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Gleeson Burger


Luigi’s Seasoning

For my dish from Gleeson Library I chose to dive into the BURGER section which had fewer books than expected. There was about three or four options, all which weren’t too great, so I made my decision by smelling the books paper and whalahhhhh!!!! Here’s the winner:

After that I chose to go with the Cheddar Burger! And so did the roomies who I was going to be cooking for during the NBA Finals haha. Like wild dogs they surrounded me and were telling me what garnishes to use and what’s best for a simple, but still flavorful burger. So after some hard thinking I decided to go with my gut feeling and went with the books ingredients then added some Caligrown to it.
No, I did not throw the Lakers Key in for flavor, but I did leave it on the table to show all the Laker haters we still got our team’s back even though Oklahoma City did us dirty. Anyways, I added some Luigi’s seasoning also 


East LA Special


My family recipe goes back to the early 90’s when we use to live in “East LOS.” Sorry lil bro, you didn’t make the cut yet! Every Friday we usually had a party… Continue reading

Cherry Vanilla Bean Milkshake (Farmers Market #2)


For my second Farmers Market project I was craving something sweet, something that wouldn’t take a lot of time, and something that all six of my roomies could enjoy. The solution: Milkshakes. Not… Continue reading

I Remember My First Farmers Market…


Where It Comes From!

Last Wednesday I walked out my front door at 306 Anza and strolled 3 blocks down to the farmers market on divisadero, right across from Kaiser Permanente. It was already noon so the stands were limited and my three best options were carrots,beets, and potatoes. Carrots had been done before I believe back in sixth grade so I put the taters and beets up on the scale.Image

While weighing my food Jose told me that I should no matter what!, add olive oil and lemon to the beets and potatoes. He even suggested peppers and dill weed with lemon on top if I’m feeling loco haha. I took his advice but I had talk to my mother as well. So this is what I get in return when I call and leave a voicemail for my mother asking for a recipe:Image
Thanks mom. She called after assuring me not to cook the potatoes longer than 30 min @ 375 degrees F or until golden. She also texted me 5 times reminding me to set a timer and use foil. Duh. Next was the fun part, I got a bowl and added some olive oil to it and dipped my chopped potatoes in it and added salt, pepper, dill weed, and a touch of lemon as well. I did the same with the beets for a treat for my tastebuds.Image

After the washing of the veggies and applying ingredients through the bowl system I placed the potatoes in for 30 min and the beets for 1hr.
The potatoes were so amazing!!!!!! All my roommates ran upstairs after I took them out and started grabbing forks and poaching my precious meal. One of my roommates JD  used a 30 second squeeze of heinz on his 5 potatoes he manages to snake from my dish. I tried it myself, it was the business. The beets on the other hand weren’t as successful and I think it was because I should have left them in longer, they were just a lil too hard for my liking and not very “esculent.” Overall, I enjoyed the assignment and finding a new spot to grab good food for half the price and support a family run farm in Watsonville, Ca.

Caligrown in the house!


Kevin James Orozco is the eldest of three who grew up in Pasadena. He is the son of a loving Mexican father and valley girl mom who always comes through. Throughout his life… Continue reading