Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon And Colossal Gulf Shrimp

Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon And Colossal Gulf Shrimp


Looking at food on the internet can invite someone to be spontaneous. I wanted something different. This jalapeno popper dip with bacon appeared to be exciting. I have had a couple of jalapeno poppers in my lifetime. I remembered how much I enjoyed eating molten cream cheese. The bread crumbs add a great texture to this dip.

Seafood with a lot of flavor is special. These gulf (gulf of Mexico) shrimp had enough flavor to be satisfying. Seafood with too much flavor can be scary. I remember believing that shrimp from a Chinese market were insects. I sautéed these shrimp in bacon grease, butter, and lemon juice. I seasoned the shrimp with ancho chili powder.

This was a nice fiesta. Someday I will try the dip using mayo rather than sour cream. I also thought about roasting the jalapenos. The person who introduced me to this recipe may be from Las Vegas, Nevada. I lived in Las Vegas in 1984. I remember traveling on the Strip. The summer Olympics were in Los Angeles. There was an elevated train that may have traveled to Circus Circus. Leberochi was still living.

I have visited a casino everyday for a couple of weeks. I have visited Las Vegas more recently. I believe that I visited a museum for Elvis.  I have been to Graceland. The museum may have closed.  Even more recently, I visited the strip on a trip to San Diego. I enjoy the heat of a desert. I also have traveled through Northern Nevada. I am thinking about gold, woman, and an airshow in Reno.

Someday, I know that I will be a professional and a member of the casino industry. Golfing will be my foremost pastime (8. President Donald Trump knew that President Obama played 333 games of golf. Golf is becoming more popular everyday. I dream about my vacation at Mar-a-Lago, a Trump Club. The Trump name already rivals Hilton and Marriott where I live (Hilton hotel, Marriott hotel, Trump hotel).

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Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon

Grapefruit Julius Made With Buttermilk, Sparkling Blackberry Soda, Strawberries And Crème Fraîche

Grapefruit Julius Made With Buttermilk, Sparkling Blackberry Soda, Strawberries And Crème Fraîche


All these things make everything exciting where I live!

Grapefruit Julius Made With Buttermilk

This is based on my Orange Julius recipe, but I substituted 4 oranges with 2 medium sized grapefruits, and I substituted milk with buttermilk.

Note: 1) I forgot to add vanilla extract (and I was very satisfied); I used the Orange Julius recipe but I did not use the vanilla, 2) syrup made with sugar and water can be stored in the freezer as a gel, 3) later I used vanilla extract and the flavor was confusing, maybe almond extract is a better choice

Sparkling Blackberry Soda

Sparkling Blackberry Mint Soda

Strawberries And Crème Fraîche

Mix Strawberry Jam Made With Gelatin with Crème Fraîche 1.

Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart


After I read that quiche is an essential part of French cookery, I started to plan a new menu. I found a quiche and tart pan online. There were three available at the downtown store. After a short ride on the bus, I was ready to shop. The recipe for this strawberry tart was on the package. Every part of this recipe is exciting. The crust is sweet. The cream cheese is sweet. The pureed jam is sweet. The strawberries were berry delicious and tart. The recipe uses hot jelly to put a glaze over the strawberries. I pureed jam. This is a fine and delicate tart.

Note: 1) jelly is usually very sweet; jelly may make the tart more instantly gratifying

Jelly is made without the flesh of the fruit. The juices from the fruit are separated from the flesh using a jelly bag. I was thinking that if I made jelly quickly, I would use a strainer and cheesecloth. First I would use a strainer to separate the juice from the flesh, and then I would use the strainer with several layers of cheesecloth to remove fine particles from the juice. I would have to make an experiment to determine which method yields the greatest amount of juice. During the time of Brillat-Savarin or maybe Escoffier, people pureed things with a mortar or pestle, or a sieve. I was reading in a foot note by M. F. K. Fisher that making a fine puree of mushrooms with a sieve is inconvenient. Rubbing several pounds of mushrooms though a sieve may not be exciting.

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Strawberry Tart




Brillat-Savarin calls the bark of the cinchona tree [1] (quinquina) “Jesuit’s bark” [2][3]. He explains that learning the process of making alcohol permitted people to separate chemicals from substances to create quinine, and morphine. He suggests that the discovery of brandy is more destructive than the discovery of gunpowder. Some people call the bark of the cinchona tree “Peruvian Bark” [4].

Quinquina is the bark from the Cinchona tree. The bark was once used to make quinine to treat malaria. Malaria is a disease given to people by mosquitoes with several undesirable symptoms. Tonic water contains quinine. Tonic water is sweet and the flavor of quinine is bitter.

Definition From A Medical Dictionary

quinquina (kwinˑ·kwiˈ·n),

n bark from the root or stem of the
Cinchona tree; formerly was used to treat malaria. Also called
Jesuit’s cinchona, and
Peruvian bark.


The Physiology Of Taste, by Brillat-Savarin, parts 11 and 14

Overcome by this evidence I bestow on the good fathers a double portion of gratitude, for they imported the Quinquina yet known as “Jesuit’s bark.”


Alcohol is the monarch of liquids, and takes possession of the extreme tastes of the palate. Its various preparations offer us countless new flavors, and to certain medicinal remedies, it gives an energy they could not well do without. It has even become a formidable weapon: the natives of the new world having been more utterly destroyed by brandy than by gunpowder.

The method by which alcohol was discovered, has led to yet more important results, as it consisted in the separation and exhibition of the constituent parts of a body, it became a guide to those engaged in analogous pursuits, and made us acquainted with new substances, such as quinine, morphine, strychnine and other similar ones.


1. Fig. 1. Splarka from en:wp, Tonic water uv. Digital Image. Wikimedia Commons. From: Wikimedia Commons, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tonic_water_uv.jpg (accessed February 26, 2016).