February 14, 2011

Marco Island, Tampa, Steinhatchee, Panama City, Destin, Pensacola, Naples.

Not a bad place to be in February. We will be crisscrossing back and forth around and through Florida for the next couple of months.  You guys have got to check out what’s up with the Ingredients.  I have stirred my band up to a frenzy, grilled em like grouper, tossed em like salad, sautéed em like peppers and onions, BBQed  em like pork chops, fried em like chicken, whipped em into shape like a mile high meringue on top of  a lemon pie. All for the perfect gumbo blues.

Potato Crust Quiche

1 large potato
8 eggs beaten
1 onion chopped
1/2 lb crumbled feta cheese
2 apples diced
1 quonk fresh spinach lightly steamed & drained
Cut thin rounds of potato.  Line an lightly-oiled pie pan with the slices of potato, and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.  Saute the onions. Mix the remaining  ingredients. Pour them into the pan and bake at 400 for 10 minutes.  Turn down to 350 for another 20 or so.  Splash with Liquid Summer Hot Sauce.

228 Main St. Lander, WY 82520    307-332-5536
We came in for lunch at this grocery/café in Lander, Wyoming, and had a great time with the folks there.  Homemade is the operative term.  Nestled between the emporiums and trail shops in the charming downtown of Lander, the Apple Valley Market hits the spot. The menu proclaims, “Lunch! Fill that belly.”  And that’s what they do. “$6.00 per lunch.  All soups served with homemade bread. Sandwiches made on homemade bread.” So after I’m almost done with my vegetable soup, the baker of the bread comes out and says,  “Y’all want some more bread?” Sure! Bring it on. Pipin hot, right out of the oven. Son!  Couple o soups, couple o salads, a veggie wrap and a special is the whole menu. The grocery features healthful stuff, local homegrown produce, and some of the most gorgeous pies I have ever seen. I got some local plums. Delicious. The guys running the place are nice as they can be.  You can tell that they love Lander, Wyoming.  No wonder.  ALL the inhabitants of Lander love the place.  I got so happy that I went next door and bought me a banjo.

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