Friday, May 29, 2009

Farmer's Market Bonanza

Roasted new potatoes, yellow (wax?) beans, crookneck squash, and salad.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Feta and Spinach Chicken Sausage

with fried potatoes and salad. My salt tolerance seems really to have changed; I love it, but the sausages were like little salt-bombs in my mouth.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chicken Thighs

with roasted brussels sprouts and oat groats with parmesan and olive oil.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Clapotis Two

This is the second iteration of this pattern I've made, and the only time I've ever made a pattern twice. I ran out of yarn before it was done, but, since it's a scarf, it didn't matter too much. I love the colors (which, as always, are much more vivid in real life), and only regret that it's not going to be cold enough to wear it here for a long time.

Friday, May 22, 2009


A very nice vegetable soup, with kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and whole wheat egg noodles. Also another meal of buffalo meatballs, escarole, and oats with pesto.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Brah Brah Sweater

Voila, the latest, made up as I went along, of a bamboo/silk blend. The title of the post allows me to introduce an issue I have so far kept off the blog: my devotion to (obsession with) the HBO show "Flight of the Conchords." Have you not seen it? You must; you'll laugh like a lunatic. Are you a straight woman? Then be warned that it is extremely likely you'll fall painfully in love. "Brah Brah" is a reference to an episode in the second series; a sweater is involved, but no one but a knitter would notice.


with pesto and tomatoes, with salad. *Two* ice cream sandwiches for dessert; I went hog wild.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lamb Chops

with quinoa, corn on the cobb, and salad.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Pork Chops

with shredded and sauteed brussels sprouts, and quinoa. All tasty. None measuring up the meals I had on a recent visit to Philadelphia, the delights of which included: lamb spareribs, brussels sprouts with truffles and almonds, rapini with hot pepper, dim sum, a lychee mojito, avocado gelato, and more.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Out of Season Sweater

Here a winter sweater, finished just in time for summer. I'll get to use it next week though, in the chill of the library archive where I'll be for a few days.

Monday, May 4, 2009


A loyal reader (thanks Naunihal!) informs me that teff is the grain used to make Injera. Google informs me that injera is that delicious fermented pancake-like bread one gets at Ethiopian restaurants. Google also says that it is the smallest known grain, and fairly bursting with good-for-you things. I may be trying my hand at some injera-making; stay tuned.

Skirt Steak

with brown rice and roasted cauliflower.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Made of ground buffalo, seasoned with ketchup and an egg. I sauteed them with turnips, carorts, and spring onions, and we ate them with pasta and pesto.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hello Kitty Waffles

Daycare is closed today (!), so I am home with The Three. Eldest Child wanted waffles in her new Hello Kitty waffle maker, so that's what we did. Today's improvised recipe:

1 1/2C whole wheat flour (King Arthur's new "white whole wheat")
1/4 C teff flour (don't know what teff is; but if my local organic grocer sells it, I buy it)
1T sugar
1/2 t salt
2t baking powder
2 eggs
6T (more or less) coconut oil
1 3/4C milk

I have to say, Hello Kitty makes a nicely portioned, tasty waffle.

New Scarf

Voila, my latest, knit in a bamboo/silk blend suited to the heat of a southern summer. As ever, the colors (of both, thank goodness, my skin and the scarf) are not true, and are more vivid in real life.