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 had a difficult-yet-good couples therapy appointment from 4:30-5:30. I suggested we walk around the block afterwards and then after that I thought maybe we should go on a small date. We ended up at the counter of Hitchcock again, where we each had a Hitchcock Martini (this month it’s gin, cardamom bitters, and some [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
We are sort of considering doing a Blog Project. You know like Julie Julia or Global Table Adventure, who is cooking a meal each week from a different country, in alphabetical order. I am kind of obsessed with that blog right now, actually, and so for dinner we had Jordanian-inspired spiced grilled chicken.
To make [...]