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Stuff I learned and ate this week

On Saturday we did the farm‘s first CSA delivery of pork and chicken to Seattle and Bainbridge Island. We spent the night on the island and had some happy hour snacks at Hitchcock, then we went back to the house and cooked up some frozen Beecher’s mac & smoked cheese.

On Saturday I was reminded [...]

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, November 20

Oops, I forgot I was doing this.

We have a ton of tasty vegetables coming in our delivery box! I’ve been accruing root veggies for a while and today I realized I had quite an impressive variety.

I loosely followed Pioneer Woman’s roasted root veg plan. I chopped up a leek and diced up carrot, turnip, rutabaga, [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, November 2, 2013

The first of likely many iterations of ground beef and sauerkraut soup!

We had a bad (mean, misbehaved) cow who went to freezer camp, resulting in at least 100 lbs of ground beef, and I also accidentally made like 3 gallons of sauerkraut (from Laughing Crow cabbage and onions) this year. So this winter will be [...]

What I had for dinner on November 1, 2013

A couple weeks ago we joined the CSA from Tahoma Farms, which is just down the street from our new house, and it’s already been great for our vegetable consumption, especially since I didn’t get a garden in at our new place for the winter.

We also have plenty of beef from a bad cow [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Turkey club sandwich! Heyday turkey breast from last fall, roasted with homegrown herbs; homegrown, home-cured and -smoked bacon; Butler Green tomatoes (!); homegrown lettuce; homemade mayo from fresh homegrown egg; Udi’s white sandwich bread (we are doing a gluten-free experiment at our house).

Also an artichoke! Which I grew! Served with more of the homemade [...]

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Yesterday I walked from bobspot down to the ferry terminal, which usually takes me by the Melrose Market. I like to stop in and see what is in the basket of random $2-ish cheese nubbins at Calf and Kid. Yesterday she had a few nubbins of Manchego, which I love, so I grabbed a couple [...]

What I had for dinner on Monday, September 12, 2011

We went out to the Pub, hoping to meet up with friends Rachel and Haley. We ordered our beers and our poutine hoping that they would come help us eat it, but neither of them showed — Rachel ended up having to work late, and it was Haley’s day off so she was out goofing [...]

What I had for dinner on Sunday, September 11, 2011

One sirloin steak, divided in half, on the charcoal grill. Followed on the grill by grilled homegrown green beans again (mix of homegrown and Laughing Crow garlic, and homegrown cayennes), and grilled (Suyematsu Farm [B.I.]) corn on the cob. Topped the steak with a tiny pat of homemade parsley (homegrown) butter (storebought) just before serving. [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, September 10, 2011

We went to Seattle for a bunch of stuff, culminating in a Bobby Bare Jr. show at the Sunset. Going out in the evening in Ballard means we want to go to La Carta de Oaxaca, which is SO DELICIOUS even though it’s always packed and noisy. The last couple times we’ve tried, it’s been [...]

What I had for dinner on Friday, September 9, 2011

Reuben sandwiches (again like lunch on the 5th), with grilled corn on the cob from someone at the Suyetmatsu Farm patchwork of businesses. OH MY GOD this corn was so good.

Anyway that was mostly the last of the Reubens for now. The rest of the pastrami will be sliced and frozen for future Reubens. [...]