What I had for dinner on Thursday, March 15, 2012

I brought home one of the pork steaks I got at the farmers’ market, frozen and well-wrapped in my carry-on luggage. We cooked it up and turned it into pozole with storebought non-organic hominy, Island-grown home-canned tomatoes, some dried Laughing Crow onion, and storebought non-organic canned chipotles in adobo. Served with Laughing Crow cabbage and [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, February 18, 2012

We rolled into Reno at about 8:13. I had been trolling Yelp looking for a likely place and we had settled on a Mexican restaurant just a couple blocks from our motel. We had a bit of trouble finding it but then we found it (in a strip mall; where else?) and we pulled in [...]

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Finally had carnitas! After failing to do so the last couple of days. I think the meat benefited from having sat in its cooking juice in the fridge for a few days, in the same way that a soup will often mellow and meld and be tastier the next day.

We used pork jowls rather [...]

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

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 [...]

What I had for dinner on Friday, December 30, 2011

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 [...]

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We took two chickens out of the freezer because the freezer was full and overwhelming and scary. G. roasted one midday Tuesday because we were considering spending the evening in Seattle, and having a pre-roasted chicken would make it easy to come home and make dinner. We didn’t end up meeting in Seattle, so G. [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, November 12, 2011

As we were in Yakima, it seemed wasteful not to seek out Mexican food again. The highest rated place on Yelp was Antojitos Mexicanos, so we headed out. It was very different from the previous night. Still a converted fast-food restaurant, but in this case it was converted into a more familiar, family-style, somewhat-Americanized restaurant. [...]

What I had for dinner on Friday, November 11, 2011

We are in Yakima! For the Tilth Producers Conference, a small/sustainable Washington agriculture conference that we have attended for the past several years. We only just decided to attend early this week, when we finally got someone lined up to care for the pigs, and someone else to see to the goats, and someone else [...]