What I had for dinner on Saturday, November 3, 2012

For the past few lunches, and today’s dinner, I have had a delightful meal of homemade homegrown chicken-liver pâté on a Macrina baguette, eaten with some homemade pickled garlic scapes and an apple from the tree outside friend Anne’s new house.

I usually eyeball the measurements and season it to taste, but here is the recipe [...]

What I had for dinner on Monday, January 16, 2012

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. [...]

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

We had intended to have carnitas (it’s a theme) but then friend Shannon found that there were no tickets for West Side Story on Thursday, which we had been planning, so if we wanted to go we had better go today (Tuesday). So we did; G. met us in town at Le Pichet for dinner, [...]

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

I spent all day in the city for a Washington Young Farmers organizers planning meeting, potluck, and then general meeting. Both meetings were great and I left feeling really energetic and good about the next year. Which was good, because G. and I had also arranged to meet downtown afterwards to plan the agenda for [...]

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

G. and I met up at trivia, which we sometimes attend with a bunch of his friends at the Madison. After that we went with friend K. to the nearby Café Presse which is related to Le Pichet, one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Café Presse (and Le Pichet) are totally cozy, even [...]

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Leapfrom Farm beautiful Italian heirloom zucchini.
Homegrown parsley and basil.
Homegrown tomatoes — Green Zebra, Japanese Black Trifele (black tomatoes are my favorite), and Stupice (and extra-early variety that is still green here, because this year sucks).
Homegrown eggplants.
Homegrown garlic (I think — or Laughing Crow).
Definitely Laughing Crow onion.
Homegrown peppers (poblano and paprika, because I don’t have [and [...]