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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]