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March 3, 2009

Let’s fly by the seat of our porky pants

Filed under: Animals, Drink, food, Friends and Family, recipes — dagabairtilo @ 11:39 am

I’ll make this short, folks. We have a proposition. I recommend you accept. In short, an offer of PreIndustrial Pig. This meal will undoubtedly blow our minds. We will buy the tickets for this mouth-watering feast if only the family K would do us the great solid of being our guests. It’s this weekend, so yes, it’s short notice. We suck for not having been privy to this earlier! But forgive us, and give in to the temptation of a multiple-course meal and byob that will bring J comfortably into a new Fleisch-freundlich world. Oh, and the offer doens’t stop just there. For, on Saturday morning, S will be picking up 25lbs of grass-fed beef and has offered to make a delicious PreIndustrial Cow breakfast Sunday morning. We’ll drink coffee (or espresso with your pot you can reclaim!), chitchat, and be merry. Join us!

October 31, 2007

Finally, NYT dining gets a pair of gonads

Filed under: recipes — groenefee @ 11:09 am

Happiest of Halloween!!!

Don’t burn down the house with this cock-tail from the NYTimes today

What’s that The National lyric? Ahhh, here I thought it was “blue blazin” but, no.

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
when you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery citibank lights
arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes glazing under
oh you wouldn’t want an angel watching over
surprise, surprise they wouldn’t wannna watch
another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults

Ahh I guess we can thank the Decemberists for allowing the flourishing of the dandy artful poseur in our lyrics. I’ll drink a begrudging cheers to that all-too self important band (is band too pedestrian for their tastes? Ought we say collective? How would Wilde have put it…some form of institution supporting a loose assemblage of miscreants and cads that happen, as a matter of course, to produce sound behind their musings…or some such poncy drivel.)

October 6, 2007

A first post with substance, joe

Filed under: recipes — groenefee @ 6:29 pm

Thought I’d offer a simple lovely bit o food to start things off:

From the Silver Spoon: Riso con Spinachi Serves 4

1lb 5oz Spinach

3T butter

13/4 C long grain rice

1/2 C Parm

Salt to taste

cook spin in 2 1/4 C lightly salted water 5min.

squeeze and drain, reserve liquid

chop spin

melt .5 butter in skillet

add spin to butter and cook 5 min

cook rice in reserved liquid 15-18 min


put rice in warm serving dish, toss with remaining buttertop with spin and parmenjoy love this one…its outta season but next spring enjoy those heaps of farmers market greens!


(Edited for category correctness ((and again)) — j)

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