The Thursday night menu plan now includes this basic lentil thing, where we then add whatever else happens to be available. The first time I made it, the extra new thing was Leeks. The Resident Expert said it was good, but also added, you might think about using bacon. She said that kind of quiet, […]Read more "is dinner ready"
I’m continuing my apprenticeship in the kitchen, and yesterday’s objective was the Roast Chicken. Now, it sounds simple; get a chicken, then roast it. I mean, the name is pretty much the recipe. My attempt yesterday involved a conflation of two sources; the Ruth Reichl directions provided in Garlic and Sapphires, and the Alice Waters approach […]Read more "the reichl-waters method"
Always a welcome sight; our little wine rack is fully stocked going into the weekend. Is it 5 o’clock yet?Read more "well supplied"
The cat has long been a fan of Anchor Brewing and its flagship Steam. But for some reason, we have overlooked their Liberty Ale. No longer; had one or two of these this week at a fine establishment just down the hill from the brewery.Read more "give me liberty"
Resident Expert just informed me that today is “Bacon Wednesday”.Read more "some good news for a change"
The Resident Expert alerted me to the fact that we were “out of wine” and that “we need to get some wine”. Good information, and I know it’s Friday and everything, but it’s also 7:20 AM. We can hold off on the wine for a little bit.Read more "be prepared"
I had an excellent apple with my lunch today. The Lunch Provisioner tells me that this is a “new kind” of apple, because they were out of the “regular kind”. Whatever kind it is, I found it to have marvelous properties; it was like a little bundle of Autumn. Crisp temperature, brisk wind, low-angled bright […]Read more "keeps the doctor away"
Some links that I followed led me to this informative chart showing how much water is used for various household activities and food production. I knew already about some of them, but the one about beef was a real surprise. It takes 1500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. They must be […]Read more "did not know that"
And the agenda includes: continued work on The Project; bracing the unstable recycling center, planting the Victory Garden, a 10-mile run somewhere great, visiting the shelter cats, and our first Sunday Night BBQ of 2009. Which will require firing up the Weber Q ahead of time. Last fired up sometime in October 2008. New York […]Read more "the weekend is upon us"