I had a groupon that was expiring, so we went to Nijo Sushi to use it. Miso soup, avocado-tofu egg rolls, cold soba noodle salad with edamame, and an unagi-cucumber roll.
I used to make a soba salad at home pretty regularly, but I haven’t done it in a long time. I wonder why.
Cheeseburgers (see Monday, except with Beecher’s Flagship cheese). Delicious salad of homegrown cherry tomatoes, Leapfrog Farm cucumber, Laughing Crow red onion, and homegrown basil.
A Reuben sandwich. See yesterday’s lunch.
LUNCH: G.’s home-cured and -smoked pastrami (Kitsap beef)+ last August’s homemade sauerkraut (onions and cabbages grown by Laughing Crow Farm — almost out, time to make more) + homemade Russian dressing w/homemade mayonnaise (HG egg of course) + Tillamook Swiss cheese + Pane d’Amore rye bread = the most delicious Reuben ever.
DINNER: Kitsap-grown burgers [...]
G’s mom took us out to the pub. I had a braised Island-grown beef brisket sandwich, with horseradish cream, and fries.
Black cod, fresh from the Key City Fish Co. at the Poulsbo Farmers Market (caught in Neah Bay). With homemade cherry rhubarb sauce, adapted from a recipe online that I can’t find anymore, but that I’d better find before next rhubarb season …
On the gas grill, in the grill basket, which was well-oiled.
Grilled corms on [...]
I learned that friend Lizzie has had her baby and her name is Haley!
I learned that I can crank out a small batch of fruit jam (in this case, blackberry) with very little attention or assistance. It’s easy now! Apparently.
I learned about trying a different slow-roasted tomatoes recipe than I used before. The [...]
Kitsap-grown sirloin tip steak, with salt and pepper, on the charcoal grill. Finished with a little sliver of parsley butter, made from homegrown parsley and storebought butter.
Boiled tiny potatoes grown by Betsey, also finished with parsley butter.
Homegrown green beans that marinated briefly (like for 5 minutes) with hand-imported California olive oil that Phoebe [...]