The Goodland in Goleta: Great for a Working Lunch



If you need to get away from the office for a quiet spell of creative genius may I recommend The Goodland in Goleta ?  It’s wonderful.  I sit at the poolside bar, which is very quiet during weekday afternoons, and work on small projects.  I also work on the occasional blended drink, but that’s just one of the things that makes this location so ideal.  The Goodland has great service, great wifi and enough background noise to keep you engaged but not distracted.  It’s easy, breezy and there’s access to great food and drink.  They also have plugs under the bar for your computers.  Love working here.  A delight.

Balsamic Roasted Eggplant Sandwiches with Arugula – Delish


by @food52

The basic recipe for the balsamic-roasted eggplant in this sandwich is just something you need to know about.  Roasted eggplant can become a side, a salad, a base for a main, a sandwich ingredient, a picnic staple.  It’s the easy friend you can take just about anywhere.  Love this recipe!  You should too.  I used this basic recipe as the base for my balsamic-harissa turkey dish a few posts down…

Smitten Kitchen’s Easy Chicken Masala = Great Dinner


from @smittenkitchen 

Smitten Kitchen is a website you have to love.  Inspiring, well-written and everything is doable. This sheet pan chicken is awesome because it is no fuss, no muss.  And you can switch the spices around and change out the vegetables then use the same concept to create something with different flavors.  Throwing a little mint & parsley into Greek yogurt and serving it on the side is a wonderful addition too.  Love this dinner.  Sheet Pan Chicken Tikka recipe Here.