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THE GASTROBUS!!

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!

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CHOCOLATE COOKIES – EPIC FAIL!!

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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