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I finally made it to Yama, the Korean BBQ restaurant in downtown Lake Worth. I’ve always wanted to check this place out, but I’ve just been hesitant as if I’d thought the entire menu would just be in Korean. Or that everything on the menu would be served with eyeballs. Or the waitstaff would know I was a banana — yellow on the outside, white on the inside. 😉

Anywho, I managed to hold out until I could go with some pros. By pros, I mean someone who eats anything — or at least tries anything — and someone who actually lived in South Korea for a year. I figured if they couldn’t help me find something I would eat, nobody could.

But, success! I loved it! Between the six of us at the table, I was able to try a bite of most everything. (I confess, I couldn’t bring myself to try the fishcake.) For starters, we had the seafood pancake, which I thought was actually awesome — minus the seafood part. Yama had a vegetable pancake on the menu as well, and I definitely want to try that next time. Next up, the mains: on the grill we had beef bulgogi (or bulgoki) and spicy pork. And then, of course, all the food flair including kimchi. I can’t believe I tried it. I thought it was incredibly flavorful, but the spice and the pickle-y notes were a bit … uh, too much for me. And then I ordered a beef dumpling soup, which was super good! Oh, and let’s not forget the sake and beer washing it all down!

All in all, definitely worth a second visit!

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Though I love my mixer, it’s not always convenient. Rather, I should say, sometimes I’m lazy. Like, when I make mashed potatoes on a Tuesday night.

So while I was at the grocery story last weekend, I grabbed a cheap potato masher to use on those lazy-potato-mashing-days. When the cashier picked up the masher, she inspected it like it was a deflated alien head.

“Man!” she screamed. “I haven’t seen anybody buy one of these in … well, forever!”

Sorry, Cashier Lady, I couldn’t find the iPad aisle, so I just grabbed this ancient technology, which I’m going to use to build my own private pyramid with in an ancient land far away.

Her response made me feel like I was buying some floppy discs and a Commodore 64. I mean, come on, I just wanted some mashed potatoes — and a little bicep exercise. Is that too much to ask for in 2011?

I made it to Relish yesterday. It opened in West Palm Beach, in the historic  Northwood neighborhood.

I can’t ignore a burger joint, so I made JP go there. I’ll be honest, though, the name makes me go ick. When I hear relish, I think of the gross green pickley stuff they offer up at hot dog stands. But once I made it to Relish, the green pickley image was gone.

In place, an offering of burgers — shrimp, beef, lamb, turkey, wild boar, buffalo, lobster & more — that you can top with any ‘relish’ you’d like. My choice for the first-time test was a classic beef burger with the drunken onion relish — sweet onions slow cooked in beer.

Along with the burger, they have fries (which come with one of their signature flavored salts, we chose truffle salt), craft beers, wine, wings and handcrafted milkshakes!

The verdict: Two yums up! Check out Relish’s website and menu here.

If you know me, you know I don’t eat anything I swim with.

So when J said he wanted to make paella, I said “Mmmhmm …” and carried on.  Then, one minute I’m at Target, the next minute I’m in Captain Frank’s picking out scallops and other misc. sea creatures.  Actually, I was just standing there while J picked out which seafood he wanted to eat the most.

Scallops, shrimp, squid, clams.

All in my kitchen.  The only thing that made me kind of excited about this cooking adventure was that I had a cutting board specifically for fish, and I could now finally use it!

Anywho, I actually helped prep some of the slimy sea stuff.  Have you ever touched raw squid!?  The texture reminded me of those jelly slap hands you’d throw at people.  (I’m not sure if that’s an accurate description, but …) In the end, the dish was great!  J did an awesome job of perusing the World Wide Web for recipes, and after finding a couple we liked, we kind of pieced the steps we liked together. He even set aside some for me with just land-loving animals in it.

I was trying to document all the steps leading up to this dish, and then I forgot to take a picture of the final masterpiece!

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