What I had for dinner on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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 [...]

What I had for dinner on Friday, February 10, 2012

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 [...]

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A prime rib roast from our 2010 cow, which I found in the bottom of the freezer while spelunking for duck the other day, cooked according to this guy’s method. OH MY GOD so good. I owe this guy five bucks or something. So so so good. Please go make this. It was amazing.
I have [...]

What I had for dinner on Friday, January 13, 2012

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 [...]

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 Tuesday, December 27, 2011

French dip sandwiches! Made in the crock pot! Extremely loosely based on this recipe, but actually very different.

We used a top round steak (really mostly a roast), and instead of Lipton Onion Soup Mix (?!?!?!!) we ground up some dehydrated onion combined with homemade celery salt (dehydrated celery leaves crunched up and mixed 1:1 [...]

What I had for dinner on Monday, October 17, 2011


While I was at work, G. made some black beans (from Alvarez Farm) in the pressure cooker. He also chopped and sautéed some Leapfrog Farm leeks for me, and some frozen Leapfrog celery too. When I got home, I peeled and chopped a Bainbridge Island/Suyematsu Farm delicata, then tossed that in the pot with [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, October 15, 2011

A couple of weeks ago we made sauerkraut with 25 lbs of cabbage (minus one cabbage, which didn’t fit). Today I deemed it edible and jarred it up. I don’t process it, just put it into jars and put them in the fridge. The cold stops, or at least slows, the fermentation. We just finished [...]

What I had for dinner on Sunday, October 9, 2011


Laughing Crow onion, LC/homegrown garlic, homegrown carrot, sautéed. I roasted a beautiful head of Leapfrog Farm broccoli in the oven — including the leaves and stems, please do not throw those out, people! they are delicious — at 375º, checking on it every ~8 minutes until it looked toasty and smelled done. When the [...]

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Leapfrom Farm beautiful Italian heirloom zucchini.
Homegrown parsley and basil.
Homegrown tomatoes — Green Zebra, Japanese Black Trifele (black tomatoes are my favorite), and Stupice (and extra-early variety that is still green here, because this year sucks).
Homegrown eggplants.
Homegrown garlic (I think — or Laughing Crow).
Definitely Laughing Crow onion.
Homegrown peppers (poblano and paprika, because I don’t have [and [...]