Monthly Archives: September 2011

Yukon Gold

September 30, 2011Leave a comment

FALL 2011. YUKON GOLD POTATOES. 09.30.11

There are two kinds of people – those who follow rules to the letter and those who flout them indignantly. I suppose there are shades of gray in between, but my hunch is that each person has a foot firmly planted in one camp or the other. I’m not saying one is right and one is wrong. Slap me if I ever get preachy here, please. Undeniably, rules are needed to keep order, to guide us towards a particular standard, to prevent disaster when at all possible. Being a typical firstborn, I am a rule follower. Boundaries = security. Rules + definitive guidelines = comfort. Maybe this is why I’ve always loved math, a vast collection of rules. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, we all crave order on some level. Yes, even the rule-breakers. Continue reading ›

Yukon Gold Potato Lists

September 30, 2011Comments Off on Yukon Gold Potato Lists
Produce

5 large Yukon Gold Potatoes

14 garlic cloves

4 yellow onions

4 pounds ripe tomatoes

2 carrots

2 Asian pears

1 sweet potato

1/2 pound green beans

Fresh cilantro

Fresh rosemary

Fresh thyme

Fresh chives

20 large sage leaves

Meat / Fish

2 large bone-in chicken breasts

4 – 6 oz. beef tenderloin steaks

Dairy/Refrigerator

Buttermilk

Half-and-half

8 oz. gruyere

14 oz. extra firm tofu

Parmesan cheese

Pantry Staples

Whole wheat flour

All-purpose flour

1/4 oz. active dry yeast (1 envelope)

Tomato paste

4 cups chicken stock

8 slices chewy artisan bread

Garam masala

Cumin

Turmeric

Ground ginger

15 oz. can diced tomatoes

5.5 oz. can coconut milk

Basmati rice

Unsalted, roasted cashews

3/4 pound short pasta

Pimenton de la Vera

Note: List does not include weekend splurge ingredients.

Birthday List

September 29, 2011Leave a comment

MOST VIEWED RECIPE

Summer Squash Shells with Ricotta

MOST FUN TO MAKE

Homemade Ricotta

BEST PHOTOS

Blackberry Pop Tarts

MOST SURPRISING HIT WITH KIDS

Curried Eggplant with Chickpeas

MOST LIKELY TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS

Turkey Roast with Prosciutto, Prunes and Sage

MOST LIKELY TO BE REPEATED YEAR ROUND

Linguine with Pesto Rustico

MOST LIKELY TO MAKE MY HUSBAND GROAN (IN A BAD WAY)

 Mixed Grains with Tofu, Lemon and Arugula

MOST LIKELY TO MAKE MY HUSBAND GROAN (IN A GOOD WAY!)

Turkey Tacos

LEAST LIKELY TO BECOME LEFTOVERS

Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

MOST LIKELY TO BE GIFTED

Homemade Granola

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