Category: Just life, you know?

  • The Century Grill

    A few weeks ago, Bob and I went to Buffalo (to see Mary Poppins at Shea’s!). We decided to stay overnight in Buffalo, so we could have a late night and not feel too tired to drive home. We ended up staying very near the theater, at the Hyatt. I was pleasantly surprised by the […]

  • Tofu Parm

    Tonight’s dinner was tofu parm with fire roasted tomatoes with whole wheat penne. Mmmm! The recipe is from Quick Vegetarian Main Dishes from Pampered Chef. Very easy. You take a block of extra firm tofu and pat it dry. Slice it into 8 equal pieces (I went the long way, but go whatever way works […]

  • Roast organic chicken

      I cooked an organic chicken for Bob today. This is the smaller of the two chickens I bought from Sojourner Farm, since it was just for Bob.   Started out by preheating the oven to 425. I quartered some small yellow potatoes (I’d guess they’re Yukon Golds, but they’re from the farm and weren’t […]

  • I went to Boston* and all I ate was vodka**. Literally***.

    *Foxboro **vodka sauce ***not literally I went to a conference in Foxboro, and for some reason, the vodka sauce was, like, the sauce de jour for every meal. I had it for lunch twice (two different days, not like two lunches in a row – but I like the sound of that) on cheese ravioli, […]

  • Egg to Egg Comparison

    On the left we have a Sojourner Farm egg; on the right is an industrial egg. You can see right away that the egg yolk on the left has a much more intense hue, but if you look closely you can also see that the egg white is denser, too, and that the yolk is […]

  • Farm Fresh Eggs

    I went to visit a local farm last weekend. The farm, Sojourner Farms, has chickens, eggs, turkeys, cows, and pigs. The farmer, Pierre Dionne, who is also a doctor, gave my parents and I a very informative tour. The animals are all pastured. We first saw the laying hens (his broilers are all in the […]

  • Clam Chowder (New England, if you don’t mind)

    I made Bob New England Clam Chowder today. It’s a comfort food for him. I’ve never made it before, so I went super simple. Here’s what I made. Two cans of Campbell’s cream of celery soup. Two 6 oz (approximately) cans of minced clams. A bit of milk. A soup can of water. About a […]

  • Recent sandwich

    A classic basil, mozzarella, and tomato on Portuguese saloio bread. The basil was organic, the tomato was from the farm, and the bread was baked fresh that day (at the bakery). The cheese only had three ingredients, a number I can accept for cheese. I put a pan with a little butter over a low […]

  • Local (livestock) farm

    So, I might have found a perfect (for us) farm with pastured meat (steers, pigs) and poultry (chickens, turkeys). Obviously I’ll have to rely on my parents’ and husband’s assessment of taste (for another 7 1/2 months), but I’m setting up a visit so I can tour the farm and see all the delicious cuddly […]

  • Beer bread

    This morning I made beer bread. The recipe I used can be found here: A photo journey… I like to start baking by assembling all my ingredients on a tray, so I know where everything is. If everything else goes wrong, I won’t have to scramble for ingredients. I get my tools ready (not […]