My Week in Food

berriesStarted the week off with a visit to the farmers’ market in Healdsburg, a charming wine country town with an equally charming Saturday market, where I discovered Alpine berries. Tiny, and part of the strawberry family, they taste like candy.

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This also happened over the weekend (look away vegetarians and Babe-loving friends): Whole roasted pig done in a Caja China, a traditional Cuban method of barbecuing inside a wooden box that made for a most delicious meal for a very large crowd.

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Not so traditional was this twist on a tomato Mozzarella salad, only in this case it was tofu instead of cheese. It was part of a tofu cooking class hosted by House Foods Tofu with superstar Top Chef contender, Melissa King, behind the stove.

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This was camp lunch for Virginia one day. Why does melon done with a melon baller taste better?

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My lunch that same day? Not so well balanced, but some days are just like that. Sourdough chocolate bread from the lovely Craftsman and Wolves bakery, cultured butter, and strawberry jam.

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This is what lunch looked like the rest of the week: Little tacos on corn tortillas crisped in a pan with Cheddar, whatever veggies I could scare up, sriracha, and a big spoonful of my new favorite fermented food: Wild Brine Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut. Weird but GOOD.

pizzaNot remotely weird, but also GOOD was dinner at a gem of a restaurant tucked in an alley off of one of San Francisco’s grittiest streets. Dinner at Montesacro felt a little like I might be in Italy, everything was tasty, the waitstaff was friendly and warm. What’s not to love?

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Favorite dinner of the week? I’d planned to make summer rolls with the kids, but had to dash out before there was time. So I set them up with all the fixings and rice papers to go with. They pulled it all together.

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A surprise treat of the week was discovering a forgotten roll of chocolate chip cookie dough in the back of the freezer. It’s from this recipe in the New York Times. It’s a little fussier than most in this genre, but makes for a darn good cookie.

Frittata

This was a “we’re heading out of town cook through the fridge” frittata at the tail end of the week. I sauteed onions, fresh corn, zucchini, basil, lemon juice, and salt. Poured eggs over the top and dotted the whole thing with goat cheese. I cooked it on the stove top and finished it under the broiler (or more accurately, I overcooked it under the broiler. It happens.

Homemade otter pops

On the menu for 4th of July weekend? DIY Otter Pops (sans artificial everything). I’m taking a page from this post on making your own two-ingredient pops.  Let the brain freeze begin!

How was your Week in Food?

Comments

07.02.2016 at11:01 AM #

Melissa Arfstrom

Looks so great!! Congratulations again on all of your success!! I hope u r headed to your dads got the 4th. Thx again for the dock/lake experience-these kids r really growing up-what’s going on! Love the new website too! Peace!

07.02.2016 at11:01 AM #

katiemorford

Hi Melissa, Yes! Tahoe for the 4th. Time does fly. Happy holiday to you and your sweet family. xx

07.03.2016 at5:09 AM #

Sally @ Real Mom Nutrition

Thank you for the shout-out! Your week in food, as always, looks amazing! Especially those DIY summer rolls.

07.03.2016 at5:09 AM #

katiemorford

Of course. I’ve got my stash of Zipsicles and am having fun experimenting. The kids love!

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