Month: December 2012

El Loca Gringa’s Tamales with Pork, Sweet Potato, and Goat Cheese

El Loco Gringa’s version of her favorite California style Mexican foods, with goat cheese added of course!Pork and Sweet Potato TamaleSweet Potato, roastedcarnitascorn, cut off cobsopesbeef sharp cheddarcorngoat cheesesalsa or chutneyMix up the tamale or sopes dough according to the recipe on the masa bag. I use coconut oil instead of lard. Choose which of the …

Welcome to Tahoe; It’s time to eat!

     Wednesday evening saw us driving from Mammoth Lakes to Lake Tahoe for snow shoeing (For me) and snow boarding (for him) We were staying at the Marriott Residence; the hotel looked awesome online. The one big problem was I checked out the hotel the day before we left and that’s when I realized it …

Steers and Snow; Mammoth to Tahoe

    I swear I have driven up the 395 once before, yet some how, this drive from Mammoth to Lake Tahoe looks not recognizable in the least bit.       We left Mammoth during a snow storm.   It snowed most of the way in between Mammoth and Tahoe, making for incredible views, especially along this …

Mammoth, Day Two; The Locals Think I dress Like a Weirdo

   It’s like forty five degrees out and here I am causing drama in beautiful Mammoth Lakes California again. It seems in this part of the world it is abnormal to wear shorts on your morning run. Maybe it is abnormal to run here when the wind chill is below freezing. I saw one other …

Mammoth or Bust

   It’s a beautiful day to drive to Mammoth.   Southern California reminds me more of Connecticut today as we drive through the blink and you will miss them towns of Lone Pine, Big Pine and Independence, California.     The leafless trees are so spooky looking against the harse blue sky.    They remind me of …