but for now, the nytimes takes on manure. and the l.a. times reports that food banks are getting their goods straight from the farm. that means the impoverished there are eating better than most americans.
i went to the union square greenmarket today and bought an enormous bag of seckel pears and small apples for $2, tomatoes (grown indoors, so we can have them in the winter!), eggs, yogurt, rutabaga (my first!), purple potatoes, yellow + orange + purple carrots, sunflower-wheat bread, collard greens, and sunflower spouts. seriously, kids, you would think it was summer. it was that good.
lastly, i am getting too much food information from twitter. it's a love/hate relationship.
therefore, i think this meal is from monday. a stir-fry of acorn squash, broccoli, baby cauliflower, scallion, and maybe some bell pepper. i really like any meal that goes in a bowl, it seems.
ready for the bahamas. for a week, we will be in andros: rustic, undeveloped, and beautiful. i am SO ready.
BUT. in case you want something to read, go here. the nytimes explains that going meatless isn't all that bad. and the ladies in southern alabama make 15-layer cakes every christmas. and you can keep up with any food recalls on the fda site; it's not pretty, though. there are way too many.
alright, kids. over and out.
fresh baguette with a fried egg, sharp cheddar, and tomato. and, fingerling potatoes in olive oil, garlic, and scallions. i cut my finger while i was cooking these awesome potatoes and let the scallions and garlic sit in the hot oil for too long. it smelled like an onion bagel, thankfully.
and then, project 2.0: infused tequila. tracy and i are infusing two jars of tequila: one with cinnamon and one with chiles. the chile one will be ready tomorrow, and the cinnamon will be complete in a week. we used a 750ml bottle of tequila blanca and split it. so, we'll see... but we are super excited. if this goes well, we might infuse all sorts of things. fancy cocktails abound.
- manhattan borough president scott stringer wrote the nyc food charter: 10 principles for a sustainable food system. so cool. let's be progressive, new york.
- city council speaker christine quinn has a new food policy, too. she's ready to get beyond the issues of trans-fats and sugary soda taxes. or that's what she says. i am skeptical, but unsure why.
- and everything that we thought was true... monsanto is a monopoly, says ap.
Confidential contracts detailing Monsanto Co.'s business practices reveal how the world's biggest seed developer is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops, an Associated Press investigation has found.
With Monsanto's patented genes being inserted into roughly 95 percent of all soybeans and 80 percent of all corn grown in the U.S., the company also is using its wide reach to control the ability of new biotech firms to get wide distribution for their products, according to a review of several Monsanto licensing agreements and dozens of interviews with seed industry participants, agriculture and legal experts.Declining competition in the seed business could lead to price hikes that ripple out to every family's dinner table. That's because the corn flakes you had for breakfast, soda you drank at lunch and beef stew you ate for dinner likely were produced from crops grown with Monsanto's patented genes.
there was so much gingerbread that we had leftovers, which was lovely. and the whipped cream was like eating a cloud of wonderment. really. and it was even more beautiful than it is in any of the photos.
and i will give you the recipe if you want it. but it's long, and so i didn't want to type it unless it was necessary.
it was better than the picture suggests. really.
ready? black beans with garlic, onion, and chard. yukon gold potato sauteed with garlic and sea salt. organic tomato. fried egg. blue sesame corn chips. hell on the red salsa.
magnificent finds: seckel pears and watercress.
i was ready to make things. coffee. a salad of watercress, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. oven-baked yukon gold potatoes with garlic and olive oil. and baked eggs with oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. i hadn't made baked eggs in a long time, and i overcooked them a bit so they were harder than i wanted them to be. but so very good.
and seckel pears, of course. it's an addiction.
thank you, tina, for the introduction.
cauliflower and broccoli sauteed with garlic and chard and organic tomato sauce (that i bought in the bodega! carroll gardens is fancy like that.) and aborio rice, i think. not as bad as it looks.
a register of articles and interesting phenomena. appurtenances? maybe.
- the pancake project. a guy in las vegas makes characters out of his breakfasts, usually pancakes. BUT, he made a waffle space invader! and you know i love space invaders.
- twitter is really helpful for finding other people who care about the same things you do and, in my case, that means food policy: sustainability, whole foods, small farms, organic and pesticide free vegetables. here's a good list of people to follow that do, too. (in addition to me, obviously.)
- jobs i want: farm to school consultant AND cookshop classroom associate. i am actually qualified for the second one. it's so awesome. i mean, someone would pay me to talk to kids about food and cooking?
- oh yeah, and apparently, kids eat less junk food when middle schools stop providing it. there had to be a study done to figure out this information? ugh! well, as long as new programming is created, even if it is a dumb, expensive study.