120 calories of meh

21 06 2010

Remember those fresh garbanzo beans from our csa?  The weekly newsletter that the fantastic folks from Eatwell Farm send out via email every week said to boil them like edamame and eat them with salt and hot sauce.

They weren’t bad but they weren’t exciting.  I’ll try boiling them longer and some other application next time…


Happy Father’s Day!!

21 06 2010

I am lucky to have an amazing Dad in my life.  I share a lot of my best traits with him: love for family and friends, good hugging, a big smile, drink perfectionism, list making, compassion, the desire to make people laugh, book readin’, a love of good food, strong work ethic, an appreciation for the little things in life, and many many more.

I also lucked out and got his ear for music and language.

We’ve had a lot of fun years together, Dad, and I look forward to many more.  Happy Father’s Day!!

Spring Sandwich

18 06 2010

My current favorite sandwich is one that I made up last spring when we were doing a lot of sprout making.

Herb slab from Acme Bread, goat chevre, sliced strawberries & onion sprouts.  Delish!

Fresh garbanzo beans?

16 06 2010

We get our CSA box from Eatwell Farm every other week and today we made out like bandits:

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • red leaf lettuce
  • carrots
  • 2 baskets strawberries
  • 1 basket Bing cherries
  • 1 basket Royal apricots
  • basil
  • bok choy
  • new potatoes
  • garlic
  • spinach
  • fresh garbanzo beans

So much food! And the challenge of what to do with the fresh garbanzo beans is on.  What to make, what to make?

Erl & Directions

16 06 2010

This morning, in an effort to snag myself a free Clipper transit card, I got off the train at Powell Station with the hubby instead of Montgomery Station per the usual morning routine, adding 15 minutes or so of walking to my commute. When the streets aren’t yet full of people, I like to wind my way through the Union Square area rather than take the most direct route on Market Street.  Intricate buildings, sparkly sidewalks, just an all around pretty walk.

I was stopped by a man looking for the Moscone Center and boy is it a good thing he found me.  He was on the wrong side of Market Street and headed in the opposite direction of where he wanted to be.

Live blogging!

15 06 2010


Edited: This is a collection of my favorite Manhattan ingredients, all purchased at the lovely Johnny Walker & Co. conveniently located right by my office.

Manhattan Recipe:

  • 2 oz bourbon (I like Bulleit a lot but Woodford Reserve is pretty damn tasty too)
  • 1 oz Vya sweet vermouth
  • a couple dashes of aromatic bitters (get those Angostura bitters while you can; rumor has it that the shortage that started in November is just the beginning of the end)
  • 1 real marasca maraschino cherry from Luxardo


15 06 2010

And some teeny tiny tomatoes…

Moonpie and I made some pesto out of the nasturtiums that are everywhere and the consensus is that yes, they are edible, but no, not exciting.  Basically, it was paste that tasted like plants.  (I can’t believe someone was actually selling it at the Underground Farmer’s Market.)  But when the apocalypse comes!  …assuming they are still taking over my yard….