Sunday, July 27, 2008

Gone to Disneyland!

And also Los Angeles. Back in two weeks with fresh enthusiasm.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


grilled, with brown rice and roasted cauliflower and shiitakes.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sockeye Salmon

grilled, with quinoa and a melange of summer vegetables: zucchini, eggplant, onion, pepper, tomatoes. Should have taken a picture.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Potato Frittata

with roasted brussels sprouts. By the way, for those keeping score at home, I am within shouting distance of my old self, weight-wise. However, it's a loud shout, so I have re-joined Weight Watchers. One day in, here's what I am remembering from the last time I did it: you have to eat less. Gack!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Field Peas

or, fresh black-eyed peas. I simmered these in vegetable stock with bacon and onions, and we had them with roasted cauliflower. Delicious as they were, I expect them to be even better this afternoon when I have them with brown rice for lunch.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


of bacon, shiitakes, and brown rice, with corn on the cob.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Roast Chicken

with brown rice and heirloom tomatoes (red ones, and green striped ones).

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Leftover Sausage

with salad of arugula, cantaloupe, and parmesan; herb butter toast (with garlic, chives, tarragon, lemon thyme, and parmesan). The bread for the toast is wild yeast sourdough from a bakery about an hour away and would be worth it at twice the gas prices.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Farmer's Market Flowers

Aren't they beautiful? I'm especially fond of the deep maroon sunflowers.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Merry Independence Day!

Check out my spouse's handiwork: ribs that are not ashamed to stand tall among the legendary ribs that surround us in this town. I ate like a woman possessed, which I was. Not pictured are the sublime onion rings he also made; I don't even like onion rings, but scarfed these down with joy.

Red Quinoa

with skirt steak and salad of yellow tomato and cucumber. The red quinoa tasted just like the regular kind, but was much chewier in texture; I don't know if that means it has different water requirements or cooking time, but it was delicious al dente in any case.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sleeveless Tuxedo Shirt

Boy, has this project ever been hanging around for a while. I finally got it done, and if I may say, I'm pleased. It's made of linen which gives one's hands a real workout in the knitting, but creates a lovely and machine-washable fabric that's hard to beat.


grilled; also whole wheat angel hair with pesto and orange cherry tomatoes.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


with oyster mushrooms and gruyere; roasted potatoes.