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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BEAR REPUBLIC ROHNERT PARK


It is a cold and rainy day. Ms. Goofy and I decide to warm up at the Bear Republic brewpub in Rohnert Park California. The Bear Republic is a quality producer of micro-beer and has been one of our favorite brewpubs. There are several locations of Bear Republic and this is a fairly new location. We wanted to give it a try, so  let's go have lunch.


Bear Republic from the outside is big and bold just like their quality beers. We walk through the door and we behold big shiny modern beer vessels. Everything is bright and full of excitement. It is loud in the dining area. It is also freezing cold inside. Yes it was chilly. I noticed all the patrons wearing their jackets. Hopefully the food will warm our souls.


We are only going to talk about the food today. The beer is excellent and I have sampled many back in the day. Ms. Goofy ordered a pulled pork sandwich and I a 'Western Burger". This restaurant was packed for the noon hour. Our waitress also mentioned they were serving a party of 75 in the back room. Our orders were placed and before we knew it they arrived. With the amount of people present, it was very impressive how fast our meal arrived.


Ms. Goofy enjoyed her pulled pork. It had just the right amount of smoke and it was accented with a house made "Peter Brown": barbecue sauce served on a soft brioche bun. It came with garlic fries that used restraint in the garlic department. My burger came with cheddar,onion rings, bacon and the "Peter Brown" barbecue sauce also on a brioche bun. Now I enjoyed it well enough but because the temperature of the restaurant was like sitting outside at a ski lodge I probably enjoyed the warmth from the burger more than the flavors involved. Despite the inside weather challenges we enjoyed these food offerings.

We noticed people sitting outside on a very nice patio overlooking a small lagoon. We figured out later it was actually warmer outside because they had heat lamps providing comfort. Bear Republic has a fantastic beer selection. We had two very decent lunches but I was cold. Do I sound like a whining  spoiled and complaining child? When my fingers thaw out I will answer that question.

Friday, November 10, 2017

CHEESECAKE PIE


Ms. Goofy knows how to take care of her man. She combined two of my most favorite desserts to create a masterpiece. Behold the cheesecake/pecan pie. It cannot get any better than this. I do like pie. 


Monday, November 6, 2017

AMERICAN WAGYU RUMP ROAST



 American Wagyu Rump Roast was spotted at R & R Meats in Redding California. It was reasonably priced and looked fantastic with its marbling of beef love. (fat). This was a no brainer. We are making a very special pot roast today. We are using farmers market ingredients and throwing in some home grown garlic, rosemary and herbs. I guarantee the house will smell delicious during this cooking process.


The cooking vessel will be a enameled cast iron pot that will be heated by the oven. We are following a basic pot roast recipe. The roast was seasoned with salt and pepper. It was browned on all sides. The pan was deglazed with a cup of red wine. The roast was returned to the pot with onions, garlic and four cups of beef stock. The covered roast spent three hours in a 325 degree oven. It was time to add the rest of the ingredients of; mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, rosemary, thyme and salt & pepper. Another hour of cooking perfumed the house with very intoxicating comforting aromas.


The meat and vegetables were removed from the pot. We then used a gravy strainer to remove excess fat from the very fragrant broth. The meat was sliced into large chunks. This meat was fall apart tender. The meat and vegetables were plated and the broth was spooned all over. This is pot roast that brings back memories. American Wagyu is a special treat that adds beef flavor which has to be experienced. I would make this again to just experience the aroma while cooking. What a fine dinner. 


Thursday, November 2, 2017

BUCK STEELMASTER MODEL #137



The Buck Steelmaster Model #137 in June 1974 had a  list price of 12 dollars. It came with sheath. 5 inch steel with metal handle w/cam lever. The steel has one side with coarse grit and is surrounded by 3 sides with fine grit. This tool is used to sharpen knives.
  This is the latest addition to my ever growing knife collection. My collection started as kitchen knives and has lately branched out to pocket knives. I try to limit myself to the American made Buck 110 models as a subset to my collection. Can you see Ms. Goofy rolling her eyes right now?