Oceana Restaurant, Palm Desert

I haven’t mentioned any restairants lately so it’s time to get that back on track too…

We had a really nice lunch at Oceana Restaurant yesterday . It’s a seafood restaurant grounded in Central/South American flavors

Rather than the ubiquitous tortilla chip, you get cucumber and jicama with tajin while your sip your drink.

For lunch they have half price wine by the glass plus an array of tequila and vodka based drinks—-here’s my bloody. i missed snapping a pic of the Oceana Margarita that Jim had.

For our starter, we had lobster topped guacamole with a nice fruit sauce—note for future visits, the sauce is not vegetarian.

We both chose one of their shrimp dishes. Tequila Shrimp for me…

…and Chipotle Shrimp for him.

Overall this was a really nice find, fairly close to home. We intend to return.

On day 99 we had green beans and fried mac and cheese

Its time to have some cucs and i had no idea what to do with them plus an heirloom that was ready…so they got plated..a little salt on the cucs and a drizzly of sherry vinegar for the lot.

And an excellent go cheese we have missed for months from a local farm. Goat cheese idyllwild from Drakes Family Farm. This cheese is an old world Portuguese recipe.

I, again, made a grapefruit juice/grapefruitcello/grapefruit sparkling water cocktail in my Tom of Finland glasses

I made green beans to simmer several hours ago—-using my own blend low sodium chickenless chicken broth.

Fried up some leftover baled mac and cheese slices

And we had some new brand of gluten free dinner rolls that were absolutely perfect

Day 99 worked out well

Return to the Santa Monica Farmers Market

Finally back to the market after nearly 4 months…we tried two weeks ago but protests had it closed down (the same neighborhood had had looters)…there are still lots of boarded up windows:

But the market was busy even though its way spread out for distancing:

On of the prizes and purposes for the trip was mara des bois…from Harrys Berries

Pricey but he loves them.

I went for tomatoes and they finally are debuting:

Also found were lemon cucumbers and german butterballs.

And our first goat cheese in a long while.

This is the closest to normal i have felt in a while even with masks and spacing. I needed a brief moment to be happy….

Kimchi saurkraut

So i bought some kimchi saurkraut (which is yummy by the way….its saurkraut with kimchi seasonings), and had no idea what to do with it.  My reference is saurkraut wih potatoes and sausage.

So thats what i did.  White rice, potatoes in tamari and shrimp sausage. I basically used a shrimp burger recipe and shaped it as sausages, rolled in foil, froze to firm up and baked them.