Came for Stout, but wanted to eat everything! Stout was wonderful. Went to bar for a beer while the hugs got the car for valet. 2nd time I was asked while in Hollywood if I was there “just to drink.” Weeelllll no. First time yes second time I was actually there to eat and BTW I want a beer. Food very good. Definitely come for a burger, but be sure to have a beer too. #stoutla#burger#beer#fries#arugulasalad#stoutburgers#stoutburgersandbeers
When I was a kid and my mom gave me a #persimmon to try for the very first time, I was surprised it didn’t taste like a tomato, as persimmons very much resemble tomatoes. As I observed closely, there were specks of brown in the fruit—almost as if God/theUniverse had sprinkled the fruit with cinnamon and it was naturally occurring, embedded into the fruit. 😱🤗Hence, my initial childhood conclusion that cinnamon derived from per”cinnamon”s—hello, it’s in the name, duh! As I grew perplexed and analyzed that it was probably a silly idea since we had cinnamon sticks to stir hot apple ciders and Mexican hot chocolates with, and we actually had to ground cinnamon sticks to add into recipes I thought, “what a coincidence” and how beautiful of God to just sprinkle fruit with cinnamon and make a star shape design for us to see (when slicing the fruit horizontally). I just left it at that—a coincidence and viewed them as two separate things. Besides, how in the world would one be able to extract specks of cinnamon from the persimmons. Oh silly, silly me!
Fast forward 30 years when I had my twin nephews try persimmons for the first time, I told them the story I just shared with you, and they asked where cinnamon came from. Since I never looked it up, I turned to one of my fave instructional learning tools, @youtube 🙊🙈😁, and we learned that cinnamon is made from the barks of trees, rolled up by people in a forest (well at least the people in a forest in the video we watched). It’s a very timely process and I could not believe how much effort it takes to make and how cheap and available it is to us. I will never look at cinnamon and persimmons the same again, especially knowing now that they are mutually exclusive.
Moving on, although persimmons and cinnamon are both in season right now, this salad only contains persimmons. It’s a family and friend favorite this time of year. Make it for the holidays, for your parents when they come to visit, for a date, or treat yourself. It is super super simple, and contains the following ingredients: arugula, ripened and crisp persimmons, dates, shallots, #marconaalmonds , an easy soft cashew cheese, #saba , and sea salt and pepper.
The excitement is thru the roof..!! 🤗😁 Our plane ride was easy and fun..!! The little one enjoyed watching his favorite shows most especially his dance crew @jabbawockeez, the video is so cute and sweet (swipe left to see)..🤗 and I tried to stay in track with a chicken arugula salad for lunch..👍😋
Today was a great day for a picnic lunch with @danoreilly! Even 30 minutes is great when you have lots going on! The rocket salad + salmon from our favorite lunch spot @themixxkc never disappoints! Arugula, cabbage, avocado, dates, goat cheese, tortilla strips, corn, hickory-smoked almonds, scallions and champagne-honey vinaigrette. Did you know arugula is also know as rocket salad? What is your favorite KC lunch spot?