Monday, December 31, 2012

25 year Rum

This is what a glass of $50, 25 year old sipping rum looks like. Rich, spicy, full bodied...simply amazing.

Wienerschnitzel from Van Breugels, Nassau, Bahamas

Best wienerschnitzel I've ever had. Just Amazing. Van Breugels is the only place we visited twice. The first time the service was quite outstanding, the second, not so much, but the food was still quite amazing. Super amazingly highly recommended.

Nassau Fish Fry

Conch fritters from the Nassau fish fry. Cheapest eats in town. Takes a while to get your food, but for $7 for 6 conch fritters and a side of fries isn't too bad.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bahamian Christmas

We're off to the Bahamas for Christmas, while the cousin watches the house and animals. Looking forward to a shit load of amazing food. Last time I was there, I was about 13, so it's going to be a whole different trip. Food. Cuban Rum. Cuban Cigars. Cuban Coffee. MMMMMmmmmmm........Huge Christmas parade, street food.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Montana Food Blog

New gig

Andrew over at has asked me to do a food column for his new, nice! I'll link the articles when they're up next year. Seems like fun.

McDonald's Cheddar Bacon Onion

Even with the McRib back in action, I think McDonald's new CBO sandwiches are one of their best yet. I have yet to try the beef version, but the Chicken CBO is great, for fast food. The bacon actually has a bit of substance to it, rather than a thin, limp slice. Caramelized grilled onions, white cheddar, and a creamy mustard sauce top it off. I would really like a chipotle mustard sauce version of this, as I LOVE chipotle. (The pepper, not the chain).

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Very Ponyo Breakfast

Aimee made this most amazing Ponyo inspired breakfast for the little one. Amazing!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cookie and a Burger

Caramelized onions cooked with Famous Dave's Spicy BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, and american cheese. Also, a delicious halloween cookie my daughter made.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Aimee makes Gordon Ramsay's Pasta with Bacon & Peas

Ingredients 200g dried fusilli. 1 small onion, finely diced. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped. 100g bacon, chopped into fine batons. 100g peas (Gordon recommends frozen, but I prefer freshly shelled). 200ml crème fraîche. 2 tblsp parsley, chopped. 2 tblsp parmesan cheese, grated. Method Cook pasta and set aside. Soften garlic and onion with dash of olive oil over moderate heat for 2 – 3 min. Add bacon, sauté for further 5 min until crisp. Add crème fraîche, reduce by half. Add peas, cook for further 2 min. Remove from heat, add parsley & parmesan, season. Stir through pasta and serve.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pressing fresh Apple Cider at Blue Cloud, MT

Spent Saturday up in Blue Cloud making fresh apple cider with Mandi and the little one's. Rich and appley!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sweetgrass Bakery Treat

Rose from O'Toole's brought us over some fresh baked chocolate chip pumpkin cookies this morning. Most delicious with a fresh cup of coffee. Thanks, Rose!

Monday, September 24, 2012

True Sliders

80/20 beef, american cheese, pickle chips, sauteed onions, a spot of ketchup, and a steamed bun. You can't beat 'em!

It's That Time Of The Year, Again!

Best. Cereal. Ever.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pig Out In The Park - 2012

Sno-cone, deep fried Snicker's and Pop-Tart, Breakfast at the amazing Madeline's, Baja Babe's Shrimp Tacos, Big Daddy's BBQ sandwich, and the girls at Churchill's.

Fancy Eats! Wild Sage and Churchill's

Wild Sage, located in Spokane, Washington, is one of the finest restaurants I've eaten in. Started off with some Taquitos with housemade sriracha, moved on to an arugula salad with goat cheese and blueberries, and had Breast of Duckling - pan seared,hazel nut brown butter, house gnocchi & roasted vegetabe saute, cider gastrique.
Next up we went to Churchill's steak house. Another winner. Aimee and I shared a crab cocktail for an appetizer, and I had a filet with garlic mash for dinner. If in Spokane, and in need of a fine dinner, you can't go wrong with either.

Angry Ginger BBQ

My man, Sean from Lucca's, dropped off some of his insane smelling Anger Ginger BBQ sauce. I can't wait to get home and slather this over anything I can find.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pie in July pie baking contest

The grand winner, with a perfect score of 50 is the 9 year old. Nice.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Spicy Chese

The most delicious spicy cheese I picked up at Cartwright's outside Medford, OR. Starts off mellow and builds and builds and builds and BAM!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hudson's - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Up for Idaho's best burger? Stop by Hudson's, a 100+ year old eatery, located in downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They serve three things: burgers, pie, and soda. Pull up to one of the dozen or so stools and get yourself a double cheeseburger topped with only pickle and onion. Choose from Spicy mustard, spicy ketchup, or ketchup to top your expertly flattop cooked burgers. Similar to a smashed burger, they have a crisp outer texture with a juicy inside. I'd recommend the spicy mustard, or just leave it plain and bask in the simple burger joy. Hudson's Hamburgers 207n E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 208.664.5444

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Betsy Cakes

Cupcakes make for my daughter's 4th birthday party by Sarah from Betsy Cakes here in Helena, Montana. Gluten Free treats for some of my daughter's gluten sensitive friends. They were most delicious treats.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Man Food

Manliest. Breakfast. Ever. Where's Ron Swanson?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cielo Cocina

Another excellent new eatery just opened downtown, Cielo Cocina. Excellent food with a great staff. Their Chipotle Aioli if off the hook delicious. Swing by, grab some lunch, and enjoy the weather! (Pictured above is the Cubano Sandwich with a couple sides of Chipotle Aioli, with rice and beans. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......lunch.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Banana Bacon stuffed Habanero

Habanero peppers stuffed with Montana made goat cheese, cream cheese, banana, and bacon. Inspired by a post from TheFoodInMyBeard. Super yummy with quite the kick.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Helena's best new lunch

Owner, Kathy Prendergast
photo by Eliza Wiley, Helena IR

Papa Tony's is one of the best new restaurants in town. Offering homemade Italian sandwiches and soups until 4pm (so far), this is some of the best of most loving food in town. I've been taking in the combo with an Italian Sausage patty and a handful of meatballs with their homemade vesuvio sauce and a choice of sweet, mild, or hot peppers. I tend to stick with the hot peppers, with an abundance of flavor and a proper heat setting it really knocks it out of the park. You get a choice of a bag of chips with your sandwich and the whole lunch, without drink, will run you $7.50-$8.50 for a massive sandwich. Her homemade soups are also quite delectable and vary from day to day, not to mention Kathy is quite the sweetheart.

Find your way up there soon, and tell them I sent you!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Aimee's super homemade green chili pork tacos

Aimee and Opehila whipped these up this afternoon: Aimee's homemade tortillas, homemade white sauce, cabbage, tomatoes, Vann's Thriftway homemade salsa, cojita cheese, with slow cooked pork in green chili sauce.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fuck It.

I got nothing else to do but Mass Effect 3, so let do this shit. If I can out smart TheFoodInMyBeard, I'm back in business, but we'll see.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Closing down shop.

Thanks for everything, but I think it's time to close up. We'll see, the future in quite uncertain...............