California by Food

LA Pier

Three weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the L.A. area for about 5 days. Since Nicole is off galavanting in Tanzania, I’ll use this week’s post to give you all a tour of L.A + Palm springs… by food! Continue reading

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Alyssa & Rory’s Cajun Nachos & Guacamole

Cajun NachosFor those that have been following us awhile, they might remember how snobby I was about nachos in our first post at The Whistling Walrus. Part of the reason is because most places just don’t do a very good job with nachos – not enough cheese, too soggy, etc. But the other part of the reason for my high standard is because of this nacho recipe.

When I first started hanging out with my friend Alyssa, we bonded over our love of nachos, and quickly started arranging times to make them together. After a few times making them, we ended up with this recipe, which has since been fed to many other friends with huge success. I’m now posting it to the world in the hopes that all of you will enjoy them too!

I’m also including Alyssa’s tomato-less guacamole in this post, since we always serve them together. It’s one of my favorite guac recipes, so give it a try!

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Brown Dog Coffee

BrownDogCoffeeHamiltonJust a quick post from me today, as Rory is off gallavanting in California!

Last weekend we checked out the newest coffee shop to open on Locke Street, Brown Dog Coffee. Is it just me, or is Locke becoming overrun with cafés? There’s Johnny’s, Starbucks, Democracy, and now this new addition. Admittedly, Brown Dog is setting itself apart from the rest with a huge premises, beer on tap and in house fritterie.

While Brown Dog is a chain (I believe Hamilton is their 7th location), they’re trying very hard to be quirky and original. Too hard? Continue reading