The Original Fish Company

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Posting about The Original Fish Company will shock my family. Mostly because we grew up NOT eating fish. In fact, a few of my siblings still avoid the stuff.

This restaurant, in Southern California, is excellent. And it has made me a convert. Their halibut is some of the best I have ever had.

The last visit included: Cesar salad, Warm Sourdough Bread with Butter, Grilled Halibut, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Grilled Vegetables.  It was totally mobbed with a 90 minute wait. So we went to the bar where they offer full menu service and ordered immediately.

If you are in the area, consider a visit. It really is excellent.

https://www.originalfishcompany.com/

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Pop-Tarts

 

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Recently, I have been eating like a teenager again. Eating Pop-Tarts. Brings me back to my childhood. Especially the Froster Brown Sugar Cinnamon ones. You’ll find me at the toaster.

From Wikiepedia:

Pop-Tarts is a brand of rectangular, pre-baked, convenience foodtoaster pastries that the Kellogg Company introduced in 1964. Pop-Tarts have a sugary filling sealed inside two layers of thin, rectangular pastry crust. Most varieties are also frosted. Although sold pre-cooked, they are designed to be warmed inside a toaster or microwave oven. They are usually sold in pairs inside Mylar (previously foil) packages and do not require refrigeration.

Pop-Tarts is Kellogg’s most popular brand to date in the United States, with millions of units sold each year.[1] They are distributed mainly in the United States, but also in Canada, Finland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. Pop-Tarts were discontinued in Australia in 2005 and brought back in 2014 with two flavors: Strawberry Sensation and Chocotastic.[2]

Pop-Tarts are produced in dozens of flavors, plus various one-time, seasonal, and “limited edition” flavors that appear for a short time.[3]

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Bonne Maman Preserves

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From Wikipedia: Bonne Maman is a French manufacturer of jam, marmalade, compotes, desserts, cakes and biscuits.

I’m here to bring attention to the preserves.

Not normally someone who likes jams or jellies. But Bonne Maman is just the best. And they are preserves.

From Google: Preserves are another thick fruit spread made from fruit cooked with sugar, but in this case, large pieces of the fruit, or the whole fruit (as in the case of berries), are suspended in a firm jelly or less-gelled syrupy base. Unlike jams and jellies,preserves are chunky in texture.

So, I’ve learned I love these preserves. They are a bit more expensive than jams or jellies. But worth it.

A little toast, butter, and Cherry Bonne Maman Preserves, and I’m all set.

Have a great morning.

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Pac-Man Connect and Play

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Clearly nostalgia has hit. At least it has hit me.

Pac-Man Connect and Play is the newest way to play the oldest classic video games. This device allows you connect to your TV. So simple.

It has a total of 12 games you can play: Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Pac & Pal, Pac-Man Plus, Pac-Man 256, Mappy, Rally-X, Bosconian, Xevious, DigDug, Galaga, Galaxian.

It’s also only about $20.

Perfect for that last minute holiday gift.

Now, where is Ms. Pac-Man?

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Spud Crunchies

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There’s a new snack in town at Trader Joe’s and it’s called Spud Crunchies. Basically amazing, crunchy, and tastes like In N Out Fries, only cool and crunchy, of course.

There is not a resealable bag, perhaps because they are aware most people will eat the whole bag in one sitting. Think of them as the next generation of Potatoe Sticks.

If you are looking for me, I will be at Trader Joe’s purchasing these.
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Dia De Los Muertos

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Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout the country, also know as Day of the Dead. It’s a beautiful and colorful event that goes from October 31- November 2.

From wikipedia: Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexicanholiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

There are many aspects of the holiday that have become recognized parts of the 3 day experience:

Cemetery visit
Alfeñiques (sugar candies)
Literary calaveras
Day of the Dead bread
Altars
Sawdust and grain carpets
Mexican marigold
Papel picado (paper craft)

At the core of the celebration is honoring the dead. Remembering them every year at this time. The holiday is growing in popularity around the world due to this message of rememberance.

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Stitch Fix

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From Wikipedia: Stitch Fix is an online subscription and personal shopping service in the USA. It was founded by Katrina Lake in 2011.

From my Mother’s suggestion I just recently gave Stitch Fix a try. I’d always dreamed of having a personal stylist, but that was always going to be too much money. Stuff of dreams…

As it turns out, Stitch Fix cleverly makes this dream a possibility. While you’ve got to consider you are still going to pay for nice clothes, it takes some of the drudgery out of in store shopping.

You sign up and complete a profile with all your color, size, and style choices. You also pick the frequency of shipments based on your need.

Then, their stylist puts together looks for you based on all the factorsl, and any other information you share about your clothing needs.

The items arrive at your house, you try them on, keep what you want, return the rest in a pre-addressed shipping bag.

My first experience was fun. While I am only keeping 2 items out of 5, it was interesting to have someone else bring their perspective to my wardrobe.

https://www.stitchfix.com

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