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  1. tomc

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    Nice scenery. Where is that? A tad icy looking for this thin-blooded Texan transplant.

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    Chicken soup. They claim wintry mix is on the way, so warm chicken soup fits the bill. Celery, onions, tomato, garlic, chicken broth, chicken, brown rice. Simmer.

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  2. arizonaitalian

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    Ok, big step up food wise today. Took a car and guide into the so-called “High Atlas” mountains (place where we ate pictured here was 6200 feet and the highest peaks pictures are 13,600 feet, so pretty much the same as where we are in Wyoming).

    this food stop is pre-arranged at a local Berber family’s house. But I think they send in a cook from a local cooking school. The food was fantastic and the setting and view is hard to top.

    We had:

    - Chicken tajine (that’s more like it! Cooked slowly over charcoal, this was tender and moist and very flavorful, with potatoes and other veggies in the tajine pot)

    - Cous Cous with veggies, including some very good soft pumpkin.

    - A salad of of fresh tomatoes and cilantro and sweet mild onion grown onsite was way better than the sum of the simple ingredients.

    - The bread cooked in a clay hole tandoor style was made from barley and tasted unlike any bread we have had before.

    - Local oranges from down in the valley finished a great meal on a fantastic day-long tour.

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    After the Atlas Mountain tour and meal, we returned to Marrakech and went to the Jemaa el-fna outdoor square/market for the “festivities” (snake charmers, monkey wranglers, story tellers, “rolexx” salesmen, ya know).

    Decided to temp fate and eat at one of the many pop-up outdoor “restaurants” that aggressively hawk their meals there. (I blame any resultant tummy troubles on Ania, whose insistence we give it a try won the day...)

    Eatery booth number 17 had the most successful hawker and the freshest looking, least fly covered food we saw...thus this meal happened...

    - Mixed meat skewers
    - Mixed grilled seafood
    - assorted veggies and some bread

    All sorta meh, with a touch of fear. Good times...

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  4. NbyNW

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    Stunning view. Glad you found some tasty food!
     
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  5. NbyNW

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    Looks pretty awesome! Even if just meh.
     
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  6. tomc

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    Love the colors of the food. Scenery is pretty. Glad the food is improving...T
     
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  7. tomc

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    It would be the opposite with the missus. The only place she let me get adventurous was Japan, because every place we visited was immaculate...T
     
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  8. max930

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    Decided to go on a diet. Boring salads the last few days.
     
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  9. tomc

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    We did chef's salad the other night after a few heavy meals in a row.

    Last night, pizza.

    Borrowed a trick from my grandma. Got home late and we were starving. So, I halved a bolillo, spread tomato sauce and mozz. Baked it, while making the other pizzas. My grandma would whip l Italian bread "pizzas" for a quick meal when we were kids.
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    Then on to the main event.
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    Cheese pie. Oregano, garlic powder, basil and black pepper on top.

    This dough that I picked up at Central Market. Not bad. Forgot to snap an after pic.
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    This wine, which we thought was quite excellent.

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    Tom - When you say Pinquitos, do you mean the actual Santa-Maria Pinquitos or Pink Beans?

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  14. tomc

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    Good catch. I don't think they are the same as the pink beans you would get with Santa Maria style bbq.

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    You guys might get them in Cali, but I can't recall ever seeing dried pinquitos for sale here in Texas.

    I mail ordered pinquito beans a ton of years ago when I made tri tip for friends, I think it was Susie Q, but it was soooooo long ago, I don't remember how diff it was from the beans we had tonight...T
     
  15. NbyNW

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    Glad I’m not doing dishes there!
    Belly dancers... nice end to the trip!
     
  16. NbyNW

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    Nice, fresh squeezed!
     
  17. NbyNW

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    Hey Frank... hope the diet is holding strong!
    Drop carbs and move... exercise!
    Ray
     
  18. FCMD

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    Ray. Thanks. Yes it is. Diet in the true meaning of the word- what I (now) eat. 2 weeks off insulin and sugars are the same, eating habit the same. (I actually have to add my carbs to my meals to balance them out.) Has to be since I don't want to shoot up any more.

    I'm on the incline treadmill every day I am home, no exceptions. Gotta get new clothes.
     
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  20. tomc

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    Is the green stuff on the right hand side seaweed?
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  21. BubblesQuah

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    It is a little green looking, eh? Though the same. Mushroom.
     
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    Ok, I make KILLER lamb meatballs. I grind the lamb myself (has plenty of fat for flavor), fresh chopped rosemary, garlic, feta cheese, eggs, bread crumbs, and pink Himalayan salt.
     
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    Ahhhh, proper mimosa. Fresh squezed oj and very little of it by ratio!
     
  24. tomc

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    A little of the fresh squeezed goes a long way in a mimosa...T
     
  25. PureEuroM3

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    Rough couple of days I see!
     

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