Here is some of what’s been going on around here lately.
Jordan’s famous blueberry pancakes topped with Robin’s famous homemade Amagansett peach preserves.
Jordan has not yet gotten the memo that processed meats are evil. Here we have chorizo sprinkled atop scrambled eggs and sausage from Hemlock Hills farm on the same plate. Scrumptious.
This was another Food52 find. The chocolate cake was made with Guinness. The cream cheese frosting was supposed to be made with pear cider, which J couldn’t find. Instead, he decided to infuse it with some lavender mint tea that we had laying around the house. And he says he can’t improvise…
Flowers for poor, sickly me. Thank you sweetie.
Food shopping up here has been a bit of a struggle. Part of the reason, I think, is that we haven’t had the time to really research. Back in Brooklyn, Jordan belonged to a food coop and this is what he still mourns. Local produce, cheap. Up here we have large chain supermarkets and the selection is not impressive. Ironic, since we are surrounded by the very farms which stocked the food coop in Brooklyn! But the local farm markets that we have been to up here are often small and not great. I researched farm shares, but the pick-up times did not work with our commuting schedule. Finally, FINALLY, we found a local farm that sells meat and produce 7 days a week. Excellent. And with sausage from said farm, J whipped up a stew (recipe from http://www.food52.com).
Christmas is around the corner, which means some long weekends and lots of cooking. Woo hoo!