January, 2016

jake & eggs
January 22nd, 2016 Mary, Ocean Beach, San Diego County mary 4 Comments

Last Sunday morning I wanted to go out for a little breakfast. After being cooped up for a week with the flu, I was ready to go out for a little bit of grub! I had read about a new pop-up restaurant in Ocean Beach that I wanted to check out called Jake & Eggs. Obviously the name tickled me and it seemed like the spot to take Jake for breakfast!

The chef is named Jake, solving the mystery of the …

homemade burritos and snacks for new year’s eve
January 4th, 2016 etc, Mary, Recipes mary 2 Comments

For New Year’s Eve this year I decided to change up the usual snacks that I did. But first… let’s look at a little bit of a quickie lunch that Jake and I had earlier in the day.

There’s a market over in La Mesa called the Vine Ripe Market. It’s an ethnic market with lots of Mediterranean items. Jake and I went here a few weeks ago and I remember they had a bunch of different meats. I was looking for …

mama testa taqueria
October 26th, 2015 Mary, Mira Mesa, San Diego County mary 6 Comments

Mama Testa Taqueria has recently moved to my hood in Mira Mesa and I couldn’t be happier about having new restaurant options! Hooray!

Mama Testa Taqueria (which was previously located in Hillcrest) moved into an old spot that used to be a taco shop called El Maguey. I last wrote about El Maguey back in 2008. While it was good way back when, the quality of the food really dropped in the years that followed. The nail in the coffin for me was …

el cilantro mexican restaurant

Over the weekend Jake and I headed down to Imperial Beach to try and see if we could catch some Stardust Donuts. It was a failed endeavor though as we drove up we could clearly see there were no donuts left. Ahhh! Foiled again! So the trip south wouldn’t be a total loss, I found us a new-to-us place to try called El Cilantro Mexican Restaurant.

El Cilantro is tucked away in the back of the Imperial Beach Plaza Shopping Center, …

hot dogs el tigre food stand

Last month after one of Jake’s softball games, we were driving around in search of food. We decided to drive east on University Avenue from the 805 to just wander until we found something that caught our eye. That’s when I saw a food stand on the street in front of a body shop called Tito’s Body Shop. It’s catty corner to Canada Steak Burger and we parked in a lot next to a little market.

The sign that caught my …

World’s Ocean Day with Rubio’s + a giveaway

June 8th is World’s Ocean Day, a day to celebrate the ocean and all it gives back to us like marine life, sea creatures, seafood, and beautiful beach sunsets like this one:

It is a day to raise awareness and to educate people on how to keep the ocean sustainable, free of pollution, and to protect the ocean for generations to come. Rubio’s is honoring World’s Ocean Day by giving away this fancy n’ free World’s Ocean Day tote:

You can click …

breakfast quesadillas
May 18th, 2015 Mary, Recipes mary 8 Comments

I made these for Sunday morning: Breakfast Quesadillas. I actually got the idea from a Pinterest post about breakfast burritos but I didn’t look hard enough in Jake’s kitchen to see there were big tortillas. All I saw were the little corn taco sized one and on the fly it went from breakfast burritos to breakfast tacos to breakfast quesadillas since I realized tacos would probably fall apart in the pan. I really wanted that crispy outside edge and quesadillas would be easier to heat up that way.

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