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Monday, May 21, 2018

Day trip to Anacapa Island.

It's been a dream to do some day trip around the neighborhood for quiet some time.

Last year towards the fall season, husband and I were able to do some trips around the area. One of the Channel Islands here in California and is the nearest one to get to is Anacapa. It's got some great history about it but I'm not going to get into details since I'm for sure I will be out of facts. I'm just out for fun and to see other things around besides, cars, cars and cars in los angeles freeways.

Was a great morning and we boarded the Island Packers. On our way to the island, the captain spotted some dolphins and so nicely enough guy, slowed down so all the folks boarded his boat can see and take photos, videos and so some of them took can have fun taking selfies with them pretty nice dolphins.

For me, I felt like I was in the discovery channel.. LOL. so here's my video and my talking like crap..LOL


Friday, February 23, 2018

menudo

Menudo

Note: I marinated 3 pounds of diced pork shoulder in 1 cup of soy sauce (kikkoman) and ground pepper kept it in a ziplock bag and placed it in the fridge overnight.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:
Yields: 10 servings with steamed rice.

5 tbsp oliver oil
1 yellow onion, peeled and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 pounds pork, diced.
1 small can tomato sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
5 dried bay leaves
1 cup chicken or pork stock
ground pepper
2 cans Senorita green peas
1 pound pork liver, washed and diced.
3 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and diced.
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
Constarch slurry (dissolving 1 tbsp cornstarch with 1/2 cup water)
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups olives

Heat 5 tbsp olive oil in a dutch oven for a minute.
Add 1 yellow onion, peeled and diced and cook for 1 minute.
Add 3 cloves garlic, minced and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the marinated pork, stir, cover and cook for 5 minutes over high heat.
Uncover and add 1 small can tomato sauce and 3 tbsp soy sauce.
Add 5 dried bay leaves as well.
Add 1 cup chicken or port stock.
Add ground pepper.
Add 2 cans of green peas. ( I used Senorita Gisantes)
Cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
Uncover and add 1 pound of pork liver. Chopped. (make sure you wash it well)
Add 3 medium size russet potatoes, peeled and diced.
Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Add 1 carrot, peeled and diced.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Uncover and taste. Adjust.
Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add cornstarch slurry (dissolving 1 tbsp cornstarch with 1/2 cup water)
Add 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced.
Add 1 cup raisins.
Add 1 1/2 cups olives.
Cover, adjust heat to medium and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve.