one salad.  There's one red pie, one white pie, and the option for cheese.  Nothing too exciting right?  This short list is then followed by twenty-four topping selections, which you...

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just a little sea salt and caramel

The title of this post is just a little misleading (pun intended?) but perhaps by the time you're finished reading you won't feel jipped out of a salted caramel recipe.  Although now that I think about it, those sound pretty tasty right now.  This week I haven't been doing as much cooking as I typically enjoy.  Partially due to recent inefficient grocery shopping but mostly because I've been tired and lazy.  However, here are a couple of edible gems that occurred over the past couple weeks...

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just a little lox bagel redone

Recently I spent breakfast at Influx Café in Little Italy, a modern stop for coffee, croissant and bagel sandwiches, and a bit more. Adorable succulents adorn the minimalist tables and chai is served in large white coffee mugs.  Sitting out on the small patio nibbling on a bit of carbohydrate was enough for me to envision that it wasn't a weekday and that I didn't have to go to work.  I ordered the Traditional (lox bagel) and the BCT.  Despite my love for salmon, the BCT is surely my favorite. ...

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