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Calling all Seattle carnivores!

Put your money where your steak knife is! The Montlake Meat group is looking for additional members, according to our reader (and Montlake Meat book maven) Jenni. She also reminded us that we've been tardy about sending in our order form. Eep. (I hope she believes the excuse that it was too stained by...

Foraging at home

I've read the foraging exploits of the other Ethicureans with some jealousy, but our CSA box has kept us too busy to roam the neighborhood for ripening fruit. There are cherry trees 4 blocks west of us, but we haven't walked past them since the cherry blossoms started decorating the sidewalks and streets...

Green Beans? No, Seabeans!

Last weekend, I went to the farmer's market without Man of La Muncha, who was feeling a bit under the weather. Going to the market by myself is typically a bit of a dicey proposition, as I have a tendency to buy, not only what we need, but also things that look weird or interesting. Two weeks ago, I came...

Month of Berries

We are nearing the end of our month of berries, and I admit to some relief. The berries have come from our CSA box, our current yard, and (thanks to freezing) the yard of our previous house. Our last house, a rental, had a very tidy raspberry patch. The patch was contained in a neat 2'x8' area from which...

Not Dead Yet

For the past six years or so, I have been drinking organic milk exclusively.  Not that I drink a lot of milk, mind you--it primarily goes on top of cereal and in my coffee, with the occasional glass to go with a particularly rich and tasty dessert.  I began buying only organic milk after learning more about...

Walk the Line

Note: This post was to be titled "Goodbye to Ro-o-sie" but Miss Steak beat me to the punch. This post takes a similar look at the Seattle Whole Foods. We stopped shopping at Whole Foods when we moved to our new house in March. We had divided our grocery dollars between WF and Puget Sound Consumer Co-op up...

Pub Grub in Seattle

Seattle is a town of grey days, damp nights, coffee, and beer. While fair Portland to the south has more brewpubs per capita than anywhere in the world, Seattle has a thriving pub culture that is reminiscent of Great Britain. Seattle doesn't have many brewpubs--that is, pubs that make their own beer on...

Small But Potent

When I unpacked our first CSA box, I wondered if there was some trend toward erotic foods among CSA producers. I took our two pints of strawberries from the box and out popped a tiny strawberry that looked so well-endowed that it was forced to rest on its behind, its upper torso obscured by its member. "Are...

Tasty from a neighbor’s bakery

Saturday morning arrived with a nearly empty refrigerator. We were out of town last weekend and had eaten through our remaining groceries except for a couple of eggs from Skagit River Ranch and two pounds of coffee. While I wrote a blog entry, the Butter Bitch walked uphill to our local coffee shop, which...

Chicken Man Part II: Cooking the Chicken Man’s Chicken

May 14, 2006. 11:00 a.m. We stalk and claim our elusive chickens. Our early morning visit to the market pays off. Laden with vegetables, meats and cheese, we return home to plan our dinner. "They're frozen," observes the Butter Bitch. Sadly, she is right. We were so happy to get chicken that we overlooked...

Chicken Man Part I: Stalking the Chicken Man

April 30, 2006. 1:00 p.m. The Man of La Muncha and I make our way to our local farmer's market. It's a lovely Northwest afternoon (note: "lovely" means "not hailing and not pouring rain". It is in fact cloudy and cool). We buy miner's lettuce, an olive bread made from locally harvested wheat, rapini, leeks,...

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