Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Little Melissa Good Taste
My sister has been downloading slides and negatives this week so she has been sending me some vintage photos!
How cute am I?!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Treasure Beach & Cafe - Ojai, CA
Scott ordered the Penne in sage pesto. Charred tomatoes, caramelized onions, toasted pecans and shaved parmesan finished out the dish. It was served kind of luke warm, almost cold.
Wish there was more to say other than it was a darling location, ok food and the ability to shop while you dine! There is a corner of the cafe that has cook books, cookware, place mats and candles for sale! There are cool couches for lounging as well. I had high hopes for Treasure Beach, it was worth the try! You be the judge...
Friday, June 18, 2010
Dinner by Dallas!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Maria Bonita - Ventura, CA
The picture does not do this dish any justice at all. This was Mahi Mahi in a sweet and spicy sauce. I can't remember what exactly what was it in it besides honey. There were chile's too! At first bite it was a sweet taste, then slowly you would feel the burn. But, it was not an unbearable heat. It was just perfect. I ordered the petite sized meal - which leaves off the rice and beans and it was just the right amount of food!
As you can see this was not your typical Mexican food but something much more high end and fresh. They make several types of moles, fish dishes and other exotic specialties. Not your typical taco or burrito joint, that is for sure! I am excited to try more items on the menu. Melissa Good Taste gives Maria Bonita two thumbs up, easy!
Fresh off the Farm.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Eric Ericsson's - Ventura, CA
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Johnny's Bar and Grill - Hollister, CA
Inside the famous - "Johnny's"
My order of Fish and Chips - your typical pub grub! Yum.
Rob's Cheeseburger with pepper jack cheese and bacon! Cooked to a perfect medium. I tasted it, it was very good. A serious contender in the burger contest downtown.
Jennifer ordered the Special of Grilled Cheese and cup of Tomato. It looked like a great rainy day meal!
All in all I was pleasantly surprised by my meal at Johnny's. I am sure most locals assume it is just the rowdy bar located downtown. But, it really pumped out good food. Affordable too. They also serve breakfast! Who knew? Check it out for yourself!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
No recipe to follow.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The Garden is 3 Weeks Old!
Tomato plants and Snap Peas (they don't look so good)
Ace Tomato plant.
Red Romaine, more Peppers and Swiss Chard.
Cabbage and Strawberry Patch - with a stray cat!
Onions, Tomato, Squash and Corn. Maybe the cat scared the gopher away!
Romano's Macaroni Grill - Ventura, CA
When I glanced the Appetizer Menu I knew right away I wanted the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. Fresh mushrooms filled with lump crabmeat, shrimp and Italian seasonings, then baked until golden, yes please! Well, the lump crabmeat and shrimp were not exactly present in this little rodeo. The mushroom, all by itself, stole the show!
Trying to eat something healthy yet sinfully delicious? That was my plan of attack... Roasted Vegetali - Roasted yellow and red peppers, eggplant, zucchini and red onions with fresh mozzarella and basil. Doesn't that sound fabulous? The crust was a little hard to maneuver a knife and fork through so I mostly just ate the toppings!
Romano's Macaroni Grill - your service was lovely, restaurant beautiful and totally affordable. So that makes me happy! Melissa Good Taste thinks your a-ok!