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What I had for dinner on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Friends Anne and Ryan are in town for like a month. We have all been looking forward to going to Hitchcock together for a while, and they were able to get a babysitter for tonight, so we got reservations.

We got the chef’s tasting menu — we set a price limit of $40 and then [...]

What I had for dinner on Monday, July 9, 2012

G. is sick. He made himself some rice to eat to feel better.

I came home and puttered around in the kitchen a bit and looked at stuff, then heated up some oil and tossed in some chopped Laughing Crow cabbage, Farmhouse Organics carrot, homegrown sugar snap peas, and homemade homegrown green garlic kimchi. When [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, June 30

We have had dinner out the past two nights, plus lunch out today too, so there has been lots of meat and fat and salt etc. Delicious, but it gets tiring quickly.

Tonight I made a quick Bittman polenta with some homegrown tarragon, chives, and thyme, and added some of last year’s frozen sweet corn. [...]

What I had for dinner on Sunday, June 10

Fried homegrown chicken breasts, wings, and drumsticks. Marinated overnight in faux buttermilk made from homegrown goat milk + lemon juice, salt, pepper, a bit of cayenne, paprika, and homegrown garlic, then fried today after tossing in seasoned (S&P, paprika) flour.

Plus delicious biscuits (more faux goat buttermilk, plus regular biscuit things like flour, baking soda, [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, June 9, 2012

Homegrown chicken thighs with HFWBBQ sauce, with grilled green beans with lemon juice, olive oil and homegrown garlic and red (cayenne) pepper flakes. With a bit of Macrina baguette to mop up extra barbecue sauce.

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:

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

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 [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, March 17, 2012

My notes just say “Saint Patrick’s Day.” I have no idea what this means. We didn’t make corned beef and cabbage.