OCfoodies's Blog – February 2009 Archive (21)

Ham Gravy using Coke - by Sherri

I have my grandmothers recipe for Ham Gravy using Coke…



My Grandmother was Italian so the recipe does not have “exact measurements”. Her measurements go like this “a little bit of this and a little bit of that” so here is goes….

Place your ham in a large roaster



Decorate it with Fresh Pineapple slices stuck to its sides with toothpicks

Sprinkle the ham with a little brown sugar and swirl some honey on top of that

In the base of the pan add “about a 1/2 inch”… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 28, 2009 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

Roasted Black Cod with Leeks, Onions and Cider Butter - by Tamar

Roasted Black Cod with Bok Choy, Onions and Cider Butter

(NOTE: made a change from Leeks to Bok Choy)



Ingredients:

4 Black Cod Fillets (approx. 6 oz. each)

2 oz Butter

10 oz Coke

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (or Olive Oil)

Sea Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper

fresh scallions, chopped (green onions)

finely chopped macadamia nuts (optional)



Directions:



Preheat the oven to 375°F. Heat the butter in a frying pan and… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 28, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Ultimate Vanilla Coke Float - by Griffin

Ultimate Vanilla Coke Float

- Pour two to four ounces of Stoli Vanilla Vodka into a tall glass
- Fill glass with Coke, or Diet Coke
- Top off with a scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- Garnish with a Vanilla Bean for a swizzle stick

This recipe is by:
Griffin
GriffinEatsOc.com

Added by OCfoodies on February 28, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Who can come up with the BEST Coke Recipe? Winner Gets $100 Gift Certificate to RA Sushi.

Coke Recipe Contest at OCfoodies Who can come up with the BEST Coke Recipe? Winner Gets $100 Gift Certificate to RA Sushi. (Good at Tustin or Huntington Beach)



Personally my favorite besides the Coke Float is the Colorado Bulldog. Take 1 shot vodka 1 shot Kahlua, milk and a splash of Coca-Cola®. (Shake Vodka, Kahlua, and milk. Pour into a glass of ice and top with Coca-Cola)



So here is how to win, email your Coke recipe to info@ocfoodies.com in the subject put Coke recipe. We will then… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 25, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Wahoo’s Fish Taco Turned 20 - Woo hoo for Wahoo's

Thousands of Fish Taco Fanatics Attend Celebration Highlights Included Super Star Ryan Sheckler, Twenty-Cent Tacos and Raffle Prizes



Wahoo’s Fish Taco, a community mainstay and worldwide pop culture phenomenon since 1988, kicked off its 20 year milestone this Sunday, Feb. 22 with a celebration at the original restaurant in Costa Mesa, Calif. Several thousand fish taco fanatics rushed the doors to enjoy $0.20 tacos and raffle prizes… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 25, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

We want to know about your Orange County Restaurant Week Experiences.

Restaurant Weeks take place all over the Country (World for that matter). They are usually county wide events (like LA and San Diego) to encourage locals to dine all over. We all fall into the habit of dining at our favorite near by eateries, which is good! But we need to venture out and try new places, new flavors and a new atmosphere across city lines once in a while. Restaurant Week is the perfect time to do just that. Restaurants should woo and wow you during events like this. It… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 23, 2009 at 11:00am — 16 Comments

SANTA ANA TEENS GIVE UP FOOD FOR 30 HOURS TO RAISE FUNDS TO FIGHT HUNGER LOCAL TEENS JOIN THOUSANDS OF YOUTH ACROSS U.S. FASTING FOR “30 HOUR FAMINE”

WHO: About 120 teens from Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana will participate in the 2009 World Vision 30 Hour Famine – getting a real taste of hunger while helping to feed and care for children and families living in extreme

poverty around the world. They join thousands of teens nationwide aiming to raise $12.5 million this year through 30 Hour Famine.



WHAT: World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine raises awareness and funds to fight hunger overseas and in the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 20, 2009 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Today on the OCRegister - Orange County Restaurant Week - time to dig in!

Today on the OCRegister - Orange County Restaurant Week - time to dig in!



Sixty-seven eateries (some with multiple locations) across our fair county are signed up for the inaugural Orange County Restaurant Week starting Sunday, and the menus include some borderline ridiculous deals.



Before we spotlight some of our favorites, here are the basics. It runs Feb. 22-28, and it’s all prix-fixe menus, with lunches going for… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 20, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Cheesecake Factory Wants To Know “What’s Your Flavor?”

Ten days remain for guests to submit new cheesecake flavors as a part of The Cheesecake Factory’s “What’s Your Flavor?” Cheesecake Contest. America’s favorite upscale casual restaurant invites guests to celebrate their passion for cheesecake by creating and naming the next great cheesecake flavor for its menu. Flavor creations must be received online by 11:59 p.m. PST on February 28, 2009.



Participants are invited to submit a new cheesecake flavor combination at… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 19, 2009 at 10:54pm — No Comments

OCfoodies has teamed up with Greer's OC to give away dinner for two*

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but we know how you can get a free dinner...for two. At your choice of more than 100 top Orange County restaurants. Seriously.



We've teamed up with Greer's OC to give away dinners for two* at any participating restaurant of your choice during Orange County Restaurant Week (Feb. 22-28). Here's how this super simple promotion works.



You'll be… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 16, 2009 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Long John Silver’s Puts the Skinny in Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday is shaving off the pounds this year, thanks to Long John Silver’s, the world’s most popular quick-service seafood chain, with the introduction of its new lower calorie plates under 350 calories. These new options are part of Long John Silver’s new Freshside Grille Smart Choices under 350 Calories menu, featuring three premium grilled seafood options. Each plate contains less than 7 grams of fat and less than 350 calories –making it a great lower calorie option when eating… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 16, 2009 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Orange Blossom Martini Recipe

Orange Blossom Martini
Ingredients:
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Orange Juice
- 1 tsp Superfine Sugar
- Garnish: Orange Slice
Glassware: Cocktail Glass

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

....yummmm

Added by OCfoodies on February 13, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Come dressed to impress and celebrate the Oscars in style at Kimera Restaurant on February 22, 2009

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• This unique Oscar party will feature red carpet interviews from genuine members of the media for all guests prior to the broadcast of the Oscars.



• A panel of fashion experts will award prizes to guests for the best dressed, the best make-up, and various other categories.



• The event cost is $60… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 12, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cold Stone Creamery Offering Ice Cream Cupcakes for a Limited Time

Cold Stone Creamery is adding a twist to the latest popular dessert, creating premium ice cream cupcakes, sold for a limited time nationwide for just $9.99 a pack. Known as an ice cream innovator, Cold Stone is breaking into another category for sweet indulgences with three signature cupcake Creations. Offered from Feb. 4 – March 31, 2009, these cupcakes are the sweetest gift for any sweetheart during Valentine’s Day.



In recent years the cupcake trend has been sweeping the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 8, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Chef David Myers Announces Opening of Pizzeria Ortica

Pizzeria Ortica



Acclaimed American Chef Launches His First Traditional Italian restaurant in Orange County



Pizzeria Ortica opened it's doors just a couple weeks ago. We are so pleased to tell you that this MUST try restaurant is celebrating Orange County Restaurant Week and offering an amazing menu. (check it out)



Celebrated Chef David Myers of Sona, Boule… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 8, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Chef Ana talks with Chef Yvon Goetz at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar



My first interview features one of OC‘s most prominent Chefs- Yvon Goetz.



Chef Yvon Goetz is the Executive Chef/Partner at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar located in the District of Tustin. Internationally renowned, Chef Goetz has worked with Relais & Chateaux Chewton Glen Hotel, Hambleton Hall and London’s Dorchester Hotel, Michelin three-star Le Crocodile and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group. His newest location “The… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 5, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Cooking with the Experts at the Bloomingdale’s Home Store - Come watch OC's Rockstar Chefs live!!

Orange County Restaurant Week Comes To Bloomingdale’s Home Store at South Coast Plaza



For two weeks in February, 13 Chefs participating in the inaugural Orange County Restaurant Week, will be conducting demos at the Bloomingdale’s Home Store at South Coast Plaza.

The demos will begin prior to the start of OC Restaurant Week (schedule below) and each Chef will prepare one or more dishes that will be featured on their special three-course OC Restaurant… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 5, 2009 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Gift Card Give Away - OC foodies contest...



WIN RESTAURANT GIFT CARDS AT OCFOODIES

We have a fun and very delicious contest going on for the next couple of months.




In an effort to build the OC foodies community we want your foodie friends to join us here. Who ever has the most friends join the OCfoodies.com community wins a $50 Restaurant gift card. We have plenty of gift cards to to keep you full. The contest starting RIGHT NOW will last 1 week, when that… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 3, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

The Hershey Company Reaffirms that it Does Not Purchase Peanut Butter, Peanuts or Peanut Products from Peanut Corporation of America

The Hershey Company recently reaffirmed its previous statement related to peanuts:



No products made by The Hershey Company, including items and brands in the iconic Reese’s franchise, are affected by the recall of items produced by the Peanut Corporation of America. Hershey does not purchase any peanut butter, peanuts or peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America. Peanut butter for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is made in Hershey facilities under the most stringent safety… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 3, 2009 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Home is Where the Heart is This Valentine’s Day…with Heart-Shaped Pizzas from Papa John’s

Available at Participating Restaurants, Large Heart-Shapd One Topping Pizza with Chocolate Pastry Delights for Just $14.99, Two Heart-Shaped One Topping Pizzas for $19.99



Love is patient. Love is kind. Love means never having to eat an overpriced, mediocre Valentine’s Day meal at a crowded restaurant surrounded by strangers.



That’s why this Valentine’s Day, Papa John’s is getting to the heart of the holiday – with delicious heart-shaped pizzas available… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on February 3, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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