Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009


of buffalo, with eggs, brown rice, and pesto. With sauteed okra.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Red Snapper

grilled, with rappini and brown rice. Very delicious, ridiculously virtuous. Afterwards I scarfed two ice cream sandwiches, so intense was my need for fat.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


steak, grilled, with a salad of quinoa, red peppers, scallions, and feta.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Happening

Seriously. What happened to M. Night Shamylan? If that is how one spells it? This movie is laughably bad. Bad at every level. Badly conceived. Badly plotted. Bad to the point of embarrassing badly written. How does he keep getting terrific actors to work with him?

Crab Cakes

with roasted brussels sprouts and quinoa.

Friday, August 21, 2009


and okra was what we had for dinner, technically speaking. However, we also had stomach flu, so after about midnight it was, let's say, a moot point.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Little Legwarmers

After mine were done there was a household request for another pair, so, voila. These flew by, as all knitting for children does; the only catch is that you can never be certain things will get worn. I'm trying to give up on that as a criterion of success.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


with potatoes, roasted red peppers, chives, and basil. With broccoli rapinni.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Grilled, with a salad of roasted beets, toasted walnuts, and ricotta insalata. Also some oat groats.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I compounded 1 lb. ground buffalo, 2 eggs, some very old, very stale sourdough bread that I soaked in milk and mushed up, about a cup and a half of leftover rye berries, a big squeeze of ketchup, two cloves of garlic, and some salt. Baked the whole thing at 350 for...45 minutes? and served it with broccoli rappini. Will have the same meal for lunch today (cold), which is my favorite way in the world to arrange lunch.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Traveling Stitch Legwarmers

Legwarmers! Seriously, I last wore them in fifth grade. I've had these on my mind, however, ever since seeing the pattern a year and a half ago, and I'm mightily pleased with them. Once the weather cooperates (in about five months) I'll unleash them on the public.

Rye Salad

Rye berries with cherry tomatoes, red peppers, scallions, ricotta insalata cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper. We had it with sauteed okra. All of the vegetables came from our CSA and were beautiful and delicious.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Squash Pudding

Or, as I think of it, ersatz gratin. My daughter came up with "squash pudding" to describe what I threw together last night: one layer of leftover brown rice, topped with sliced squash, all of it baked for about an hour in a mixture of 4 eggs, a dollop of ricotta, a handful of grated gruyere, a little milk, salt, and pepper. It was delicious; we had it with roasted cauliflower.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Succotash Supreme

I would have called it fish curry, but the plentiful harvest of field peas and corn that went into it probably makes the spouse's title, shown above, the right one.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Broccoli Rappini

With roasted potatoes and canadian bacon. O Canada!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Back from Vacation

I'm sorry I left without saying goodbye! On our first full night back we had: broiled salmon, oat groats, and roasted brussels sprouts.