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Old 09-20-2015, 03:54 PM   #1
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Tooting My Own Horn

I’m not a vain or egotistical person; I don’t look for pats on the back.
But just about now, I am proud of myself.

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I have a dear friend who is a chef/owner/operator of her own restaurant in Colorado.
At the beginning of the “season” she was preparing her menu and asked for my advice.
ME! A non-professional chef, I’m a home cook. I was so humbled.
She wanted to bring something from “the Islands” to the table this year, but wasn’t sure how to execute it.
I suggested an Ahi Poke Tower, huge hit just about everywhere.
Here’s the thing though, she had never made Poke before.


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This is what we collaborated on.

Mixed the tuna with shoyu, sesame chili oil, scallions and white sesame seeds. Avacado is just pulp. Sprouts are radish sprouts and green stuff on plate is wasabi sauce. Rice cracker garnish and pickled ginger(behind tower). Put it in a pvc coupling...takes about 2 minutes to plate. $13 bucks a pop, badda bing!

YUM!
She said that she sells this appetizer out every night!
I have not yet been able to make it up there to try her creation.

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Old 09-20-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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Good for you, K-girl! Way to go!
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:58 PM   #3
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Nice! Great that your friend recognizes home cooks can be really good cooks, too
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Mahalo, thanks guys.
Any one else got a food inspired story to be proud of?
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:16 PM   #5
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Nice! I'd eat that.
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That is fabulous! Congratulations!
Ok, I have one, not nearly as good as yours but here it is.
I use to be on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit. We'd hold monthly meetings and usually they were at lunchtime or after work. People were always on the go and didn't have time to get something to eat. I started baking these really good oatmeal , chunky chocolate cookies and packaging them in cellophane bags. Made it nice for those who wanted to eat half or take it with them. Everyone love them so much they asked for them each month. Then, they wanted to take them home to their children. After a couple of times people suggested I make to sell to the public (I never did ). When the Board changed and we all went or separate ways, people sent me emails asking me to make them cookies.
It was all very flattering. I made them for a friend who came over for dinner and he not only loved them but said he would financially fund me to sell them. Again, I didn't do it but nice to know these cookies could be a moneymaker LOL
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:27 PM   #7
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... snipped ... but nice to know these cookies could be a moneymaker LOL
ZOWIE FF!! You should go for it! Who knows, you could be the next "Mrs. Fields" and be worth a large fortune.
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Thanks...I've thought about it but doubtful I'll do it. I'll just keep making them for friends.
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OK, a story. We stopped in to a brand-new restaurant in Mexico, I'd heard good things about it. The food was good, but sadly, their margaritas were swill. The sweet owner had me teach the bartenders how to make a proper margarita!

Another time, we were fishing with DH's family in Michigan. There had been a paucity of fish, but for some reason, we caught a huge amount with two boats. We even gave some away! Went to the little grocery store and bought up a bunch of their limited spice blends. We got free wave runner time for cooking and giving the owners of the resort free fish! I directed the seasoning and cooking, even DH's mom was asking what to do next!
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Good on ya, Dawg!
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