What I had for dinner on Thursday, May 31, 2012

Homegrown pork chops with rhubarb sauce based on this one, except I didn’t use orange juice or sugar; I used the juice from pickled rhubarb I made last spring, plus some verjus from Perennial Vintners. A stalk of fresh homegrown rhubarb and a couple of homegrown green onions, plus about half a half-pint of market-bought [...]

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

We had date night before dinner. G. is off booze for a while because of a seizure due to a drug interaction + fatigue/exertion + dehydration, so we went out for ice cream instead. I had a double scoop with one scoop of sabayon (marsala custard) and one of blackberry, which is kind of what [...]

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Homegrown pork spare ribs with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s barbecue sauce, aka Hugh Fearnley-Whittingsauce aka HFWBBQ. The above link is the same as in the book; here’s how it’s written on my recipe card:

2-3 large cloves garlic + 1 t salt — mush with fork until paste
put in bowl
1 T English mustard (?)
2 T [...]


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Lunch, originally uploaded by laurenipsum.

BI oysters with mignonette made from local Red Dog Farm shallots; Salumi salami and mole salami, homegrown goat cheddar, storebought manchego, and two Mt. Townsend cheeses; homemade crackers; homemade goat [...]

Green garlic kimchi

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Green garlic kimchi, originally uploaded by laurenipsum.

After this recipe for ramp greens kimchi, except with homegrown green garlic. The peppers (paprika and cayenne) were also last year’s homegrown. Ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil [...]

What I had for dinner on Thursday, May 24

Grilled Pacific (wild-caught) salmon.

Rice pilaf, made with our standard rice, the Koda Farms California-family-farm-grown heirloom varietal Kokuho Rose; minced shallot from Karyn at Red Dog Farm in Chimacum; organic peas from the freezer section at the grocery store (ours aren’t ready yet, but SOON, I hope!); asparagus from Eastern Washington that I got at [...]