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 [...]
Leftover black bean, ham, and parsnip soup.
Random stuff in the fridge included a bunch of home-cured, home-smoked sliced ham from an island-grown pig (though not ours). G. suggested it might go in a bean soup. I noted that we had no carrots, but a whole bunch of storebought parsnips, then went upstairs to get some stuff done.
A couple hours later, [...]
The duck recipe from the other day had called for a 4-ish-lb duck, but I had a nearly-8-lb duck, so I hemmed and hawed about whether to cut it in half and save the other half for something else, or to cook the whole thing and then have cooked duck to go in other recipes. [...]
Apparently I post once a week now.
On Monday we had intended to have carnitas according to Matthew Amster-Burton’s Spilled Milk recipe. But G. had a lot of chores and he didn’t get it on in time. His backup plan was beans with the same seasonings, and when I got home I got inspired to [...]
Sunday’s chili in storebought housemade flour tortillas. I used homemade goat milk queso fresco on mine.
No real plan for dinner tonight, so when we got home at about 5:30, bringing G. home from his doctor appointment/procedure thing in the city, I looked at what we had, and set about preparing enchiladas. Since we noted last time that we would like to put more stuff in them, and since we had [...]
We had some fresh chorizo from Cheryl the Pig Lady, who delivered my new goat milking stanchion modified from her own design. G. put it (chorizo, not stanchion) in with some Alvarez Farm black beans, Laughing Crow sweet potatoes, LC onions and hg/LC garlic as usual, a Persephone Farm bay leaf, and a bit of [...]
We went to Seattle to see Visqueen‘s last show. It was a wonderful awesome energetic sappy Visqueeny show. I had a great time.
Before the show, G. and I had dinner across the street at The District. I had their house-made veggie burger, which was made of soy and black beans. It also had “miso [...]
I keep writing “October” in the title of these. Not sure why I am so stuck on October. Maybe I am just resisting November.
G. made delicious chili with Alvarez Farms pinto beans, Kitsap-grown delicious ground beef, Laughing Crow onions and LC/homegrown garlic, storebought organic chili powder, and a cube or two of homemade [...]