Howdy! Here’s a recap(itulation) of our weekend in photo parade format. Enjoy!
You know how I talked earlier in the week about using less vegetables, and being okay with it. Well, I managed to still make a meal for Friday dinner with a decent amount of veg. Turkey vegetable soup with herbed dumplings. I made turkey stock from the turkey back we used for dinner earlier in the week. Then I made whole wheat dumpling batter with fresh chives and tarragon, and dried sage.
On Saturday we had a most momentous occasion. We went to the first Amherst Farmer Market! Yes, we drove out to western mass on the cold and miserable day of this weekend with the prospects of getting the beginning bits of springy goodness. Yes, it even snowed out there in the morning.
We made off with some wonderful local food booty and headed over to Wheatberry Cafe for some refreshment.
I have to say that every time we get to Wheatberry Cafe, we are always just so amazed by what they do. Local (grown by the neighbors) grain milled freshly in the store for amazingly tasty bakery concoctions. High quality, local ingredients for just about everything, just plain good. While there we also picked up two bran muffins to go, along with some bagels.
Wowie. So much goodness. And greens.. nom.
You’d think that we’d rush to cook these guys up in a flash, but we ended up having leftover turkey soup for lunch, and then we were tired from trekking out to western mass so early that we went out to eat for dinner. We got sushi and then went home and I made rhubarb bread.
I wanted to use up the rhubarb that we still had frozen from last year to make sure that we can delve into the fresh stuff when it soon arrives. If you have never gone to the Rhubarb Compendium, I would highly recommend it. They really love rhubarb, and you know, I can see nothing wrong with that. And they have tons of recipes. I’m down with that too.
Sunday was Easter and you know, we definitely wanted to celebrate this holiday with appropriately themed food. For breakfast, eggs and baby greens.
For Easter dinner we put together something very appropriately themed. Lamb, greens, potatoes.
The honey with the roast lamb burned and made a lovely smokey sauce. Unfortunately it was too burnt to use all of it, but I added some to the rhubarb sauce of onion, green garlic, and rhubarb along with more honey and the sauce was nice and complex.
That was our weekend in food. Pretty awesome. I think I’m now hungry after looking at all of it.
So, for this week, we might have another one of those “what will Theresa eat without Laura around?” types of weeks, since I will be leaving to be with family for part of it. We will see what we get up to before then.