My Week in Food

We hosted a gaggle of family for a casual supper featuring Ina Garten’s most excellent Lasagne with Turkey Sausage. Couldn’t help but add two bunches of chopped, blanched chard for good measure.

Took a terrific class on recipe development at the brand-spanking-gorgeous-new San Francisco Cooking School. Picked up this handy tip for fresh ginger: use the edge of an ordinary teaspoon to scrape off the peel. So easy, no waste.

Found myself talked into buying enough grass-fed rib-eye to last me through winter from The Steak Guys; they sell out of the back of a four-by-four. Not sure what I was thinking (hard to say no to an earnest rancher), but Mr. Mom’s Kitchen is totally psyched.

As long as we’re on the subject of beef, split a burger for lunch with my friend Jessie at Zuni Cafe, one of my all-time-favorite SF eateries. Pickled onions AND grilled onions. Yum.

Making up for the carbon footprint of all that meat by starting up my CSA delivery again, something I had put on hold for a few months. Always love seeing this box on my front stoop. Welcome back, friends.

Tested these beauties out for Monday’s post. Hang onto your hats for Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze coming your way in a few days. Heaven.

What happened in your kitchen this week? Did you eat in? Eat out? Were you fasting? Feasting? Share!


11.16.2012 at5:59 AM #


YUM! I remember Zuni Cafe. You’re making me miss San Francisco! 🙂

11.16.2012 at10:08 AM #


I can’t wait until Monday! The donuts look amazing. I’ve been making a variation on Tori Ritchie’s “clear skin” smoothie almost every day – small handful of regular oats, half or whole banana, one whole soft pear (cored, but not peeled), enough plain kefir to make it liquid-y and a couple ice cubes in the blender, sometimes some chia seeds or protein powder. Frozen fruit (peaches, berries) or anything else super ripe works, but the pear is especially delicious. Yum!

11.16.2012 at10:08 AM #

Katie Morford

Monday’s recipe won’t be quite the nutrition powerhouse of your smoothie. I never thought to put pear in a smoothie. I’m going to try that. Thanks.

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