Local niçoise but without the salad!
A couple weeks ago my sister and I went to visit Anna et al., and Anna, as she generally does, prepared a lovely, simple, fresh, delicious meal — this time it was a niçoise-based salad, with arugula, boiled new potatoes, blanched green beans, hard-boiled eggs, the little black niçoise [...]
I thought of something new that we have never had for dinner before! It was BAKED POTATOES WITH STUFF. I had to call Betsey (the Laughing Crow farmer) to verify which variety of potato would be best baked, and she said Snowflake. It turned out to be extremely delicious baked and then served with homemade [...]
Breakfast for dinner! I had thawed some of G’s home-cured and -smoked pastrami a few days ago, so we cubed it. I diced and parboiled some Laughing Crow potatoes, and we put them and the cubed pastrami and some frozen sweated LC onions and one tiny parsnip from Pike Place Market. Pastrami hash! It’s like [...]
We were tired and cranky from the trip and from the long day of travel the day before. We had a storebought imported chorizo (the hard Spanish kind, not the soft Central/South American kind) so we made patatas a la riojana with Laughing Crow potatoes and no onion.
Steak au poivre again, mostly following Julia’s instructions like before, except we used red wine instead of cognac.
Probably also kale and potatoes.
A delicious rib steak au poivre, according to Julia. I let it sit at room temp for a few hours coated with white and black peppercorns roughly crushed in a mortar and pestle. We did not follow her directions for cooking it, as G. prefers Alton’s method, with a very hot (like 800°) cast iron [...]
Patatas a la riojana — homemade this time, as opposed to the other day. Made with Laughing Crow potatoes and grocery store chorizo instead of the one we usually get at DeLaurenti. The DeLaurenti version is better but this was plenty delicious.
I think we had T-bone steak, prepared like this roast. I think we also had oven fries with squash sticks as well as potato sticks, and I think we also had kale.
I have been eyeing this duck with root veggies and sauerkraut recipe for a while, and I managed to take a duck out of the freezer earlier this week, so I assembled this while G. was at welding college and I worked at home.
Homegrown duck, carrots and beet; Red Dog Farm shallot; Laughing Crow [...]
I got some Swedish potato sausage at Uli’s yesterday when I was at the Market — not homemade, but I’m storing that recipe here for future reference. We ate it tonight with more boiled Laughing Crow potatoes with rosemary butter (homegrown rosemary, storebought organic butter), and sautéed homegrown kale with homegrown cayenne flakes and LC/hg [...]