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An aviator's culinary adventures

Restaurant Rave January 10, 2010

Filed under: Sandwiches,Vegetarian — flyingbubble @ 4:16 pm
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For anyone who lives in the Phoenix,AZ area I’m posting a photo of the delicious sandwich I had from Liberty Market.  Liberty Market is this great cafe and coffee place that my parents found through twitter.  The founder is a coffee fanatic and was the originator of the Coffee Plantation chain (it has since been sold and run into the ground by the new own

ership).  He spent some time in Italy and was able to purchase and refurbish a traditional “E61” espresso machine.  It is proudly on display (and in use) at Liberty Market’s E61 bar where you can order up traditional Italian style espresso drinks.  Keep in mind that many of these selection are served in tiny little cups containing only a couple of sips by the American coffee standards.  I was really excited to see this after spending some time in Italy this summer, despite the high price for such a small cup I really enjoyed all of our coffee stops in Rome.  Also, if you’re unfamiliar with Italian coffee, they don’t serve “drip coffee” the closest you can get is called an Americano which is espresso mixed with water.  While the coffee alone is worth the long drive to Gilbert, their food offerings are equally noteworthy.  The coffee fanatic partnered with a brilliant Italian chef, David, who has prepared a creative menu of flavor combinations that most wouldn’t have considered pairing.  The scones are to die for so at least order one to go along side your regular menu selection. I ordered a grilled vegetable sandwich with sweet potato salad on the side.

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Katie’s Spicy Burger!! October 18, 2009

Filed under: Sandwiches,Vegetarian — flyingbubble @ 9:32 pm
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This isn’t really a recipe but I had this sandwich for lunch a while back and took pictures of it.  I went to a dinner party with my track coach and a friend of hers had brought a large selection of peppers grown in his garden.  I took some jalapenos of course! and one bell pepper.  My favorite burger is from Five Guys Burgers and Fries because they put fresh jalapenos on top (not always, just by my request).  I don’t care for the pickled/jarred kind.  This sandwich was mostly just a compilation of foods I had on hand already.  I used a sandwich thin for the bun, a boca burger, a Laughing Cow wedge of swiss cheese to spread on the bun, some mustard and a fresh red jalapeno!   Feel free to personalize this recipe to suit your tastes but you really need to try jalapenos on a burger.. its incredible. Here are the pictures.

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Ham and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches September 14, 2009

Filed under: Bread — flyingbubble @ 2:40 am
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This is an original recipe…. well I can’t guarantee that it hasn’t been done before but I thought of it on my own and just prayed it would bake up correctly.  Fortunately it turned out really well.

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Recipe:

I don’t have measurements on here because I just made it up as I went along.  I think I could have packed more ham and cheese into each biscuit than I did.  Its just personal preference on how much to use.  You can also do this will any meat and cheese combination.  I haven’t tried it yet but I bet you could put veggies in there too.
Ham slices, chopped

Shredded cheddar cheese

Pillsbury ready-made biscuits

I took a biscuit round and split it in half, which kind of squished the lovely circular round into two amorphous blobs.  After spreading the dough back out into a somewhat circular shape I sprinkled the chopped ham and shredded cheese on one round and then placed the other on top. Press the sides together to the seal the biscuit pocket and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the biscuit chunks. Bake according to directions on the biscuit tube.

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