Sunday, December 31, 2006

Peace & Happy New Year!

A little slice of heaven....

Mike flew home to Portland this morning, so we decided yesterday to spend out last full day together at one of our favorite spots; Laguna Beach. Fifteen minutes on a beautiful winding canyon road and we're there. It's an eclectic, bohemian beach community studded with incredible restaurants and cafe's. Our favorite gem is Zinc Cafe.

The outdoor patio has a beautiful 'woodsy' feel to it, inviting locals to a leisurely meal with the sun on your back and blooming vines above.

Mike ordered Muesli with fresh cream topped with fruit & orange zest.

I ordered poached eggs with parsley on sourdough toast &
we topped it off with Peets coffee. YUM! I love this simple, beautiful, Slow Food feel to our meal. Nothing joins our souls more than sharing food with friends and loved ones. This meal with Mike was my favorite Christmas gift.

Zinc has 3 locations now all in local beach communities. This location (the original) has an adjoining market that sells sandwiches, cakes, baked goods and savory dishes.

Afterwards we strolled a couple of blocks to the beach. It was a perfect day. Plenty of people out enjoying it, but not over crowded. I'm looking forward to taking more/better pics with my beautiful new digital camera Mike gave me for Christmas!

I love the New Year. Not the New Years Eve hoopla, but the sense of a new beginning and the comforting strength of your feet firmly planted where they belong. I wish you all the best in the New Year; with laughter, food & love!

Zinc Cafe
350 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, Ca. 92651

Sunday, December 17, 2006


While perusing my favorite food blogs, I came across a very cool offer!
Check out If you need help this holiday season, they've made arrangements @ so you can get 30 free minutes of consultation with a live chef through Jan. 1, 2007.

Let's Eat!

Sorry about the not linking the sites...blogger trouble!?!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I can't wait!

Well, I was lucky enough to join some L.A. & O.C. food bloggers for a awesome lunch...felt like I was eating with food blog royalty! I love to to eat even more, so I thought it was time to get a little food blog page all my own.

No camera with me , but found a great Thai food place today. My client’s girlfriend is Tai and a chef with her own place in Downey. She's attempting to buy this restaurant, Siam Chili Paste, in Anaheim. I let Troy do the ordering. Half lazy on my part and it doesn't hurt that he really knows what he's doing, so why not? We started with Tom Kah Kai soup. This heavenly blend of chicken, lemon grass, lime leaves, mushrooms, spices and coconut milk was amazing. Just the right balance of spices, leaving you wondering after every sip "exactly what is in this"? No one thing over powered the other.

Next we had Pa-Nang (beef & red curry) which was slightly sweet and a perfect 'medium' on the heat factor. I love hot/spicy food, but you never '5' could be someone else's '10'. We also ordered Ginger Chicken that was very good. Each dish was a complete contradiction and compliment to the others. Yum!

It was clean and well done for a smaller place in a strip mall! Each dish below easily shared between two!

Tom Kah Kai $6.95
Pa-Nang $6.50
Ginger Chicken $5.95
Coke $1.25
Total (food only) for 2 $20.65 ( and worth every penny!!!) ;)

Siam Chili Paste
1739 W. La Palma Ave
Anaheim, Ca. 92801
Open seven days/nights