Busy weekend! Happy 2013

An eventful weekend!!

Friday night we went with friends A. & R. and baby O. to free first Friday at the Bellevue Art Museum. Beforehand we went to the apparently famous Din Tai Fung for DUMPLINGS. Oh my goodness it was delicious. Highly recommended.

Then we moseyed down to the art museum, trying to keep our [...]

More on pâté

We’ve been cleaning out the freezers in preparation for new pork in a couple of weeks, and also so that we can take advantage of the not-yet-pork pigs to feed them the freezer-burned three-year-old celery, giant bags full of chicken stock cubes, ancient pita bread, etc.

I have been loving having some pâté around for quick [...]

What I learned on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Today I went to work for a half-day over chez our farming mentor. (English has no good word for “chez.” It means approximately “at ____’s place” and it is pretty handy.) I have reduced my hours to part-time for the summer, which is really pretty much awesome. It is giving me more time to keep [...]


We were recently given a copy of a wonderful book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and since I made the first batch of dough, the dough bucket has not been empty — as soon as I finish one batch I am instantly making another in without even washing it, scraping the remnants of [...]

Spatchcocked barbecued chicken

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Spatchcocked barbecued chicken, originally uploaded by laurenipsum.

I learned how to spatchcock (hee!) (also known as butterfly) a chicken!

And I got some honey barbecue sauce from my internet secret santa, which was super exciting and [...]


I got dropped off at the market today, fortuitously!
Co-workers were going downtown to see Iron Man (I was jealous but too busy to attend) and they pointed out at 5:45 that if they drove me to the ferry, they wouldn’t have to pay for the 15 minutes of parking they would owe if they instead [...]

Red clothes + green shoes = anguish.

Last night we had eventual-local-celebrity friends C. & T. over for dinner. They are vegetarian, and she is pregnant, so I appreciated the challenge of making something that did not include wine, sausage, bacon, bacon fat, or the frozen cubes of condensed beef/turkey/chicken stock that we make when we get bored and want to clean [...]

Farm chores are fun!

Today is the first day in a long time that I have been able to wake up, look around, and decide what I feel like doing. I have plenty of projects and chores and things that need to be done, of course, but I don’t have somewhere to be, and I don’t have a homework [...]

She could make a cheese sandwich, but someone might ask her to dinner

So I think I’m going to combine Knitblog and Kitchenisms and this one all into one blog; I think having too many makes me scattered and less likely to write in any of them.
Fortunately, it shouldn’t be too hard to import the old entries; I might combine it with a redesign (to something with working [...]