<health related, probably not of general interest>
So I think I finally figured out what has been occasionally been happening to me. I try to eat a high fiber diet, but occasionally things work out so that I don't really get as much fiber as I should. I know I have diverticula, and I think that this past week (probably brought on by eating the steak tacos), that it may have caused a flare up. I think it happened a while back to, but I wasn't quite sure as to what I ate to trigger that previous flare up, but it does make sense. It is quite painful, if I move the left side in a particular way it hurts then I have to move back. I woke up several times to try to find that sweet spot where the pain wasn't to bad.
Anyways, I have to try harder not to slip out of my goodish behaviors and avoid big hunks of beef (I don't seem to have a problem with pork)
</health related, probably not of general interest>
Being that I didn't want to aggravate my insides, I tried the sofritas (tofu) at Chipotle. It was quite good (at least mixed in with the other burrito ingredients). This in no way is an indicator of going vegetarian or even thinking about it, but a good chuck of the meals this week were meat free, for the most part.
I always look forward to ramp season. Short that it is. I got a bit from last week, then one bundle this week. The color for this was a glorious green with that wonderful mildly garlic / onion smell of ramps. Combining this with a bit of Pecorino Risevra and skipping the walnuts. Turned out fantastic, though probably not something you want to eat if you plan on kissing or hell talking closely to someone later.
Spring Garlic Risotto
So I made a lot of this. I wanted to get through the last of the arborio rice in the storage container. I had quite a bit more then I thought, so after adding all the spring garlic I had, it still seemed a bit bare, so I added peas. Peas added a little bit of sweetness to the dish, and filled it out a bit. There were lots of leftovers. Good (though not near as good) heated up the next day or so.
So one side of the flank steak was thinner, so they were a bit more done (mid-rare) and then the the other side was rare. So Shannon ate from the mid-rare side and I from the rare side. I traded the promise of future beer for radishes (know your farmer, I proceeded to forget the beer, but paid for the radishes at DTFM on Saturday). It made for a nice offset for the steak. Though I paid for the steak later, this recipe is still good and worth doing, though I don't think it'll be on my list again.
Beef Burgers (New farm, don't remember the name)
It is Broadhorn Farm. Specializing in Belted Galloway cattle (fairly rare Scottish heritage breed), they clearly are a tasty breed of cow. Good burgers, prepared simply. I'll probably buy from them again.