Friday, July 27, 2012

From the Garden: Fava Bean Agnolotti with Curry Emulsion

While I was still crashing with my parents, I had the brilliant idea that "we" should grow our own fava beans in their amazing garden. 
I say "we" in the sense that I came up with the idea, ordered the seeds, then sat in a reclining patio chair with a glass of wine while I watched my mom plant them... I left the rest of the work to my mom, but she was kind enough to bring me the bulk of the harvest anyway...

Big Box of Produce

As the chaos of moving began to subside, I decided to try a Portland-area produce delivery service.  I really enjoyed the process of trying to cook my way through the Big Box of Produce that I ordered in Boston back in the day (even if that box was more than I could handle without living in the kitchen full-time), and it seemed like it was worth another try.  Out here in Portland my produce deliveries will come from OrganicsToYou.  Here's what came in my first box:

Aaaand... I'm Back.

It's been a while since I've posted here.  After moving to Portland I was staying with my parents for about 6 months, which made cooking a bit more complicated (if only because I had people who were willing to cook me delicious dinners while I worked on not hurting myself by over-doing it).  Now that I'm back in my own place I'll be doing much more cooking and posting... It feels good to be getting back into a routine...

A major change since last I posted is that my awesome Charley passed away in a tragic accident.  He was pretty much the greatest bunny in the history of bunnies, and I miss him like crazy.  He had been struggling with a recurring abscess in his jaw bone for a couple years and was never going to die of old age, but it still hurt to lose him so suddenly.
Because I know having a cute little fluff-ball around is good for putting a smile on my face even on bad days, I adopted another rabbit not long after I lost Charley.  His name is Jackson, and he's pretty freaking cute.  He lived the first 4 years of his life in a shelter and then in a crowded (but very loving) foster home, so he's a bit shy ("paranoid" is how the shelter described him... which is pretty accurate).  I'm working on bringing him out of his shell, though, and he's slowly coming along... little by little... 
So, yeah...  That's what's been happening around here...  More posts about cooking (and Jackson) to follow...