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What I had for dinner on Wednesday, November 20

Oops, I forgot I was doing this.

We have a ton of tasty vegetables coming in our delivery box! I’ve been accruing root veggies for a while and today I realized I had quite an impressive variety.

I loosely followed Pioneer Woman’s roasted root veg plan. I chopped up a leek and diced up carrot, turnip, rutabaga, [...]

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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 [...]

What I had for dinner on Thursday, May 31, 2012

Homegrown pork chops with rhubarb sauce based on this one, except I didn’t use orange juice or sugar; I used the juice from pickled rhubarb I made last spring, plus some verjus from Perennial Vintners. A stalk of fresh homegrown rhubarb and a couple of homegrown green onions, plus about half a half-pint of market-bought [...]

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 Monday, March 12, 2012

I went out to dinner with new friend Donna! We went to Stubbs. I had pork with sides of stewed collards and fried okra. It was delicious!

What I had for dinner on Sunday, March 11, 2012

On Saturday I went to the farmers’ market, where I got a couple of shoulder steaks of “wild pig” (whatever that means, exactly; the market booth staff couldn’t really tell me). I also got some green garlic and some parsley from a different booth, some cremini mushrooms from a mushroom farm, and a few lovely [...]

What I had for dinner on Monday, February 27, 2012

A homegrown pork steak! Pan-seared and then -roasted, and topped with homemade red pepper jelly made from Betsey’s (Laughing Crow’s) red peppers. Also served with oven fries made with LC potatoes and LC/hg garlic, and salad (source unknown?? I did not write it down in my notes) with Pike Place Market radishes and homegrown green [...]

What I had for dinner on Friday, February 17, 2012

On our way to Reno, ambitiously trying to make Eugene after work, we made it as far as Portland on Friday night.

I took the train down to Tacoma to meet G. and puppies in truck there. We hit the road but got stuck in traffic between Tacoma and Oly as usual. We had plans [...]

What I had for dinner on Monday, January 23, 2012

This was the pigs’ last day.

First they were little.

(taken on their first day with us, in mid-August)

Then they got a bit bigger. Here they are in mid-October, drinking water out of the bucket they fit into in August.

This was on Sunday. That bucket they’re snuffling in is the same one in the [...]

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 [...]