meta name="p:domain_verify" content="8b08da541f8a920e6 Marie Z Johnston: July 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Carmel Belle and the Hashi Hotto Ramen Pop-Up


Everything was ready. The Tonkotsu broth was made from organic, free range pork bones simmered for three days and nights. Brown, green, blue and beige eggs immersion poached in a big transparent vat...  ramen noodles were cut practically to order before our hungry eyes. The Kimchi and pickled cucumber were handmade just days before being served from large glass jars. Organic. Handmade. Homemade. The $8.00 question was... who (and how many) would actually come?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lunch at Sierra Mar in Big Sur, California

It is very easy to take the breathtaking beauty of the Central Coast of California for granted when one is living here.  This last week however, with Carmel filled to the gills with Texans and Arizonians fleeing the heat, I was reminded of Steinbeck's reference to this area as the "Pastures of Heaven".  While I'm pretty sure he was referring to the more inland areas of these parts, there is just no denying that the Big Sur coastline is among the most heavenly on earth.