Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

lobster and goat cheese ravioli

Today I decided it is high time that I give my recently acquired new kitchen tool a go. The tool is one of the cheapest acquisition in recent time, but is one that puts a smile on my face.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

this and that - oregon jan 2015, part 2

I came across this Manfrotto tripod at Costco a while before Christmas. At first it was more of a curiosity. It seems  a common compact design but it caught my eyes because of a number of unusual features that stood out. I was expecting another cheap low cost tripod at the warehouse store. I played with it a bit but someone has already managed to damage the articulating ball-head that I could not tell how to lock it. I would left the store without thinking much of it.

lobster and jamón fettuccine 意大利扁麵和龍蝦火腿

For a very long time, I seldom buy lobsters. The price just seemed so expensive, and here in the Pacific Northwest we have very good alternative, Dungeness crab that is much cheaper. From what I heard the harvest of Dungeness crabs this year is poor. The price is high so in my recent shopping I decided to pick up a lobster at OM Seafood Inc. I really this store as the owner is very nice. She is never too uptight when I help myself in the picking. I am careful when selecting the live seafood as not to injure them. It is cruel to the animal and expensive to the store. I also avoid getting my hands into the tank water least I contaminate it.