Is it March already? Man, that was quick.....even with the flaky weather, it's getting to be the time of the year, when we start up our "spring cleaning". It's a good thing that we aren't charged interest on shortfalls during previous spring cleanings! We'd be cleaning for the rest of the year.
One of the items is to clean out the canned goods in our cupboard....decided what to do with all these...beans....well, we had to think of something. This is what we came out with....it's a bit more "pungent" than the usual 3 Bean Salad, so be warned. I know, it's a lot of canned goods, but we rotate this stuff out of our disaster kit....quick show of hands, how many of you keep Spam®, or some other "necessity" in your disaster kit?
Cleaning the Cupboard Bean Salad
1 Can string beans, drained
1 Can chick peas, rinsed and drained
1 Can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 Can sweet corn, drained
1 Can Black Beans, drained
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tb dry oregano
1 large red onion, sliced
1/2 Chopped Jicama
Salt and pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin olive oil
1 Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Mix together canned items and Jicama in a large bowl.
Add garlic, oregano, onion.
Add salt and black pepper to taste.
Whisk together olive oil,lemon zest and juice, and vinegar, and combine with salad ingredients.
Let sit for 1/2 an hour, taste add crushed red pepper, and adjust other flavors, and mix well.
Chill for at least 1 hour and serve.
A quick drive through the old "neighborhood."
I had to drive on up to City of Industry for an appointment this morning. Arriving early, I decided to just drive around a bit, and noticed a few changes. These places might have been around for a while, but I didn't notice them until today.
An interesting thing has happened to Rowland Heights/Hacienda Heights over the last...hold on, I almost said "few", but it has been 7 years since we moved to San Diego.... Many American "chains" have moved out of the neighborhood, and replaced with Asian businesses. Case in point, the Von's Supermarket has been replaced by SF (Shun Fat) Supermarket. Here are a few more....
Can you tell me what this Pho' Restaurant on the corner of Otterbein and Colima Road:
Yes, it was a Taco Bell! Hmmm, I wonder if the drive-thru is still in use? Drive thru Pho....just make sure you don't drop it into your lap! At the least, I know what the "numbers" in the name of this restaurant signify...it's Pho 2007!
Can you guess what this one was?
This one was a combination KFC - Taco Bell(Taco
Smell Bell's aren't doing too well in the area, are they?) in the same area as Hong Kong Plaza. It's now a HK-style Cafe(at least that's what I've been told) called Boston Kitchen.
Why Boston Kitchen? Maybe someone will let me know......
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!