Sorry for the stagnant posting these past few weeks. Sometimes even with the best efforts and best intentions (paving the road to a place much hotter than SD), finding time to post something interesting is nearly impossible as life gets hectic. Doesn’t mean I’ve stopped eating (bwahahaha! like anyone can ever believe that). But hopefully I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things once June is done. In the meantime, here are a couple of tidbits.
About a couple of months ago, I had my first Banh Pate Chaud (I think that’s what they’re called) from Cali Baguette Express in Mira Mesa. I love just about anything with puff pastry so when the gal behind the counter told me she had just pulled them out of the oven, how could I resist? Woo boy, these were good! These were my first ones so I couldn’t say how they compare to other versions. The ones I’ve been getting are filled with pork pate. Although on a recent visit, they also had chicken filled ones, which were just as delicious as the pork filled ones. Here’s a shot of the pork version
CBE doesn’t always have them but on some days, when I stop by on my way to work to pick up my lunch (you can read about a couple of visits here and here), they are sitting there, just out of the oven, waiting for me. Hot, flaky and delicious. Mmmmm! And if you like the pate (chicken or pork), CBE also sells just the pate. You might want to call ahead for either the Banh Pate Chaud or pate loaf to make sure they have them. And if they don’t, I’m sure they’ll make them to order because that’s just the kind of service CBE provides.
Cali Baguette Express
9225 Mira Mesa Blvd, #106
San Diego, CA 92126
Open 7 Days: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
So is anyone sick of strawberries yet? No? Me neither. I don’t know how long strawberry season is but I sure hope it lasts just a little longer because I’m getting way spoiled of having fresh strawberries on waffles on the weekend. The waffle is made from Krusteaz Waffle Mix. One of these days, I’ll try a batter from scratch. Is that before or after pigs fly out of my ass you ask?? Hopefully before cuz man, that would really hurt.
The fresh strawberries have also made their way into our morning smoothies. I’ve been buying a few baskets at a time and then freezing what I don’t eat almost every week. The best have been from the Farmer’s Market. I’ve also been freezing with blueberries and pineapple too. Two other fruits I love in my smoothie. Maybe with this squirrely hoarding habit, I’ll have frozen summer fruits to last me through the winter.
Hope everyone is having a good week. And only a few more weeks to Independence holiday weekend!!