Dinner was a triumph

Yay for the return of grilling weather! Pictured: grilled “steak strips” (don’t ask me what this cut really is; they didn’t have skirt steak at Fred Meyers so I improvised) with blender chimichurri, rice, grilled spring onions, and grilled asparagus. Everyone in our family had seconds, and there were zero leftovers. (I mean, the kids…… Continue reading Dinner was a triumph

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Opening day at the Milwaukie Farmers Market

We went to the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market yesterday — it was the first market of the year, and they were packed! Only 2-3 actual farm stands were there, but I got some spring onions, rainbow chard, asparagus, radishes, strawberries, and small “Russian gold” potatoes. Not sure who’s going to eat all these radishes — I’m…… Continue reading Opening day at the Milwaukie Farmers Market

Dinner retrospective 

I’ve been super-lazy about cooking lately, but last night I finally made a nicer meal for me and the kids: apple Dutch baby, smashed potatoes, and wilted arugula salad with pancetta.

The worst apple pie I’ve ever made

   I mean, we ate it. But the apples were mush, the crust (store-bought) was bleh, and I used too coarse a grind of corn meal in the streusel. Ah well, they can’t all be winners. 

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