Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When the going gets hot, the hot eat salads.

Tonight's warm weather made me crave simple food that doesn't involve a hot skillet or oven. One of my favorite salads is a simple mix of cannellini beans and conserved tuna with greens tossed in a balsamic/Dijon vinaigrette. I substituted smoked salmon in a pinch tonight. While I prefer the tuna, this substitution worked out quite nicely. Jen's bread toasted, and with olive oil added nice texture to the meal. 


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

West Yellowstone's Taqueria Las Palmitas

Thank you, food gods for guiding the old school bus that is Taqueria Las Palmitas to a parking spot in the heart of West Yellowstone.

Here's the drill: get on the bus, place your order, wait for tasty Mexican goodness. Consume. Benches and counters line the front half of the bus, with the kitchen in the back. A few picnic tables outside are available if the weather is playing nice.

Today's special was the verde burrito, which I enjoyed filled with carnitas, frijoles y arroz and a delicious tomatillo-based salsa verde. A nice touch on all of Las Palmas dishes is the garnish of house-pickled (bus-pickled?) JalapeƱos and carrots and a small container of thin and hot salsa.

They offer about thirty different dishes ranging in price from $1.50 for a single taco to $8.99 for more elaborate fare. The burrito pictured and a Mexican Coke set me back about $8. Sweet.

Las Palmas (or the "taco bus" as it is simply known among townies) is a gem and worth a stop the next time you find yourself at Yellowstone's West Entrance.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Who's Down with the B.L.T.?

While I was enjoying an exceptionally tasty BLT tonight (BLaT, more accurately: bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato) on Jen's fresh-baked no-knead pumpernickel bread, I couldn't help but merge the sandwich's name with the classic hip-hop tune, the O.P.P.

Wrong? Yes. Result? I'm down with the B.L.T.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Turkey in the straw? No. Fox by my house? Yes.

Just after dinner tonight I noticed this little fellow wandering outside our kitchen window. Perhaps a little too fearless of humans, he (or she) didn't seem too concerned about the sound of my rapidly clicking shutter. After taking a few moments to vogue for the camera, it was time move on to other foxy things...

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