[98] Broccoli Noodles with Garlic and Soy

Cover of The Everything Thai Cookbook by Jennifer Malott Kotylo

So, awhile back, my dear friend “Jen”:http://antijenicdrift.blogspot.com/ commented that she wished there were more recipes made from a wider variety of books. She felt that it was interesting to read about what books we had, and why, but she wanted to see what we were cooking out of them!

Well, I’m not going to be able to satisfy her curiosity for all our cookbooks (see “the Dahl cookbook”:http://metacookbook.com/permalink/roald-dahls-revolting-recipes.html) but it did nudge me to go back and check out cookbooks we may STILL not have cracked, nearly nine months into this challenge. I found this one, and found that I’d mentioned at least two recipes I wanted to eat pretty much instantly, so I went to go make one or the other. Only to discover that I didn’t have the ingredients and couldn’t get them for months.… Continue reading →

[97] Boneless Prime Rib for a Small Crowd

How to Cook Everything, by Mark Bittman

Bill and I have two farms we tend to buy meat from at “Green City Market.”:http://www.greencitymarket.org/index.asp One I’ve mentioned in passing several times, is “Meadow Haven Farm.”:http://www.meadowhavenfarm.com/ While they have beef, we tend to purchase from them mostly poultry and pork. In fact, I think we’ve never purchased beef from Meadow Haven.

The farm we get our beef from, generally, is “Heartland Meats.”:http://www.heartlandmeats.com/ Now, we don’t buy it explicitly because it tastes better. We have, in fact, not tried most of the other vendors’ beef. We end up buying it from Heartland because it is pretty darn good, and because we managed to form a relationship with them, albeit “just” buyer and seller, long before we connected with any of the other farmers.… Continue reading →