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Old 08-10-2012   #61 (permalink)
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We just returned from British Columbia. In fact we met Dana and Colleen the week before the meet. At the time of the peep meet we were at Port Hardy, BC fishing. And, most incredible we saw whales! One day a pod of them were fairly close to us feeding. Cathy stopped the boat, lines were pulled in and we watched an incredible sight! The show lasted about 30 minutes until some ahole came full bore with his boat to get a close look. Before the idiots arrived hubby got some great pics! It was so exciting! Our hosts have been fishing in this area for over 20 years and have never seen this and we see it on our first trip!

Dana and Colleen said that they had spent some time with you.

To see whales out at sea must be amazing. And a pod! Too bad those jerks came and spoiled it all, but at least you had the opportunity to enjoy them for awhile.

I have only seen a whale from shore. Four years ago, when my husband I stayed in this area, we saw a whale, but it cruised by very fast. Yesterday, it was so cool to see that whale hang around and come out of the water.
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Very cool to see a whale from shore.
We see them sometimes on the cape, at Race Point in Provincetown, from shore.
Sounds like you are having a great, relaxing time.
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Alicia, Thank you for the cooking class, you made it so simply it seamed, but so fantastic!

I bought the ingredient's today and will report back, you were great fun to be with!!



I went to a Portugese market in Plymouth, three me behind a great meat counter, I asked "Do you have a beef tounge?"

Looked at me, and ...No!

Another meat shop nearby had a frozen on (pic).

Next Mexican restaurant also nearby, "can I buy some green sauce?" has never happened here! (we are so far behind here)
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Alicia, Thank you for the cooking class, you made it so simply it seamed, but so fantastic!

I bought the ingredient's today and will report back, you were great fun to be with!!



I went to a Portugese market in Plymouth, three me behind a great meat counter, I asked "Do you have a beef tounge?"

Looked at me, and ...No!

Another meat shop nearby had a frozen on (pic).

Next Mexican restaurant also nearby, "can I buy some green sauce?" has never happened here! (we are so far behind here)
Thank you!! I had so much fun spending time with you and Cheryl!! When I remembered that you like specialty meats for your tacos, I had to prepare beef tongue tacos for you. It was fun making that meat. Dave does not like it to much. I have to make a sauce and combine it with the meat, so he'll eat it.

I cannot believe that the New Mexican restaurant did not have green sauce. You can grown some tomatillos next year in your beautiful garden.


That pot that I used in Eugene was too big. I put too much water in it, but it worked. If you have a dutch oven or a four quart pot, that would be the best, but the good thing about the big pot is that I did not have to keep an eye on it as much. I was able to check on it every hour and a half. If you use one this size, then you will need to fill it with water until it is about an inch and a half over the tongue. Take a look at it every 1/2 hour, so you can make sure that you don't run out of water. If you start to run out, then only add a cup, don't fill the pot up again or you will lose a lot of the beef flavor. When the tongue is done cooking, then you take the skin off of it and this is when you add salt and let it braise. My mouth is watering.
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Thank you!! I had so much fun spending time with you and Cheryl!! When I remembered that you like specialty meats for your tacos, I had to prepare beef tongue tacos for you. It was fun making that meat. Dave does not like it to much. I have to make a sauce and combine it with the meat, so he'll eat it.

I cannot believe that the New Mexican restaurant did not have green sauce. You can grown some tomatillos next year in your beautiful garden.


That pot that I used in Eugene was too big. I put too much water in it, but it worked. If you have a dutch oven or a four quart pot, that would be the best, but the good thing about the big pot is that I did not have to keep an eye on it as much. I was able to check on it every hour and a half. If you use one this size, then you will need to fill it with water until it is about an inch and a half over the tongue. Take a look at it every 1/2 hour, so you can make sure that you don't run out of water. If you start to run out, then only add a cup, don't fill the pot up again or you will lose a lot of the beef flavor. When the tongue is done cooking, then you take the skin off of it and this is when you add salt and let it braise. My mouth is watering.
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No, They did have it but no one ever buy's just "Verd' sauce" and we got a pint!
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No, They did have it but no one ever buy's just "Verd' sauce" and we got a pint!
Oh, okay.
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Day 6

Today was another very windy and overcast day. I spent most of today inside watching the Olympics and doing some work. I had to go into town to buy some things and to have dinner at the Driftwood Inn. I sure like this area a lot. As I have mentioned before, people are very friendly. I get a kick out of going to the market because the clerks like to chat a lot. If people are in a hurry, they are out of luck. When I got back to the cottage, I had a shot of tequila and a couple of beers by the beach. I saw a sea lion swimming very close to the shore. At first, I freaked out because I thought it was a dog and it looked as if it was drowning, but then I realized it was a sea lion.

Dinner at the Driftwood Inn was very good. I had dungeness crab ravioli. The seafood chowder was okay. I had to doctor it up with pepper and salt. For dessert, I had chocolate cake (I brought most of it home) that was so good and coffee.





The last of the Don Julio. ¡Salud mis queridos amigos! Love you all!

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Mmmmm! Crab ravioli. That sounds good!
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Mmmmm! Crab ravioli. That sounds good!


It was great!
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Mmmmm! Crab ravioli. That sounds good!
that's what i was thinking
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that's what i was thinking

It was so good. There was béchamel sauce in it, plus a huge scoop of fresh crab meat was on top of the ravioli. It would have been nice if I could have paired it with Oly. I had to settle for a nice Northwest microbrew.
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Alicia, your recipe for lengua came out great, I'm eating a taco for lunch, thank you again.
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Alicia, your recipe for lengua came out great, I'm eating a taco for lunch, thank you again.
I am so glad!!!!
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