Monday, February 18, 2008

Shove it in your face! What’s going on down at the ranch this week…

Getting off to a banner start, we’re actually phoning it in a tiny bit this week, partially due to Schaefer having to work late a couple of days. Weekly menu’s going to look something like this:

Monday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and box o’ Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup a’la Trader Joes.
Tuesday: Chicken noodle soup with roasted green chiles, kohlrabi, carrots, parsnips and whatever looks good at the Canyon Market that night.
Wednesday: Pineapple Fried Rice –actually involving the disassembly of a real pineapple.
Thursday: Blue Cheese “Mac & Cheese” with an arugula salad.
Friday: Schaefer’s thinking steamed whole fish of some variety, we’ll see what happens.

Of note from last week, for Valentine’s Day, Schaefer made an amazing Cote de Boeuf served alongside parsnips and turnip mash, fresh bread and sautéed kale. I’ll be positing pictures to the feed sometime today or tomorrow. We also did a “Farmer’s Market Frittata” this weekend which we hope to make into a weekly shifting recipe, showcasing whatever looks fresh and yummy at the market on Saturday morning. I’ve got some pictures of the one from this weekend, and some from past weekends which will go up soon.

I recently discovered Afghan food at the farmer’s market, and look forward to trying more and writing some about it. Also, I’ll be writing up a bit of info about kohlrabi this week- it’s an unusual love child of turnips and cabbage…ahhh messed up veggie lovin’ is the best kinda lovin’.

Hope everyone had a good Valentine’s Day/President’s Day long weekend.

- Tiffany

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