Food Parade of Weekend

To kick off the week, here is what we did (and ate) this weekend:

Friday Dinner: Tortillini with Fresh Tomato Garlic Sauce, and Ricotta on top of greens

Distribution was tough this week:  I had to deal with high speed winds setting up and heavy rain during the distribution.  Needless to say, by the time it was all over, Theresa and I were exhausted, cold, and hungry.  We decided to splurge on some fresh pasta from Whole Foods to use up an early half a slot, so as to make dinner go very fast.   Luckily, our dinner did, make up fast and was tasty.

Jen and Pete's Backyard Birds

Saturday Morning we ran off to Concord, MA to volunteer in Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds chicken slaughter of about 390 chickens.  This was an amazing experience that we endeavored into to further meet our meat, and contemplate the basis of eating animals.  We will post more about this later, with our personal experiences of the event.

Boston's Local Food Festival

We got back from Concord, MA, took showers grabbed a snack and ran off to downtown Boston to check out the Local Food Festival.  We had some cheese from Narragansett Creamery, Fiore Di Nonno, and Shy Brother’s Farm, and crackers from Effie’s.  Wandered around and met some familiar faces, and gleaned even more resources on local food.  I will post more later on the event.

Finally, exhausted from our day’s running around (chicken slaughtering is hard work!) we decided to go out to eat to East By Northeast.

Laura very happily relaxing with ginger lemon tea in East By Northeast.

Compliments of the Chef: Sticky Rice in Chicken Cracklins, with sweet and sour sauce, nuts and scallions.

We sat and ate our opulent dinner, for the first time enjoying this genuine sense that eating out is truly an indulgence of someone else cooking good food for you.  I think most people feel this way, but this was the first strong sense I’ve ever had of it.  We were so tired, the act of just sitting down somewhere and eating good local food that we didn’t have to prepare ourselves was a nice reprieve.  We had our camera with us, so we took pictures of our meal- which I will post later.

Sunday Breakfast: Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Pancakes with Apples Cooked in Molasses, and Ricotta

Sunday Lunch: The rest of our tortillini from Friday in a soup (sort of like mother soup) with carrots, onions, kale, tomato, then with some pesto (frozen from last year) and ricotta. YUM!

Sunday Tea Snack: Seckel Pears with the last of Effie's Crackers and Taza Chocolate.

Sunday Dinner Appetizer: Pan-fried Squash Blossoms, stuffed with Narragansett Creamery's Herbed Angelito (divine!)

Sunday Dinner: Radicchio with Bacon and Garlic, and Homemade Pasta with Butternut Squash Puree and Ricotta

Phew!  This was quite an exciting weekend.  I will post more on the chicken slaughtering, Local Food Fest, and East By Northeast Meal sometime soon, along with this week’s meal plan.

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2 Responses to Food Parade of Weekend

  1. cheryl says:

    I wish I lived closer. This past weekend sounded like a lot of fun and educational and if you didnt mind an old lady tagging along, I would have gone with you. Cant wait to hear about the chicken farm. Cheryl

  2. Pingback: Don’t be Radicchio! | The Lovely Locavore Ladies of Boston

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