We have had three lovely evenings (and a lunch) of eating out with G’s dad and stepmom, who are visiting us and the PNW. For dinner, we had a chef’s tasting at Hitchcock on Friday, which was amazing as usual; a very pleasant sushi dinner at Shima Sushi on Saturday; and then back at Hitchcock [...]
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. [...]
I worked from home and got cranky and sad, so when G. got home from welding college, we went out looking for a place to go to get me out of the house and hang out for a while with a book and/or knitting so I could recalibrate. The Pub was too crowded so we [...]
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 garlic (I think — or Laughing Crow).
Definitely Laughing Crow onion.
Homegrown peppers (poblano and paprika, because I don’t have [and [...]
A couple days ago I successfully made goat cheese (chèvre) finally. (I have had several batches of failcheese.) We keep the whey when we drain the cheese, and a fellow farmer out here mentioned that she uses the whey as a soup base for like a potato leek soup. But I have also heard that [...]
I roasted a homegrown chicken. Thanks, chicken! With salt and pepper, stuffed with homegrown parsley, and basted with butter and parsley butter (hg parsley, storebought butter). Served with … guess! … wait for it … grilled green beans with garlic etc., and corn on the cob, also on the grill.
As it is my birthday, [...]