Tuesday, November 30, 2010


hash: sauteed onions, cabbage, and bacon, with brown rice.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lovely Leftovers

Duck, brown rice, cranberry sauce, and salad. But most importantly, my spouse picked all the remaining green tomatoes on our black-cherry tomato vines, dredged them in flour, and sauteed: *delicious.*

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Whole Wheat Fettucini

with collards, garlic, and bacon. Roasted carrots and turnips on the side.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Duck Soup

If there's one thing I like better than a roast bird (and there isn't) it's a roast bird carcass, just waiting to be made into stock. In this case I used the three duck carcasses we had to make a stock of deep richness; I ended up with two quarts of shaking golden jelly. I used about half of it to make soup last night. In the tradition of all my soups it involved everything I could lay hands on in the fridge: onions, fennel, red peppers, black beans, duck meat, turnips, and shucked corn. It was great last night and even better today.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Butternut squash pie and a forest of beer can ducks (to be cooked on the grill). Eventually we'll have brussels sprout and pomegranate salad, cornbread dressing, and pear-sweet potato gratin as well.


I can't stop making lacy scarves! They are so satisfyingly quick and pretty.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

22 Leaves Shawlette

This was fun and easy and pretty; what could be better. Note the difference between knitted lace pre-blocking (that is, before being washed and pinned out to dry) and post. It's part of the fun of knitting lace.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Roasted Red Peppers

our CSA ones again. Truly, I wish this blog had a sens-o-matic feature so I could demonstrate for you the deep fruitiness of these peppers when roasted. We had them with roasted cauliflower and shiitakes, and brown rice.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scrambled Eggs

with roasted red peppers (from our CSA; they tasted like jam, just unbelievably concentrated and fruity), fried potatoes, and salad.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hello Again

after my long absence. I celebrated a return to making dinner with steak, brown rice, and chard with garlic. All was delish, especially the Meyer lemon chutney I had with the steak. It happens that I have lately been traveling in cold climes, which meant much new sweater-wearing, so I'm happy.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Red Pepper and Onion Frittata

with sauteed mei qing, and brown rice. Was just ok.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Baked Sweet Potatoes

roasted brussels sprouts, and fried green tomatoes.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pasta and Salad

for two nights running; one night I threw in some sauteed mustard greens just to shake things up a little. For Halloween, pizza and candy.