Monday, November 24, 2008

Why I Love Park's Farmers' Market #2

I just bought:

1 dozen organic, cage-free brown eggs
4 lbs spinach
3 large leeks
1 bundle fresh sage
1 bundle fresh rosemary
1 large bundle of celery
1 yellow onion
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
13 sweet potatoes
5 lemons
1 lb roasted pistachios

And I paid $19.25. I KNOW. [/Monica]

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vagabond Thanksgiving Menu, 2008 Edition

brie with fig preserves and honey

main meal (served cafeteria-style):
roasted turkey with maple-sage sausage stuffing
vegetarian apple-onion stuffin' muffins
green bean casserole
mashed potatoes
fresh corn and wild rice casserole
hasselback sweet potatoes
creamy spinach, leek, and blue cheese gratin
cranberry relish with orange zest and honey

pecan pie with vanilla-laced whipped cream
buttermilk chess pie
pumpkin ice cream
hot spiced cider with amaretto

Saturday, November 15, 2008

my favorite tuna

I know I've blogged about my amazing tuna salad before. But Dish taught me an even better way, and now it's my go-to. SO easy.

1 can canallini beans
2 cans white tuna packed in water
both drained and rinsed

Add 2 celery stalks, split down the middle and chopped, about 1/4 white onion, chopped, 1 large green onion, chopped. Then season with your very own lemon-thyme salt (or if you don't have that wonder, salt and pepper and dried thyme) and add the juice of 2 large lemons (or 3 small ones). Mix well and serve over arugula.

This would also work well with chicken, or even just the white beans, for my strict no meat-eaters.

Coming up tomorrow: quinoa risotto with broccoli and smoked salt!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


OK, apparently now fake sugar comes with fake fiber:

That's just ridiculous. Wake up, obese America. Eat an apple.