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Mama Cellas (Rancho Bernardo)

We haven’t been to Mama Cellas in a coons age but we were looking for a friendly little Neighborhood Italian. This place was packed to the brim – on Saturday night don’t come at 7 p.m.! Or else you’ll have to wait 2 minutes like we did. I tried the spicy Shrimp Fradiavolo pasta. This was good but a little...

Sunday morning

Another sunny Sunday morning in San Diego at our favorite farmers market. Ms S with her Jamón sandwich, only Jamón, no cheese or aioli. Mr A and I split a regular Jamón sandwich and the paella. Love their paella. Better than Jaleo in Vegas, and better than Costa Brava in Pacific Beach! The pit barbecue guys were not here today,...

Quilt making

I had to stabilize some of the pieces as they were either loose weave or pieced-together loose weaves. I ironed some lightweight interfacing onto the back, so the pieces wouldn’t separate during the quilt handling. I will need to do some more darning back and forth later. Laying out the backing, face down. The backing is 2 45″ widths sewn...

Hungry

5 days of bland food at camp… Leads to cravings for chicken kabobs!

Week of Freedom

Day 1 – Pacific Poke Co With Miss S away at camp, our week of gluttony began with some true Japanese style Poke. See previous post. Day 2 – Davanti Enoteca (Del Mar) Tonight we tried the corn salad – a warm salad with a vinaigrette dressing – very satisfying. Not shown: the sausage pizza and the cacio de pepe...

Pacific Poke Company (Mira Mesa)

Located In Namaste Plaza, Pacific Poke Co is a great addition to North County. In fact it might be best of the Poke places north of Convoy. I selected the Shoyu Ahi, House Ahi (with Kukui nut), and Spicy Ahi, with half Magic sauce and half Spicy Mayo.  The fish portion was disappointingly small (one tiny scoop of each flavor)...

Hachi Ramen (Hillcrest)

Superlative ramen soups with creamy broth. You have got to try this place! Tonkatsu Pork Ramen, noodles and broth only. You guessed it, Ms S style. Tan Tan chicken Ramen. This was very spicy, creamy, and delicious and I couldn’t stop eating it. The ground chicken clings to the tender handmade noodles so you get both in every bite. Ahi...

Scrappy Trip Around the World

… Is the name of this kind of pattern. Proof: More complex than a simple 9 patch, each block is itself a miniature trip around the world, and each block is made up of totally different colors. I just can’t get enough of these scrap quilts. I love the energy of all the different scraps. Organized chaos. Much like my...