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Food trucks have become very popular in Los Angeles, as well as all over because of certain TV shows which I don’t watch because we cancelled TV. But on Saturday Hubby and I were at our local farmers market in Burbank and The Gastrobus food truck was there:

It doesn’t look as exciting as some of the other food trucks, and it is a bit smaller, but it was FANTASTIC!! All the produce they used was purchased at the farmers market that morning. Here is their menu:

They were giving out free samples of ricotta donut holes with lemon curd, which was AWESOME but I don’t have a picture of it. We ended up buying the scrambled eggs and toast:

and the Crispy Yukon potatoes, which came with a dill hollandaise sauce, and were perfectly seasoned with coarse salt and parsley:

And we got a blood orange ricky (a drink made with soda water and lime juice, and blood orange juice):

All of this cost us only $12.50, plus $1.50 in the tip jar. If we had gone to the diner nearby it would have cost us about $12.50 just for one entree! They are going to be at the market next week too so we are going back because the food was GREAT!


Posted by on February 6, 2011 in adventure, food and drink, fun




A few days ago I bought a chocolate cookbook at a local thrift store for $5.50 (originally $35.00, what a savings!). This is the cookbook, Bittersweet, by Alice Medrich:

I decided to make the Bittersweet Decadence Chocolate/Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, which seemed very simple. Here’s how the cookies are supposed to look:

However, I have a million-year-old electric oven which does not like to bake things. Also, the recipe said to line your baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. I used wax paper. Two minutes later smoke was pouring out of my oven. So I trashed that batch and tried to bake another batch without lining the baking sheet. So the cookies got burned. Here’s how my cookies looked:

The cookie on the bottom right is flipped over so you can see the charred underside. I was SAD!!! So to console myself I went to get margaritas with Appelina and her man. Hurray for margaritas!!

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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in adventure, cookies, food and drink