4.23.2016 | TI8


Breakfast: Hot tea. English muffin with cream cheese and strawberry jam. Salami
Morning Snack: Iced tea.
Lunch: Leftover Mac&Cheese.
Afternoon snack: Coke zero. Chocolate chips. Cheese and crackers and smoked almonds before dinner
Dinner: Grilled chicken, Ribs (pre-cooked, then grilled… quite tasty). Asparagus. Pasta salad.
Dessert: Experimental eclairs. Filled with the 3 holes in the bottom technique, which went very well.

10.18.2015 | TI8


Location: Yosemite Valley -> Home
Breakfast: Bacon & biscuits, this time with honey that we bought yesterday. It made a good thing even better. Also hot cocoa.
Morning Snack: Coke zero
Lunch: Stopped in Oakhurst at Alice’s BBQ. Really good brisket sandwich (loved the onion rings), but the pulled pork plate was even better. The corn bread was also great. Diet Coke
Dinner: Rice and green beans. Salad.
Dessert: A See’s candy

10.8.2015 | TI8


Location: Tampa, FL for BMES
Morning Snack: Booth candy
Lunch: Pulled pork and house-made potato chips from Holy Hog BBQ. Coke Zero.
Afternoon snack: More candy and cookies at conference
Dinner: Seriously crazy snacking at various university receptions at the conferencce… There was cheese, and crackers, and shrimp, and cuban sandwiches, and empanadas, and smoked meats, and artichoke-crab dip, and cupcakes, and diet pepsi, and holy shit, really?
Dessert: Not sure where dinner became dessert, but there was some of each.

10.2.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Granola, cranberry juice
Lunch: Chicken pesto sandwich from Northside Cafe in Berkeley. Very good. Even though its right near work, this is the first time I’ve eaten there.
Afternoon snack: Mocha frappaccino thing or whatever they call them at Pete’s. Very tired this afternoon. Also a brownie, which I’d forgotten existed.
Dinner: Pork tenderloin, green beans, applesauce, cheese polenta
Dessert: Eliza made chocolate chip cookies

1.21.2015 | TI8


Breakfast: Grapenuts, cranberry juice
Morning Snack: Apple
Lunch: Turkey sandwich
Afternoon snack: French fries smothered in white gravy with a side of pulled pork. Astonishingly, I hod nothing to do with ordering this, and was seated in front of it along with several vegetarians who were no help at all
Dinner: Ate at Costco. Since I was stuffed with fries and pork (see above) I just nibbled other people’s pizza and bbq beef sandwich.
Dessert: Leftover lemon bars

11.29.2014 | TI8


Location: Tucson -> Home
Breakfast: Granola parfait at Starbucks
Lunch: Pulled Pork sandwich at AJ’s Purveyors of fine food in Tucson
Afternoon snack:Gelato at Frost in Tucson. This is some of the best gelato I’ve had outside of Italy. Really, really good. Dark chocolate was almost too dark and rich, but cut with a scoop of strawberry-champagne and it was fabulous.

Later on, there was much candy on the airplane home.
Dinner:Stuffed spinach and mushroom pizza from Zacchary’s

8.24.2014 | TI8


Breakfast: Custard filled chocolate doughnut from All Star Donuts

Morning Snack: A rib from T-rex BBQ in Berkleley. I happened to walk into a landscape supply store at just the right time.

LunchHot dog from Costco

Afternoon snack:  – safe to say, at this point in the day, I didn’t really need one

Dinner:  Corn-tomato-basil risotto. This is one of my favorite dishes of all time, and when the tomatoes are fresh and homegrown, it’s hard to pass up. The original recipe is from Joy of Cooking, but I’ve changed it over the years.

corn tomato basil risotto

Dessert: Experimental Peppermint Patty Tart. Plus some York Peppermint Patties and Junior Mints while shooting photos.

peppermint patty tart

6.29.2014 | TI8


Location: Friday Harbor -> Home

Breakfast: Chocolate croissant at Churchills while waiting for the ferry

LunchBBQ at Dad’s Diner A go-go. I’d noticed this food truck a few times passing through town, but this time the timing worked out. Check out my review.

Afternoon snack: Java chip frappucino at the airport

Dinner:  Raviolis once we got home.

BBQ review – Dad’s Diner A Go Go

Dad’s Diner A Go Go. Anacortes, WA.
Shack in the parking lot of auto parts store. Limited menu, pork, brisket, burgers. Had the Carolina sandwich… pulled pork. It came on brioche bun that complemented the meat nicely. Not a lot of sauce, but good, tangy flavor. The slaw was a bit disappointing… listed as horseradish, but didn’t taste like anything special. Nothing wrong with it, though… would definitely come back.