Journal

2017 - Week 24 Cooking Results

Breakfast Banh Mi Sandwiches

Vaguely followed the recipe, used some wonderful pate from the Cheese Shop and went from there.  Good stuffs.

Greek Lemon Chicken, Grain & Feta Salad Tzatziki

So it's been humid and the idea of having to do the work to get this done didn't work for me, so I simplified out the steps of the salad and made it into a sandwich.  it was pretty good.

Brat Patties

Lucky George had some leftover non-encased sausage meat so I bought a bunch of samples and this was one of them.  Way better then your average brat patty.

Sambal Chicken Skewers

Delayed!

Spicy Turkey Burgers

Not as spicy as one would have thought, but still pretty good.

2017 - Week 23 Cooking Results

Garlic Scapes Pesto and Chicken

I uh...forgot there was a recipe that I linked to for this, so I just winged it.  It turned out pretty well.  Tossed the chicken in the pesto, and baked it in the oven.  Served with a nice salad and some croissants from a new place in town.  Made for a nice meal.

Spiced Honey Sausage

Ohhh Mmmmm Geeee.  I love me this sausage.  Good job with that Lucky George and Story City Locker.

Grilled cheese and salami

I had to go find bread for this...it was disappointing (Ancient Grain from whole foods).

Chicken Salad

Mix of stuff in the fridge, a bit of rotisserie chicken.  Easy dinner after mowing the lawn.

Lamb Burger with Mint Yogurt (see Shannon I'm totally going to use mint)

Not going to lie, part of this came about from it coming up on one of the email lists I'm on, and a discussion about me not using the mint which is over growing in my side yard garden.  I used mint, this was good, picked chopped added to greek yogurt.  Good stuffs.

2017 - Week 22 Cooking Results

White Park Beef Burgers

That's some pretty good beef, right there.  Salt, little bit of fat in the pan (not sure of the fat content of the beef) and went from there.  Good stuffs.

Brats (Large Black)

Yay! Memorial day!

Chorizo Tacos

Yay, this turned into taco salad!

Eggs & Bacon

I haven't made this yet!

2017 - Week 22 Cooking

So back here in reality world, we  may have overspent quite a bit this past weekend, so we'll have to play from the freezer and whats on hand.  Since I, however, have a good selection of things to choose from, it shouldn't be to hard to keep it under a reasonableish amount.  We're going to a soft opening at the Cheese Bar on Tuesday.

  • White Park Beef Burgers
  • Brats (Large Black)
  • Chorizo Tacos
  • Eggs & Bacon

Twin Cities Obligatory Food Photos

Spoon and Stable

We went to brunch and had several pastries (including my semi-obsession with croissants).  The best hash browns I've ever had, wonderful bacon (yes those thick slabs behind the hash browns are bacon)

The Bachelor Farmer & Marvel Bar

We shared:

  • Smooth duck liver pate, preserved vegetables, mustards
  • Salt-cured foie gras, arugula, cherriette radishes, cucumbers, pickled shallots, red wine vinegar
  • Sautéed ramps, parmesan, lemon
  • Warm popover, honey butter

Shannon had, "Roasted Scallops, wild rice, green garlic, lovage, asparagus broth" and I had "Duck Confit, wilted nettles, spelt, thyme, sweet and sour rhubarb", then for dessert we had "Chocolate cake, peanut butter ice cream, fudge, fleur de sel" and Vanilla Bean Panna cotta with blackberry jam? (the rhubarb one ran out, it made me sad)

At the marvel bar, I had Old Man and the SeaOakenshield, London Bridge, and Shanon had Candycane.  Fantastic experience all around.  TBF has shot up to one of my top five meals of all time.

Pig ate my Pizza (PAMP)

We weren't super hungry, but I didn't want to eat later and spoil the appetite for TBF.  So we shared Hog Tots and Royale with Cheese pizza.  Quite enjoyable.

Tiny Diner

This was relatively close to our first stop for coffee (Angry Catfish), so we headed over here and had a good meal.  The buttermilk biscuits!  Wonderful.

A Baker's Wife Pastry Shop

Very buttery croissant.

2017 - Week 21 Cooking Results

Mutton chops & potatoes and chive blossoms

Roasted the mutton chops in duck fat, used duck fat in the mashed potatoes...however the chive blossoms were past their prime, so I chopped up a few chives.  Quite, quite good.

Chicken Breasts over salad with chive blossoms

This was the tail end of the chive blossom goodness, but still quite good.  Simple and easy to put together.

Goat Burgers

Goat!  it's what's for dinner.  Served with some quark.

Grilled Cheese with Lady Edison

Lady Edison is a country ham, and a new(ish) edition to the cheese shop.  Good stuffs, good grilled cheese.

2017 - Week 21 Cooking

Short week ahead, due to a wedding and memorial day weekend.  I'm looking forward to a couple of days off, though missing a farmer's market is less then desirable (I am a man who likes his routine).

  • Mutton chops & potatoes and chive blossoms
  • Chicken Breasts over salad with chive blossoms
  • Goat Burgers
  • Grilled Cheese with Lady Edison