What did I do last weekend? I cooked, ate, and ate some more. I kicked off Saturday morning with a nice breakfast of Belgian waffles and bacon. My goal was to do my take on the delicious Mandaberry waffle from Cafe Bluebird in Fort Collins. Their Mandaberry waffle is a malted waffle with fresh strawberries, blueberries, Mandarin oranges and lemon cream cheese. I made Belgian waffles topped with mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries). Since Kevin’s not a big fan of Mandarin oranges, I left those out. And for the pièce de résistance, I made a lemon cream cheese topping: 8 ounces of non-fat cream cheese (softened), 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, zest of one lemon, and 1/3 cup sugar. Delish!



For our next tasty adventure, we dined at Oysterella’s Saturday night. We enjoyed the Seared Spicy Tuna appetizer: rare seared tuna tossed in a spicy sesame mayonnaise, served with soy glaze and seasoned fried wonton chips. This is the best appetizer I’ve had in a long time. Amazing taste and texture!  I will definitely go back for this and may even try to re-create it at home…with my own twist of course!


Seared Spicy Tuna appetizer

Kevin ordered the blackened grouper for his entree while I chose the seared tuna entree: fresh 1/2 pound tuna filet seared rare served with lemon ginger slaw, orange soy glaze, wasabi whipped cream, pickled ginger and house rice. Both dishes were yummy. If you haven’t been to Oysterella’s yet, you should make a point to try them. The manager Saturday night was Todd and he made sure we were well taken care of. We had a very pleasant dining experience. Excellent service and fantastic food…what more can you ask for?