Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Plethora of Produce!

Between our trip to Stone Barns on Saturday and food shopping on Sunday, we found our fridge to be overrun with produce! We quickly took care of that blueberry galette (WOW, YUM!), but we are leaving for vacation today and wanted to make sure any of this stuff didn't to go to waste:

red onions
yellow onions
spring onions
yellow peppers
green peppers
braeburn apples
goat cheese
sourdough bread
fresh eggs
fresh herbs (thanks Wheelie and Dad!)

What to do, what to do......

Cook, of course!

Jon made an amazing Sunday breakfast: fried eggs with tarragon on sourdough toast with Humboldt Fog goat cheese; sauteed red and yellow onions, kohlrabi and fennel; and a baby arugula salad with red onions, kohlrabi, fennel, yellow peppers and fresh mozzarella. Oh, and bacon for Jon. 

Drooling yet?

I made a Couscous salad with peppers, carrots, apples, onions and dried cranberries

And we got to add to the lard collection in the fridge:

Look at all that bacon grease! From 4 STRIPS of bacon! That's 4 oz of lard, folks. Jon saves the grease from good bacon to chill and use as cooking lard. Apparently, it's actually better for you than butter..... but I'm not quite sold on that. I am sold on the flavor though. (Yes, I know, bad vegetarian!)

Also of note, that is Jon doing the dishes – and I caught it on film! It's like getting a photo of Bigfoot!

Ahhhh, but what a great gluttonous Sunday it was. The couscous was the perfect lunch for the week, the fridge is just about empty (I am finishing the milk by drinking lots of protein shakes... eggh) and we are almost away to a fantastic Oregon vacation filled with food, friends and of course, ROLLER DERBY!


  1. As usual, I enjoy your entries and pictures. But I am especially impressed with the picture of Jon doing dishes. Way to go, Jon!

  2. I am SO impressed...i don't know anyone else who can use every dish in the kitchen except Jonathan! Everything looks amazing Sherry!