My Week in Food

Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder Pasta SauceI rolled right on past last Friday without My Week in Food, so have lots to share, starting with this bubbling cauldron of pasta sauce made for dinner with friends. Braised a five pound pork shoulder in four cans of San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, and chopped onion. After a day on the stove, I shredded the fork-tender meat and plunged a giant handful of chopped basil into the pot. Salt, pepper, chilli flakes. Impossible not to be good.
Handmade BaguetteThe next day my friend Pam graciously dropped off a loaf of homemade bread, made using this 4-Hour Baguette Recipe from Food 52. It was “artisanal-bakery” perfect.

Braised Pork Shoulder Sandwiches

And the perfect landing spot for that leftover meaty pasta sauce topped generously with arugula. Dinner.

Cookbook EventThen I high-tailed it to New York City for work that didn’t feel like work: teaching a “Mom’s Night Out” cooking class at Asphalt Green.

LouisaThis was the more pressing reason for my trip: a visit with my sister and Baby Louisa, who isn’t such a baby anymore. I sharpened my hair styling skills.

Japanese Tacos

Naturally there was no shortage of good food in New York, and the theme seems to have been “bite size,” including these tasty Japanese Tacos from Mama Samurai in Brooklyn.Pretty TapasAnd these artful nibbles served at Donostia, a charming tapas bar (not to be confused with a charming topless bar).

Creamy Ricotta with Truffle HoneyThis standout starter at Locanda Verde is one I’m planning to knock off in the very near future: Creamy ricotta, fresh thyme, with a little well of honey.


Like everything else in New York, even their water is hip. Here, served up in a recyclable flask. Sort of like the idea of swilling a flask of clear liquid on the soccer sidelines.

Oat Flour Flapjacks with Yogurt and StrawberriesHome in my kitchen again with Oatmeal Pancakes, the recipe swiped from the back of a bag of Bob’s Red Mill oat flour, which confirmed my theory that some of the best recipes come off of packages.

Lunch Box Salads

School lunch one day when I had a few extra minutes to do a bit of chopping. Containers came home empty. Success.

Zucchini, Eggplant & Red Pepper Lasagne

I was the lucky beneficiary of a boatload of handmade Mozzarella after my oldest took a cheesemaking class with the Milk Maid. First up: Eggplant Lasagne much like this one from Cooking Light.

Roasted Cherry Tomato & Burrata Bruschetta

For lunch the next day, the Mozzarella went on an open-faced sandwich topped with cherry tomatoes I roasted for about an hour in a 350 degree oven.

Shrimp Tacos with Apple Slaw

Got an advance copy of Sally Kuzemchak’s terrific new cookbook Dinnertime Survival Guide, published in conjunction with the folks at Cooking Light.  I put it right to work with these Shrimp Tacos with Apple Slaw. I’ll be sharing more on Sally’s book soon!

Loaded sweet potatoes

Putting these on my dinner “to do” list this week: Healthy “Loaded” Sweet Potatoes from What’s Gaby Cooking. Orange Almond Cake with Vanilla Mousse

Keep your eyes out for this prettiness –Orange Almond Cake with Vanilla Mousse — coming your way in a few days.

How was your Week in Food?


04.12.2014 at5:50 PM #

Meg Hart

So many yummy ideas for us this week, thank you! Love the idea of roasting cherry tomatoes, and the oatmeal pancake idea. We continue to live in Breadville over here – and will be making use of the spreads and toppings you mention frequently.

04.12.2014 at5:50 PM #

Katie Morford

Thanks Meg. Good tomatoes aren’t quite here yet, so roasting them brings out the sweetness in the meantime.

04.22.2014 at9:55 AM #

erin {yummy supper}

Holy moly, your weeks in food are packed with so much deliciousness! It also looks like you had fun in NY. I was just there with my girl Lilah last week. Such a sweet time.
I’m in love with your hipster water flask. I want a photo of you on the soccer sidelines;)

04.22.2014 at9:55 AM #

Katie Morford

Hi Erin, We’ll get you set up with a flask too…give new meaning to “soccer mom.”

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