Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011 Jan 29 - Hon and Louie Lee

2011 Jan 29 - Hon and Louie Lee
Emerald Restaurant Closes
Stockton, CA

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I only recently regained contact with Hon Lee, although he has been back in Stockton for quite awhile now. But I was one of two people that he invited to this early dinner. Unfortunately all I have is a photo of the knee of the other guest.

Hon Lee's favorite Chinese Restaurant is closing it's doors at the end of January. So Hon has decided to have a "farewell dinner" there. It happens to coincide with the weekend that his younger brother Louie is visiting from Tucson, AZ where Louie currently lives and works.
Accompanying Louie from San Francisco is one of his sons.
Entering the Emerald

It seems like a lot of people are here today because of the closing of the Emerald. Many more than were expected since only the owner is at work. So the whole place became a one man show.
Son, Hon and Louie

Taking a booth. Hon had preordered his "usual".
Louie, Lee, Hon and son

We start with the Wor Won Ton Soup, I think. That is steam coming off the soup in the photo.
Lots of "stuff" in the soup

The Westlake Duck. This is a whole duck browned with a pound of pork butt and simmered in water. Then the duck is deboned and steamed and the sauce is a gravy of sorts with ginger, mushroom, etc.

Another dish is the special steamed whole rock cod.

Not sure what this is called but it is deep fried fish with broccoli and mushrooms.

Hon has the duck head and neck with a bunch of napa.

Here we are serving the rock cod.

Most of the duck is deboned except for the neck and head.

This is what is left of the duck.

Getting to ready to finish off the rock cod.

Son does not have the left overs but rather a whole roast duck to take back to San Francisco.
There were no left overs.
Here is the knee of the fifth member of the dinner party. I thought that I had another photo but alas I got caught up in eating.

Meanwhile Frankie shows up to eat his last meal at the Emerald.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hey Tinker.

Tinker's Normal Breakfast in England

Mario's Cafe in Warren Street, London, do a big breakfast for 10 pounds ($15).

It's 10 eggs, 10 bacon, 10 sausage, 10 toast, 5 black puddings, tomatoes, beans and mushrooms. What, No Chips ?


20 Minutes later

The breakfast packs in 5,000 calories - nearly twice the recommended daily intake for an average man..
A spokesman for the British Heart Foundation said: "Eating this amount in one sitting is not a good idea.".

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

2010 Jul 14 - Sacramento Produce Market

July 14, 2010
Produce Express - Growers and Suppliers Display Day

From their web site:

PRODUCE EXPRESS is a wholesale distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables to food service operations in the greater Sacramento Valley.

The event was held in the Sacramento Produce Market at 2630 - 5th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.

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As I rode into the Sacramento Produce Market on my BMW F650GS headed to the Market Club for breakfast. I noticed a bunch of tables and displays set up on the loading dock. So after ordering my breakfast I walked the 50 or so feet along the dock from the Market Club to the Produce Express. Well, I found out that they were having their growers and suppliers display their wares for the various restaurants in and around Sacramento.

So of course, I had to Blog the event. So after eating my breakfast I walked back to the Event.

I talked to Jim Mills of Produce Express, who was running this Event and he explained what was going on and said that I could take photos for this personal Blog of mine.
Jim Mills at the sign-in table

The first station was from Mulvaney's B and L.
Pasta Dave from Mulvaney's B and L

A delectable salad at Mulvaney's B and L station

Then there was Ray Yeung, known as "Mr. Tomato"
Ray has many, many varieties of heirloom tomatoes

More varieties

Samples to be tasted

And still more varieties

And even more varieties
In talking a little to Ray I found out that his grandfather Yeung used to own and run the Hong Kong Cafe just north of the Produce Market on 5th Street and Broadway. That was during my late high school and early college days when I used to eat there on occasion.

Some other fresh vegetables from Yolo County just across the Sacramento River.
Riverdog Farms

Dwelly Farms in Brentwood

Castaneda Bros. Produce
2875 Rockville Road, Fairfield
Hours: 9 a.m - 5 p.m. Everyday/ Open July - Nov.
Castaneda just re-located to Rockville Road. They feature a large selection of peppers, tomatoes, melons and other seasonal fruits. They have one of the largest selections of peppers locally. Also, they are one of the few stands that offer the sweet orange melons in the summer. This is a smaller produce stand that is in one big barn mostly offering a limited variety of produce.

Some other near by growers of fruit.

Here is an interesting concept. Wine vinegar made from upscale varietal wines. The company is Sparrow Lane Vinegars. Their offices are in Angwin, but they had to move their bottling operation to a bigger location in Modesto to accommodate demand.
These are vinegars made from premium varietal wines from the Napa and Sonoma Counties

Phil Toohey - Founder Sparrow Lane Vinegars

Twin Peaks Orchard of Newcastle, CA
Some sample peaches

Barsotti Juice Company of Apple Hill, Camino, CA
Chilled juices to sample - To the right as you view it is Fred Reyes from the Putah Creek Cafe

The Putah Creek Cafe of Winters had a display.

Premier Mushrooms of Colusa

Making pizza using a mushroom for the crust

Here are some mushrooms topped and cooked as a pizza

And the last station that I took photos is the Mi Abuelita Bonita Tortilla station.

Samples of their tortillas


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Strawberry Patches near Stockton, CA

May 2010 - Roadside Strawberry Stands

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stockton, CA Edison High Class of 61

Edison High School Class of 1961
Stockton, CA 95206

2010 March 01
Photos from Multi-Year Reunions:
June 2004
November 2006

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******Info for 2011 - 50 year Reunion- Click Here

Facebook Group: Click Here

Our Class Officers: Scanned from the 1961 Year Book

Here are a list of graduates also scanned from the Year Book. Maybe you can get the word about the upcoming 50th Reunion to them. Please click on the scan to see a much larger image

Edison High School - Stockton, CA Multi-Year Reunion June 2004 - Weber Point

Entrance with a mix of 1960 folks

Sign in tables

Eugene K

Ron T

Walton Y

Joan Franco - Class of 1960 Faculty Advisor

Godfrey G
Vernon H

Wyman C and Richard Y

Robert B

Jose D

Oliver C

Dancing in the Park

These next photos are from 2006 at the Civic Auditorium.

Tom O and Eugene K

Walton Y, Gene S and Silvano M

Flora Mae Y

Naomi Y and Fuku S