Yearly Archives: 2011

Salad with Radishes and Miso Vinaigrette

Simple as can be. Get some lettuce, top it with some thinnnnly sliced radishes, add dressing. I served this alongside Soba Noodles in Dashi. : Miso Vinaigrette 2T Seasoned rice vinegar 1T Miso 1t Soy sauce Walnut oil Fresh ground … Continue reading

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CSA This Week – Full of LOVE

This week’s box from my CSA is full of so many of my favorite things. Romaine lettuce, Kale, Green Onions, Fennel, Strawberries, Potatoes, Cucumbers. They have an “exchange” box at the pick-up site and I swapped my carrots out for … Continue reading

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Outstanding in the Field – Everett Family Farm

I thought the last dinner was good. This one was better. Not that there was anything missing from the first one, I just felt that this one stepped it up. We went with 4 friends and they hired a driver … Continue reading

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Charlie Trotter’s – Chicago

Charlie Trotter’s 816 West Armitage Chicago, Illinois 60614 773 248-6228 You had me at the bread. Lost me for a bit with the chicken foot but got me right back with the morels. That’s the meal in twitter format, now … Continue reading

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Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon

Shred 2 lbs of potatoes, I used the shredder in my food processor, and one sweet onion. I just picked up some walla walla onions that went well. I also used a combination of white, purple and red potatoes to … Continue reading

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More Carrot Love

Yesterday we pulled up this crazy carrot pairing. Today we found two more. What is going on in my garden? I had no idea!!

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Carrots!! Oh My!!

I had no idea what carrots got up to when they thought no one was looking!

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Time for a Garden Update!

The spring hasn’t been much of a spring. Cold, wet, wintery days with a few days of sun scattered in there. We’ve been less than thrilled with it but most of my plants have been obviously happy with the rain. … Continue reading

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Palate vs. Ancestry

My geneology may trace back to Scotland and Poland but my tastebuds were imported from Japan. Well, most of them at least. The parts that like salt, raw fish, umami. Then I realize, there’s a part of my tongue from … Continue reading

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Outstanding in the Field – Fogline Farm

I was very excited for my first Outstanding in the Field dinner. I tried to get tickets last year and it sold out too quickly, I missed out. This year I booked 3 events to make up for it! I … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad with Lentils and Green Garlic Dressing

This is basically the springtime version of my fall mushroom salad. Subtract chanterelles, add green garlic. Voila! Easy: Spinach…wash it, put it on a plate Lentils…cook them with a clove of garlic and some thyme. Choose your preferred liquid to … Continue reading

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Adventures of a New Stove

We’ve been talking about a kitchen remodel since we bought this house 7 years ago. It hasn’t happened for various reasons. In recent months, my old, cheapy-cheap stove we installed when we moved in started going dramatically downhill. It took, … Continue reading

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Easter at La Posta

My son ordered the most beautiful salad at La Posta on Easter. Farro, pea shoots, pea blossoms and squid. It tasted wonderful but the addition of the pea leaves, shoots and flowers made it so incredibly pretty. The whole meal … Continue reading

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Brunch? How about a Pomosa?

Turns out we didn’t invent this drink but it sure was amazing! I definitely prefer this to the standard mimosa. Oh, and we had waffles too :)

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Sometimes a Salad is Just What You Need

I love the CSA season. I can eat ridiculously healthy with very little effort or thought. When all that is in the fridge is vegetables, lunch or a quick snack is so seasonably delicious whether you try or not! The … Continue reading

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