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by Nola Palomar
December 12th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Okay People, Give Me Some Help In Using This Leftover Sauce.
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Okay People, Give Me Some Help In Using This Leftover Sauce.

Kenny H wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 9:30 am
Lots of good suggestions already would only add that if you drizzled that over a grilled razor clam it would be arousing.

Or... extend w a bechamel or add a bunch of citrus and use as a ceviche dressing.
Or with the bechamel, make croquetas Spanish style...
by Nola Palomar
November 25th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING - EXTENDED
Replies: 89
Views: 2880

Re: VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING - EXTENDED

Good evening Nola, Just wanted to se if there are any updates to the Oil/Vinegar. The Veleta EVOO is in route, due into the port of NYC on 11/30 and then I am hoping for quick off load and that it gets to my warehouse within a week. As soon as I have it here it will be shipped out to everyone waiti...
by Nola Palomar
November 18th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1166
Views: 52266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Hard to cook for one...the girl always has things going on.
by Nola Palomar
November 16th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1166
Views: 52266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Cod Provencale with Ratatouille & Rice.
Click to see spoiler:
Frozen boxed meal from TJ
by Nola Palomar
November 16th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

Thanks so much to all for your input! We will do what we can to see as much as possible. But I'm not sure we'll have time for a day trip, unless we skip Prado. Any more suggestions for Majorca? Can anyone recommend a winery tour, or should we just see them all? I will make a reservation at Es Pati....
by Nola Palomar
November 15th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

And eat at the Parador just outside of Toledo....
by Nola Palomar
November 15th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

In Madrid, check out the Reina Sophia Museum, Picasso's Guernica is there. https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en . +1 As well as the Royal Palace (get the personal tour) and armory museum! If you have an interest in day trips, El Escorial is very neat and Segovia (I recommend the Cathedral, the Castle ...
by Nola Palomar
November 11th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time of year to export wine from Europe to USA
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Time of year to export wine from Europe to USA

Hi Simon, welcome.
Looks like you’re really new at all this. I’ve been self importing from my winery in Spain for close to 20 years. I’m happy to be a resource for you, drop me a pm if you want.
by Nola Palomar
November 10th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1166
Views: 52266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Nola Palomar wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 3:12 pm
Day 5 of my cold...going into bronchitis it think...
OK, everyone FedEx SOUP to Nola!
OMG LOL

I'm good enough to cook. I had my soup, warm toasted naan, humus, EVOO (mine) and a bit of Brie and a hard cider.
by Nola Palomar
November 10th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Nola: I’m aware of the issue. I wanted to know if you were referring specifically to Costco. I know they are pretty careful with their sourcing, and was interested in whether you had specific information that Costco was passing Spanish oil off as Italian Hi David, no, I was not referring specifical...
by Nola Palomar
November 10th, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1166
Views: 52266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Chicken vegetable soup.
Day 5 of my cold...going into bronchitis it think...
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by Nola Palomar
November 10th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Just like olive oil imported from Italy-------but made in Lebanon, Spain, Greece, Israel, etc. No wonder that Italy somehow sells more olive oil than it grows. [stirthepothal.gif] pileon strawman Except it's well known that they get the majority of their "Italian EVOO" from Spain... Who is the “the...
by Nola Palomar
November 10th, 2018, 5:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Just a weird coincidence that Jamones were being sold at a ridiculous prices at the same time. I’ll bet Carrefour is wishing they had the QC that Costco has.
by Nola Palomar
November 9th, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Having been a vendor for Costco I can tell you they are meticulous with the quality of the products they sell in their warehouses.One thing you will seldom find on their shelves is product past the sell by date for instance. I am very glad for that. I do not think there is any connection to the pro...
by Nola Palomar
November 8th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Just like we have recalls on hamburger, steaks, poultry and lots of other animal or other food products Spain, also has their issues and recalls. Recently, the Ministry of Health gave a warning for Jamon Iberico being sold for a ridiculously low price thru Carrefour. These Jamones were a real bargai...
by Nola Palomar
November 7th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1166
Views: 52266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

VEGETABLE SOUP: Made with home-made kombu/bonito dashi broth, and snow peas, red/yellow/purple Swiss chard, dandelion, enoki & bunashimeji mushrooms, scallions, dried tofu, orange zest and walnut oil. Paired with 2016 Dauvissat-Camus Chablis 1er Cru La Forest Oh that looks perfect....Can you come h...
by Nola Palomar
November 7th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1166
Views: 52266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

VEGETABLE SOUP: Made with home-made kombu/bonito dashi broth, and snow peas, red/yellow/purple Swiss chard, dandelion, enoki & bunashimeji mushrooms, scallions, dried tofu, orange zest and walnut oil. Paired with 2016 Dauvissat-Camus Chablis 1er Cru La Forest Oh that looks perfect....Can you come h...
by Nola Palomar
November 5th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Just like olive oil imported from Italy-------but made in Lebanon, Spain, Greece, Israel, etc. No wonder that Italy somehow sells more olive oil than it grows. [stirthepothal.gif] pileon strawman Except it's well known that they get the majority of their "Italian EVOO" from Spain... The owner the s...
by Nola Palomar
November 5th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Why wineries fail at eCommerce.
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Why wineries fail at eCommerce.

I've hired someone to revamp my site to be more e-commerce friendly in Spain. Any new suggestions of examples to share?
by Nola Palomar
November 5th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Victor Hong wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 7:29 am
Craig G wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 7:06 am
Maybe Chinese hogs ......
If raised with low-cost feed, why not? [barf1.gif]
That is purely disgusting - dipping the hams in pesticides and spraying them. Floating dead hogs down the river to buyers.. Mixing old spoiled meat with fresh and selling to Mick D's etc..... gross
by Nola Palomar
November 5th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

I have found that Noel is 30% partner with another approved producer, Pernils Llemena and they are probably bringing their jamones in right now until there jamones are aged anyway. I asked my producer and he was reluctant to say much of anything other than who they are. He said likely small jamones ...
by Nola Palomar
November 4th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

They can sell foreign pigs as Serrano? I don’t know, but that’s a ridiculous price. I am going to ask the owner of the jamon curing plant that produces my jamones that I bring in to investigate it for me. I don’t see how any hog farm could produce that number of hogs at that price knowing all of th...
by Nola Palomar
November 4th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I hate big bottles - I cannot lie
Replies: 32
Views: 1811

Re: I hate big bottles - I cannot lie

If you've ever casually noticed average people (not wine geeks) buying you see they drift to the heavy bottle with odd shapes...equate to high quality (in their buying mind).
by Nola Palomar
November 4th, 2018, 5:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

I am going to look into this, but they were just approved to import. Import number 45 Noel Alimentaria S.A.U. on 10/11/2018 That is the date they can start their process of curing, so 18 months forward to the approval date. USDA does not go backwards. With the costs that are involved in the process...
by Nola Palomar
November 4th, 2018, 5:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

I am going to look into this, but they were just approved to import. Import number 45 Noel Alimentaria S.A.U. on 10/11/2018 That is the date they can start their process of curing, so 18 months forward to the approval date. USDA does not go backwards. With the costs that are involved in the process,...
by Nola Palomar
November 3rd, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1755

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Do you have a link or photo? I’ve looked on the Costco website and I don’t see it.
by Nola Palomar
October 29th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

Spain is my favorite place to visit, thinking of bringing the kids this year for the first time. Backpacked in college, went there on our honeymoon and 15th wedding anniversary. On our last trip we rented a car in Madrid and drove to San Sebastian, with a few days stop in Laguardia for wine tasting...
by Nola Palomar
October 29th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 66
Views: 1744

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

J a y H a c k wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 10:25 am
Isn't it just guacamole on toast instead of on Doritos?
Hmmmm that sounds good!!!!
by Nola Palomar
October 29th, 2018, 5:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 66
Views: 1744

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

Mike Wenzel wrote:
October 28th, 2018, 5:41 pm
....Watching people berate the woman making avocado toast from a cart in the airport lounge -- for not putting on enough avocado or spreading it correctly...
What is wrong with people??
by Nola Palomar
October 27th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 66
Views: 1744

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

I don’t know, my 3 year old grandson Pierce asks for Nolita to fix it just about to very time he is over, just call it yummy!!
by Nola Palomar
October 27th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

I'm going to piggyback on eric's thread to ask about mine: My itinerary 5 nights San Sebastien 5 nights Mallorca 3 or 4 nights Granada 4 or 5 night Seville The question relates to whether I should do 3 Granada/ 5 Seville or 4/4. Based on my trip 25 years ago, I preferred Seville, but because of Cit...
by Nola Palomar
October 23rd, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The best or memorable vacation spot was...
Replies: 43
Views: 1437

Re: The best or memorable vacation spot was...

I posted this in one of the Spanish threads. My favorite trip we took was Granada -> Toledo -> Madrid -> El Escorial -> Segovia -> Avila -> Zamora -> Santiago de Compostela -> Salamanca-> Cáceres -> Mérida -> Trujillo -> Sevilla -> Granada. The parador in Santiago is adjacent to the cathedral and is...
by Nola Palomar
October 23rd, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: RAINBOW CHARD
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: RAINBOW CHARD

Actually I was referring to a light dinner dish.
by Nola Palomar
October 23rd, 2018, 3:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: RAINBOW CHARD
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: RAINBOW CHARD

Martin have you ever tried Scrambled eggs and a bit of Jamon with the chard? Quite good.
by Nola Palomar
October 21st, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats
Replies: 36
Views: 1145

Re: Invasion of cruise ships and riverboats

Juan wanted to do a River Cruise...
by Nola Palomar
October 15th, 2018, 10:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 4439

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

As a BB member, I think the general gist is that most of us that have a Berserker Business are Members first and foremost. There is a respect to the board members to try NOT to push our products on them. I am sure as your posts have indicated Tom that you are a great guy, but IDK you have come out o...
by Nola Palomar
October 14th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 1389

Re: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th

Agree with above regarding driving. To and from my village, there are buses from both Granada and Almeria. We also have a couple of taxi drivers that make a daily route for a reasonable charge. As far as costal villages, I am most versed with Almeria and Aguadulce but there are soooo many! I would s...
by Nola Palomar
October 14th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--"50th weekend" in Atlanta--main party---lots of fine wine!
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--"50th weekend" in Atlanta--main party---lots of fine wine!

THE PARTY We had close to 100 people and everyone really outdid themselves. Even with a morning after to catch up, I didn’ t get to half of the fantastic stuff people brought and opened for this party. Randy did a huge amount of work to prep a delicious rabbit, duck and chicken paella. There were m...
by Nola Palomar
October 12th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at possible PR campaign for next BerserkerDay (the 10th one!)
Replies: 28
Views: 1017

Re: Looking at possible PR campaign for next BerserkerDay (the 10th one!)

Elizabeth Smith wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 7:47 pm
larry schaffer wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 10:19 am
Instead of this, why not push for an article in the wine press about the community itself? Surely there are folks in here who know folks who could write a story - and this could be a more organic way of going about it?

Cheers
Me! [dance-clap.gif]
I know her!!!! [winner.gif]
by Nola Palomar
October 12th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 1389

Re: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th

Craig, I am sorry to hear about your wife. One of the beautiful parts of Spain is that the cities and villages are very centralice. Now, some of the villages in the Alpujarra are built on the mountain side and you go up and down all day long. My village Ugijar is actually very flat as it is in a val...
by Nola Palomar
October 12th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1166
Views: 52266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Brandon R wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 7:06 am
Nice, Nola. Are those radishes?
No, they are red peppers, I think the coloring of the photo is a bit off.
by Nola Palomar
October 12th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at possible PR campaign for next BerserkerDay (the 10th one!)
Replies: 28
Views: 1017

Re: Looking at possible PR campaign for next BerserkerDay (the 10th one!)

Excellent recs! An effective marketing campaign looks at a multi-channel approach. Facebook ads, planted tweets, articles in print and online magazines that focus on all aspects of WB's. Branding your forum with specific hash tags (now, not starting in Dec or Jan) #BDX #BdX #BX, whatever you decide....
by Nola Palomar
October 11th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1166
Views: 52266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Arroz con Pollo.
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by Nola Palomar
October 11th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 1389

Re: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th

Mallorca is lovely and quite varied. certainly can fill a number of days there. Also Ibiza is nice, if you stay away from Ibiza town (unless you like the disco). We were engage at this joint - https://www.haciendanaxamena-ibiza.com/ I wouldn't skip the "big, goofy" Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. It'...
by Nola Palomar
October 11th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 1389

Re: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th

David Jefferson wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Nola's area of the world - Alpujarra is truly a special place and if you have a chance it is well worth a visit. Spain is a wonderful country and I can't wait to go back, and I could spend weeks in the Alpujarra.
-David
Indeed.
by Nola Palomar
October 8th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 254
Views: 11439

Re: I'm done*

I've got plenty of storage space. I'm happy to store whatever you don't have room for, that way you can continue to buy...

terms of storage: In lieu of rent, I am free to open and drink whatever I want
by Nola Palomar
October 8th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Trip to Spain.....Need help!
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: Trip to Spain.....Need help!

Are you locked into Barcelona for 9 days? Madrid in smack dab in the center and everything is 5-6 hour drive from Madrid. There are fast trains and slow trains to almost every city in Spain. Train routes.jpg Blue lines are Fast trains (AVE) Purple are the slow trains Renfre. I have some really good ...

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